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Below is the poem entitled Sleepless which was written by poet Ken Carroll. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Late night
I am awake
3:30 AM
knows all my secrets

Perhaps insomnia
is a refuge
my oasis
I suffer darkly
within my refuge

Daybreak hours
onward creep
shred of sleep
all but wavers
in the spirit wind

Tonight beautiful
beckoning bed
did not promise
opiated dreams
only pillow thoughts...

Copyright © Ken Carroll

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  1. Date: 11/15/2013 5:15:00 PM
    Ken This is an interesting write that all insomniacs and writers can relate too. And if its worse if its a writer with this infliction because our minds never shut off. Nice job Thanks for the sweet comment on my Two Hearts poem.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/15/2013 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Robin, Thanks for visiting this one! Ken
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 10:02:00 AM
    here's the link to my poem..... ..enjoy

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Kenneth, i like that! 3:30 knowing all your secrets.. so i imagine that's when your mind comes to life... this is truly a nice little verse.. i love how you run to your OASIS, even if it means depriving yourself from precious sleep. Maybe that's the only time your mind finds comfort with you and the thoughts swim with no dreams. Any signal is better than no signal at all. thank you for this post. Once again.. I wish we could tag poems... I would tag this one with my Sleepless night poems.. PD

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 7/28/2013 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you again Linda...Glad you understand the hidden meaning...I seem to do most of my writing at night...I will check out campfire and look forward to sharing more poems...You write with a romantic passion......Your new friend in poetry, Ken...