Treasure Island

Fay Slimm

(Ageless. / in Cornwall U.K.)

Sleepless In Cornwall U.K.


Help! I'm submerging beneath waves of words.
It's three in the morning in Cornwall U.K.
I'm meant to be sleeping, but rest just disturbs
The march of the Muse on poor sleepless Fay!
I've counted sheep vaulting countless barred gates,
Tossed, turned, then bored in my untidy bed
Sleep flown, now the Muse begins and dictates
Rhythms and metres to my sleepy head,
So, bolstered with coffee plus paper and pen
I resist the compulsion no more.
I scribble, erase, then scribble again.
Nothing emerges, and now it's past four!
What made me think I could ever write rhyme?
I know! - just for fun I'll post this on line! !

Submitted: Thursday, September 04, 2008
Edited: Thursday, September 04, 2008

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  • Tony Jolley (9/12/2008 3:23:00 AM)

    Surprising how many of us have the same experience really, where something that seems to be calling us hides frustratingly just out of reach beyond the veil or pale. You capture the time and the 'battle' so well, Fay. Regards, Tony. (Report) Reply

  • David Threadgold (9/9/2008 6:57:00 AM)

    Hi Fay. Yes a great way of looking at the way we spend our sleepless nights, I often find this to be a great subject to write about, and you do it so well. Regards Dave T. (Report) Reply

  • Bob Gibson (9/4/2008 11:33:00 PM)

    I too write poems in the dead of the night
    my mind goes ballistic till i get it right
    i toss and i turn, another verse mimed
    an imaginary pen poised but not timed

    thank you Fay! you always inspire me! (Report) Reply

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