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Sleepless Nights Original Version

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Sleepless Nights Original Version

My mind wanders down empty hallways
Looking to find the land of slumber
Sleep elusive there is no gateway

There are no sheep for me to number
My mind is trapped in gooey darkness
Looking to find the land of slumber

The clock ticks as a quiet witness
It's wretched hands torturing my brain
My mind trapped in gooey darkness

Random thoughts fall on me like the rain
The past a spectre grabs for my throat
It's wretched hands torturing my brain

Sleep was once pleasant like a sweet note
Future was filled with possibility
The past a spectre grabs for my throat

Sleepless is my new reality
My mind wanders down empty hallways
Future was filled with possibility
Sleep elusive there is no gateway

Originally written for
Contest by Leonora Galinta
"Sleepless Nights"

Decided to enter free verse version instead.

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:23:00 AM
    LOVE THIS. The Terzanelle is my favourite poetic form and you have mastered it! (which is NOT easy) Great job, Rick! I'm glad you posted this one as well as the version you entered in the contest :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Heather, I am glad you like it.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 9:16:00 PM
    So much truth in this beauty, Richard. A winner for sure!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Annalise.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 2:50:00 PM
    So many hours wasted sleeping..lol. I haven't slept through the night for ages..wouldn't know how to act. Good one and a winner. BG

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Apparently you are wasting little time.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:20:00 AM
    I wish....I wish...I wish I could write a terzanelle. My mind doesn't work that way! I hope those sweet notes comes back to you, Richard. :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/3/2013 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have no doubt that you can do anything you put your mind too Eileen. Usually I sleep really well, I expect the notes will play again this evening.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Lots of quality time was spent in writing this entry .I'm sure you will be rewarded with a win..... Jake

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/3/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jake, in reality I only spent about ten minutes. When I start one of these I never know where they will lead me. Kinda like Forest Gump and that box of chocolates.