Posts tagged ‘insomnia’

November 27, 2019

-19.11.19_23:58-

by dokurtybitz

Circling around,
Finger tracing the swirl

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October 11, 2019

-09.10.19_01:15-

by dokurtybitz

I don’t want to sleep,
Since that means

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April 22, 2019

-21.04.19_01:47-

by dokurtybitz

The body is tired,
My mind will not stop,

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January 13, 2019

-13.01.19_01:30-

by dokurtybitz
Zooming along
In the dark,
Reeling and overloaded,
Images flash before my eyes
Open or shut
I see them still,
Never settling,
Circling around,
Until I crash
Into tomorrow.
October 23, 2018

-22.10.18_02:40-

by dokurtybitz

It keeps on running
Off switch,

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April 11, 2018

Stay Up

by Renwick Berchild

They glare, the lanterns of the city, the rooftops lit with minds
that cannot sleep, with eyes

that will not close, and mine are along, the plung
of neuroticism; rest rises up and sudden there’s the tug. We’re
hot, a blade in need of pounding, the urge
to spin, lofty dreams, haggard visions, twisting
our teeth like screws. But the builders build. The makers make.

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December 1, 2017

HAIKU: I HATE COUNTING SHEEP

by thereluctantpoet

HAIKU:  I HATE COUNTING SHEEP

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Sleep Like A Baby?

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September 22, 2017

-22.09.17_03:18-

by dokurtybitz

I was reading Tolkien
That night too,

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September 22, 2017

-21.09.17_02:43-

by dokurtybitz

Bang along
Eluding sleep’s sweet grasp

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July 12, 2017

-11.07.17_00:23-

by dokurtybitz

Following an elliptical path
Twitchy rage to
Weepy calm,
Feeling the toll
It extracts from my body
And sanity,

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April 8, 2017

-08.04.17:03:26-

by dokurtybitz

Lost
In the sea of
Insomnia,

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April 5, 2017

-05.04.17_02:39-

by dokurtybitz

Bouncing and wanting to
Sleep

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February 22, 2017

-19.02.17_07:27-

by dokurtybitz

And the day rolls round
Again,

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September 7, 2016

Time

by Nick Anthony

I don’t hate you.
It’s not you who fuels the insomnia
That tortures me in bed
Each night as I lay awake,
Desperately longing to take back
What I lost.

Because I didn’t lose you.
You were never mine to have.
I know that now.
I’ve accepted that you were free
To meet him and abandon me.
And I cherish our time before:
When it was just us two.

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July 7, 2016

The Grass Does Not Bend

by Renwick Berchild

When the grass doesn’t bend, and the earth
Holds her breath, and the stars are drowned
By a pregnant moon at midnight, so I walk,
Down the empty road, a monk in my shawl

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August 1, 2015

-01.08.15_04.45-

by dokurtybitz

I won’t surrender
To the transcendent joy
Of sleep.
Dragging my body
Along the wake
Left by my soul,

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May 29, 2015

-28.05.15_01:01-

by dokurtybitz

Sleep with
The light on,
Avoid sinking
Into the dark,
Isolate
And protect,
So the beast
Sees no morsels
In his way,
As we ride
The red path

May 29, 2015

-19.05.15_08:34-

by dokurtybitz

Oblivion calls
A sweet siren song,
But I can’t listen
Or follow her down
Responsibilities beckon,
Steel fist on my heart
Directing me outwards,
Gawd how I hate
The daily grind

March 16, 2015

~ Insomniacs 

by ladyliterati

~ Insomniacs 

Sometimes… Night is a silent, slow motion picture
Episodes scatter, out of place, out of time and sequence
Voiceless moving mouths, familiar faces freeze framed
As memories of a lifetime take center stage, reenact;

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February 24, 2015

-23.02.15_01:44-

by dokurtybitz

While away the hours,
Trying to avoid
The future fast approaching,
I slump and nod
Along,

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October 26, 2014

-25.10.14_01:14-

by dokurtybitz

An ordered plea
Ignored,
The words offered
A seductive lure
That dragged me in
And along,
Until

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September 13, 2014

-11.09.14_10:54-

by dokurtybitz

Awakening
To a blank spot,
No recollection
Of how I got here,
Or what
May have been done

September 13, 2014

-11.09.14_09:27-

by dokurtybitz

Riding me nightly
Day after day,
The carrot on my stick
Forever out of reach,
Until I collapse
Into nótt’s embrace

August 29, 2014

Snoring

by Michelle Sherlock

Photo of 4 poster bed at White Hart Inn, Harrogate, with Mr and Mrs cushions

Delayed sleep

A modern curse?

Repeated waking

Time’s a blur

 

Tick tock goes the clock

The light’s too bright

The breathing too loud

 

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June 15, 2014

-14.06.14_04:53-

by dokurtybitz

Dawn creeps closer,
Forward and openly
Seductive,
Tempting me,
To wait a wee bit longer
But common sense
Drags me back
To bed

June 4, 2014

Insomnia,

by CW

Secrets shared are deep,
forming memories to keep.
Though the time leap,
slowly as love seep.
Broken promises ever weep,
because talk is cheap.
Thoughts now a heap,
how do I sleep?

-CW

May 11, 2014

-12.05.14_04:54-

by dokurtybitz


Dawn comes along,
A gradual cessation
Of the night’s orchestra,
Details slowly resolve
Into shadows
And shapes,

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April 13, 2014

-13.04.14_02:39-

by dokurtybitz


I prefer the night,
No evil charioteer
Trying to kill us,
Serene
I can think,
And write