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Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Insomniac


There are some nights when
sleep plays coy,
aloof and disdainful.
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  • Freshman - 2,239 Points Patricia Grantham (6/17/2013 8:27:00 PM)

    A good nights sleep is a blessing. Many of us
    at one time or another have find it difficult
    sometimes to go to sleep. We think of any
    thing or any way to help us get a good nights
    sleep. I have a few poems related to sleep.
    Sleep, Sunrise & Sunset, & Then Comes the Night
    Short and sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shadow Girl (5/4/2011 11:18:00 AM)

    To me, being an insomniac is the best thing for my poetry. All my flashes of insiration happen late at night! Great relatable poem. Please check out some of mine - new to this site and would love to 'Get the ball rolling' and get any feedback; positive or negative - on my writing! thanx (some poems of mine include to be free, do you...etc) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bert Bell (10/30/2010 11:09:00 PM)

    A beautiful short and very true poem. How I relate to it. Simply splendid.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tiffany Wells (6/16/2010 2:45:00 AM)

    i can picture this poem in my mind being read over and over and over again as i lie in bed and cannot get my brain to fall asleep (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Natasha Phillips (1/22/2010 3:49:00 PM)

    so says the insomniac! ! ! ! ! ! one has to first love and appreciate the fine art of poetry to fully understand Maya's work. (Report) Reply

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