Insomnia (Photo credit: EasyPickle)

The digital clock is slow
It lies through its reddish glow
Insomnia is beating
A deathly, stalking blow

You struggle in the sheets
Your worries incomplete
One moment you are cool
And then you’re slammed with heat

You stare at walls around
In shadows they abound
As though your sleeping self
In prison, runs aground

And daybreak comes too late
To this alleviate
You’ve counted all the sheep
Two thousand through the gate

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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12 Responses to Insomnia

  1. Ray says:

    I hate insomnia.

  2. Insomnia is the worst….glad you don’t get it very often. You describe it very well. 😀

    • Thank you!! 🙂 🙂 I get a minor version of it often – the sort of two or so hour insomnia that comes at about 2am when you wake up and your brain switches on and obsesses about work…till you tire yourself to sleep some time later. But full on insomnia, I’ve only experienced that a few times in my life, thankfully! 🙂

  3. What a coincidence! Reading this post while on an insomniac night-out! 😛

    Lovely words! 🙂

  4. great description! I deal with this all to often 😦

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