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Below is the poem entitled Insomniac which was written by poet VALERIE THE HEAVY HEARTED POET. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.



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It's Two A.M
and all I can do is stare at the clock
envisioning the mechanism inside
the inner workings of time
tick tock tick tock
hearing nothing but my breathing and the clock
only reminding me I'm still awake
I toss and I turn 
but am drawn back to the clock
it's 2:05...
what feels like an eternity has passed
vast darkness envelopes my asylum
like drapping lace
I can see through various spaces
at least I think I can
my mind is running amuck
perhaps it's all my imagination
I see mysef hanging from the minute hand
expressing my need for incessant rest
with every passing minute
my thoughts become more ambiguous and elusive
my eyes burn with fatigue
my stomach nauseated from my apathy
I am so exhausted I begin to weep
not sobbing though for I don't have the strength
meek tears trail from the corners of my eyes
down my cheek
and onto my pillow
again reminding me that I am still awake
as my eyes grow heavier and heavier
and sleep seems inescapable
once more I am compelled to admire the clock
it has witnessed my night of torment
my twilight of suffering and anguish
yet never left my side
the time has passed 
and sleep now impossible
for it is time to rise
and weak and wearily live another day


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  1. Date: 2/16/2015 10:43:00 AM
    Yes I understand this very well Valerie, a nightshift worker, my sleep pattern is all over the place. Enjoyed this piece very much!xx

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Been there. ..right down to the tears :) Very well penned

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 12:25:00 PM
    I have definitely been here before. Well described, the agony of being unable to go off into slumber and then having the enormity of having to face the day. Good Job! MC

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 11:58:00 AM
    God I know how this is!! Very well put.

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 9:28:00 PM
    tick tock, tick tock,,, this is me... well at least i wish it was... anyways when i wake in the morning, in feels as if i have been awake all night... so why sleep... love ~LINDA

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Having the same problem like you, here is an advice, if you are not sleepy, do not stay in bed, watch a program you like on TV, or write a poem, do anything that would erase your subconscious that keeps reminding you, you cannot sleep or watch the watch. Good luck, hope i helped. Terry xoxo

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 8:39:00 AM
    You are truly awesome...I admire your artistic pen!

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 12:20:00 PM
    I have a poem titled insomniac as well.. I can feel your words here. Sleep better :/ love, JuliMichelle