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Night comes like a paranoid intruder
Jilting me from my slumbered tumor
Is it that someone is there
Out of sight for which to stare?
Are my nightmares alive or merely
The flashbacks of things that I can't see clearly
Is it creeping in to my home by way of hinged door
Or through the window or the cracks in the floor
What I know is that my slumder seems
To be like scarey waking dreams
Why can't my worried head be still
And force myself to sleep by will
Oh pillow, oh sheets, encompass me
And let all my worry let me free.

John K Brewster
"Willows whiten, aspens quiver, little breezes dusk and shiver"- Lord Tennyson

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The following comments are for "Insomnia"
by johnb79

sleepy not?
i wonder how many of us dread the midnight hour, when we, unlike the rest of the world, lie awake staring into darkness. Perhaps....too much hairspray.

( Posted by: poesandpoetry [Member] On: February 5, 2004 )

sleepless poets listlessly rhyming everywhere
Lack of sleep has certainly been the subject du'jour over the last couple of days (or, how does one say "of the week" in french?) One might almost be tempted to deduce that insomnia is a requirement in the realm of poetry....

Or what I mean to say is that I hope this lovely poem is not obscured by the popularity of it's theme!

( Posted by: hazelfaern [Member] On: February 5, 2004 )

Sleep Seekers -N- Dreamweavers
Thanks for calling it beautiful, I am truely flattered! I'm often in a sleepless daze when I write. This theme is popular but if I do say so myself, I think I was able to bring new spin to the theme.

( Posted by: johnb79 [Member] On: February 6, 2004 )

all AWE
Thanks for calling mine awesome. i dare say anything else about yours!!

( Posted by: nnehriya [Member] On: February 20, 2004 )

the truth ring forth
It is not only poets who get the privalige of Insomnia let me just point that out. but i must say it is so true laying awake in the dark and quiet night listening to the floor boards and night creatures letting your imagination run amuck on all your sences. Cootos

( Posted by: rincewind [Member] On: June 4, 2004 )

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