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Below is the poem entitled OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE POET which was written by poet Kim van Breda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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insomnia inevitably arrives night by night irritating restlessness tense & disturbed lying awake, the mind modifies-- mutates distressed, preceding delusional dreams conscious awareness cognizant & alert creative and mindful the words emerge falling like puzzle pieces perfectly clear brain on the ball—the title transparent insomnia creating flawless perfect verse and so it continues—imagination invented inspired though sleepless darkness & despair bedside lamps beaming their gentle glow ingenious words written while they flow partners fractious—their slumber disturbed the morning light finally setting insomniacs free another poem is shaped, fashioned—complete sharing elated euphoria with other obsessive poets compulsive fixation communicating another verse Copyright-- Kim van Breda

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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Congrats Kim, on your winning poetry love xxx

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:36:00 PM
    Please indulge me with a line from one of my poems...'Somehow I from pain'...You have expressed that thought with elegance and insight - Tim

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:26:00 AM
    I can relate, I have been kept up by many poems bouncing around inside my head. Congrats.

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 6:53:00 AM
    great write Kim...congrats on your win

    van Breda Avatar Kim van Breda
    Date: 7/23/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joseph-- enjoy your talented poetry too.
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 10:33:00 PM
    My huge heartfelt congratulations on your great win my dear friend, Kim.It’s an outstanding poem indeed which really deserved its shining win. Thank you so much for giving me your precious gem in my contest and for your support. Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    van Breda Avatar Kim van Breda
    Date: 7/23/2013 1:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your congratulations and encouragement. It was a topic I identified with. The original title was "Obsessive Compulsive Poet"-- I'm sure we can all relate to that. Honored to be placed in your completion. xx
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:42:00 AM
    Kim..! this poem resonates with me well..I like this a lot..winning wishes for you..! :))) *hug ~ Shirley

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 2:23:00 PM
    Bravo! Very well expressed. Good luck in the contest. :)

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Kim, you hit it right on. It's a curse of all creators. Once you have an idea, it has to be turned into a picture, a poem, a sound. Very intuitive.

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 6:08:00 AM
    Hi Kim, What you have said here is very true being kept awake can create ideas in your tired head and may have inspired many a great poet to write such beautiful words in maybe a romantic verse, You have put a lot of time into this poem and it is on display for all to see, I myself get inspiration from sleeping, and have come up with some great poems, they are now posted and waiting for you and many others who venture there to read them. thanks for sharing this gem with me. John Ginesi

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 12:46:00 PM
    Hi Kim you got this right sleep is almost unattainable once I have an idea I have to get up write it and maybe then get some sleep, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Ha! I loved this! I don't THINK I'm this way...I hope. Right? Ugh, I need a puzzle! Kidding. :) Excellent job!