Chaotic mind cluttered
thoughts escaping recognition;
words tangled, images distorted;
like an abhorrent apparition.
Nights as this are my foe
to having peaceful dreams;
Insanity a breath away;
no conquering reality it seems.
A shard of broken thoughts;
slicing through my head;
If I could only hold one still;
just long enough instead
to find solution to the suffering
and put end to their hold.
So fast are the thoughts,
words and images unfold;
past and present, even future
blur past mind’s eye this night.
Like heavy footed soldiers,
marching forward out of sight.
In the clutter I seek to find
one thought that's not illusion;
A truth to cling to, that was there
before insanity’s intrusion.
The racing mind refuses me
the clarity of calming thought;
Like ship adrift in turbulent seas;
tossed and full of fraught.
Till sleep comes to rescue,
trapped in this egregious state;
morning will again shed light;
my sanity of thought to reinstate.
Another battle fought and won;
I’ve kept insanity’s realm at bay;
help from all knowing power;
sending the sun to herald day.
Tormenting darkness put aside;
thoughts made clear and slow;
chaos and clutter now gone;
thoughts allowed to freely flow.
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