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Sleepless Nights

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Sleepless Nights

My mind wanders down empty hallway
I check each door
Hoping
Wishing 
Wanting
Sleep my elusive lover
She used to cradle me in her soft arms
I rested my weary head on her bosom
Dreams flowed in gentle rivers
Washing over my mind
Refreshing
Invigorating
I flew among the treetops
Listened to the breezes whisper in my ears
Secrets of the universe
Held onto for brief eternal moments
Evaporating in the morning light

Now I am stuck in the dark
Eyes closed yet rest will not come
I toss and turn on sheets of broken glass
Cutting
Slicing through 
Dreamless silence

There on my nightstand
That clock
Mocking me
That incessant tick tock
Seconds to hours
Thoughts disjointed
Flickers of the past
Future worries
That may never materialize
I know better
Yet unable to be wise
So I continue to walk
Down empty hallways
Checking each door
Knocking
Pounding
Please please
I don't want to be here any more
Slumber
I beg
Please 
Please
Open the door

Leonora Galinta's "Sleepless Nights" Contest




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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 7:28:00 PM
    Now that is beautiful!and kinda irritating that you just can't get to sleep!lol!bravo

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/8/2013 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a great comment! Thanks
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Absolute dead on description of insomnia, Richard...I am stunned and awed...Your personification of sleep as your lover intoduces the poem perfectly...This writing style reminds me a little of Edward Hirch's 'Lay Back the Darkness' which I have posted if you want to check it out...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/24/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim, I will check it out. I am not familiar with his work.
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 4:17:00 PM
    Excellent poetry congrats on your big win Richard, you deliver only the best to our door, love xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 6:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You flatter me Rose. You are very sweet.
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 12:39:00 PM
    For superb win, wish you a grand congrats, my friend. Loved always, bl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your visits today.
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 11:10:00 AM
    great write ...congrats on your win

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 9:39:00 AM
    Congrats, friend, it's a fine piece of writing!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much.
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 6:22:00 AM
    I'm so glad you entered this version, Richard! IT WON! CONGRATULATIONS! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha;) ;0). ;0)
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 7/23/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    RICHARD!!! YOU GOT ME! ;) Yes...I was trying to hint at that. Was I that OBVIOUS! :) Well....I'm so glad you WON!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am very pleased, I'm glad I took your advice.;0)
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 5:28:00 AM
    grreat piece, rich.. applause on your fine win..:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Nette
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 4:53:00 AM
    Richard, The Sandman has brought a master key to all the doors that would not open... Congratulations and peaceful sleep.... Great win, my friend.....Jake

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 6:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks John. I slept like a baby, up every few hours. Just joking slept very well.
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 9:59:00 PM
    My huge heartfelt congratulations on your super win my dear friend, Richard.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

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 6:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Leonra. I am thankfully and honored you picked my poem. This is a special win as it is my 100th placement here on the soup.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:37:00 AM
    I love the healthy rhythm in this piece. I think you've captured the theme of the contest. May be I will write one for the contest if it's not closed. Well done and Good luck. AO

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/7/2013 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You should A.O I am sure you would do an excellent job.
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 6:55:00 AM
    Your words, have such depth & meaning , that clock mocking me. Such a familiar feeling, sleeplessness. I experience it often & enjoyed reading your excellent work.....ty:) cherie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/6/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Cherie, I appreciate you taking the time to read some of my poems. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Hello Richard. You have some soup mail! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/3/2013 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the soup mail.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 12:09:00 PM
    The sheets of broken glass really got me on this one. I hope it was a good choice...good luck, Richard. I'm posting mine soon! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/3/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good luck to you as well, I think you will do very well.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Richard....this grabbed me more than the one you entered for the contest...the desperation seemed more real..the insomnia palpable. Fantastic write! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/3/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the feedback, I may switch it.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:56:00 AM
    oh my, a detalled delicate piece so inviting... what a wordsmith you are, richard... a topper!..:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/3/2013 11:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette, that is a very nice thing to say.