Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I’m up again 
haven’t slept since 
who knows when? 
grab a snack 
not hungry 
so I put it back 
to the sink 
get a drink 
try to drown 
the thoughts I think 
write them down 
move words around 
try to find 
the perfect noun 
the right verb 
for this blurb 
jot it down 
do not disturb 
so it makes sense
not too intense 
if it’s immense 
I must condense 
change a word 
to one preferred 
so the meaning 
is not absurd 
and the idea 
isn’t blurred
and the message 
still gets heard 
ramble on 
long enough 
‘til the rhyming 
gets too tough 
or you just 
run out of stuff 
and you’re spewing 
off the cuff
thinking about 
the things I said 
all the times 
that I’ve reread 
words I could have 
used instead 
bored enough 
to go to bed


  1. Like the way this reads. For some reason reminds me of a Dr. Seuss story, maybe the simplicity of using short phrases to show the flow of thoughts, or perhaps lines:
    'try to drown
    the thoughts I think'
    Very "Suess-ish." Nicely written!

  2. Insomnia sucks but you've written this poem so eloquently. I hear you!

  3. I read that really fast like it wanted me to run and pant and who knows-he collapsed into a dreamless state-because of his poetic pace of pure exhaustion.
    But the rhyme and rhythm was perfect. You ought to be proud of yourself...at least don't lose any sleep over it.

    OneLove-Tiger Windwalker

  4. Well written here..I feel your insomnia often!