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Poetry After Midnight - Version 1

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Poetry After Midnight - Version 1

I just need to get some sleep,
As I lay here beneath my quilt,
Yet, I know these words will not keep,
By morning they will die and wilt.

Turning on my lamp, hurts my eyes,
As I sit up in my warm bed,
No matter how hard it tries,
The lines won't remain in my head.

The clock says it's after midnight,
But, poetry waits for no one,
I'll stay up until dawn's early light,
Until I can get this poem done.

If I try to write this tomorrow,
The words will have left my mind,
My heart will break with sorrow,
When the poetry I can no longer find.

I've become a tired, weeping willow,
But, I didn't have a choice,
I want to lay my head on the pillow,
And, try to quiet down this voice.

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  1. Date: 6/30/2014 5:19:00 PM
    I could easily have written these same thoughts myself! my nights are very often 'disturbed' by my loving muse; handy to keep paper and pen on the bedside table. Lovely write. // paul

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 7/3/2014 11:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I felt exactly the same way when I read your poem, Paul! I can never fall asleep when my muse keeps whispering in my ear. I keep a pen and paper close to me at all times, because you never know when an inspiration may come.
  1. Date: 5/25/2014 11:32:00 PM
    Congrats on your win my friend!!!

  1. Date: 5/25/2014 5:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win! I enjoyed reading this poem because it sounds identical to what I go through when I have great ideas in the middle of the night and just need to record them immediately before I forget them. Thank you for sharing!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/26/2014 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're welcome, Pandita. I'm glad that you enjoyed this poem and can relate to it. Thank you for the nice comments and the kind congrats. I appreciate it very much!
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 9:36:00 PM
    Kelly I remember this one and how well I related to it. Congrats for the winner's list!!

  1. Date: 5/23/2014 9:24:00 PM
    Congrats on the win my friend!!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/25/2014 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my friend!
  1. Date: 5/22/2014 9:45:00 PM
    KELLY, Congratulations, I hope you enjoy your win and placement.... Stop by my latest blog, "The Glass SLipper" if you'd like. Take Care, and enjoy a smile or two. XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 11:41:00 PM
    "I've become a tired, weeping willow, But, I didn't have a choice, I want to lay my head on the pillow, And, try to quiet down this voice." - loved this part most of all!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Dominique! It was fun to write a poem about writing poetry! I really appreciate you stopping by to read and comment on my poem.
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 12:30:00 AM
    wow, this happens to me SO often. I have lost several poems to sheer tiredness or to having an uninspired muse. An enjoyable read this is.

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 6:19:00 AM
    I have been there with the one line that I need to remember and at times I have dreamed of writing poetry..Excellent work putting down the way we feel and what we do to save that thought..I noticed that you visited my work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:27:00 PM
    Oh I have been there many times. Those beautiful poetic phrases slip through our minds so easily! Why is that! Need to write them down immediately or... poof! GONE!!! Very good write and as you can see, many of us can surely relate to it!!! Hugs, Jack xoxoxox

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Like the others I can so realate. I cry a tear for all the lost poems that vanish into the night.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 11/11/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I always write my poems with paper and pen, so then I can rewrite them, before I post them on Poetry Soup!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/9/2013 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have a iPad so no need to turn on a light or find a pen and paper. Most of my poems go straight from my brain onto the soup.
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 1:43:00 PM
    I know the feeling. Having an Ipod Touch helps. I just put my thoughts on the notepad app an after i wake up I transfer them to paper and spend time editing. Good poem

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:38:00 PM
    deep and very beautifully penned kelly

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 12:22:00 PM
    - Actually, it's a bit annoying .... words and thoughts flying ..... no rest ... no sleep. - The hours go ... alarm clock rings .... - Yes, I recognize myself in this poem Kelly. - Well written! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 11:37:00 AM
    That is i like most...simple truth which we do in our daily life,work and thinking.Die of thought is like the die of near one;it's hurts.I like your whole write....sleep,poetry and mind.Excellently penned

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Wonderful write that I can really relate to. How many times the makings of a poem have come to me, when I am far away from a pen, and how many poems I have lost for not carrying a pen with me. great read Kelly....peter