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Sleepless Night

My pillow sings the blues
of a night spent unused
as sleep, my fickle companion,
impolitely refused

Not a crease mars the linen
nor a dream’s birth was given
The sleepless night was spent
with a book, its binder bent
Pages read and explored
in a tale without reward
As love found no blending 
in a story of war unbending
another thief in the night
an ending that wasn’t right

The light of morning’s arrival
finds for me, no revival
Oh sleep, my wretched friend
bid me now no denial

©Debra Squyres 2013  

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  1. Date: 1/5/2014 3:20:00 PM
    Within the hours before the dawn. Restless shadows just relinquish a yawn. With thoughts confusing the beating heart. You lay down to sleep but just can't start. Unrequainted sense of life, bemoans the soul with endless strife. Peace. :) and joy. :)

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 12:10:00 AM
    been a while, debra.. but you made up for upur absence with this superbly written work; very existential and full of imagism... this makes me sleepless; brilliant!.. happy new year and huggs

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 9:18:00 PM
    I'm so glad to see you posting again, you have left a hole in the Soup by you not being here that only you can fill my friend! I really loved reading this enlightening poem here this evening! What a brilliant piece...I know what it's like to want to finish a book all through the night instead of you just can't put down, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 10:20:00 AM
    well penned wishes

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 9:49:00 AM
    this is GREAT stuff and I love how you compared a sleepless night to a novel about love that had no resolution. Genius!

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 7:39:00 AM
    Insomnia is an old friend of mine. I read in the middle of the night a great deal. This reminds me of the new book, The Book Thief..have you read it? Enjoyed reading your poem. BG