Angela Wybrow

Bronze Star - 2,147 Points (Salisbury, Wilts, UK)

A Headful Of Thoughts - Poem by Angela Wybrow

I'm lying here, wide awake
Trying hard to get some sleep;
But my brain is totally buzzing,
So it's useless counting sheep!

My mind is manically racing,
Thinking of words and ideas;
I think of the sad poem that I just wrote,
And my eyes suddenly fill up with tears.

I need to get some sleep,
As I'm actually pretty tired;
But my brain is so alive:
Like, it's been electrically wired!

Many times, I've had new thoughts,
And jumped out of my cosy bed,
To quickly grab a pen and paper,
And jot them down before they leave my head.

Is this a common problem,
Which all writers share?
Do they, too, wake up the next day
Feeling a little worse for wear?


Comments about A Headful Of Thoughts by Angela Wybrow

  • Bipasha D (4/6/2018 12:24:00 PM)


    Many times, I've had new thoughts,
    And jumped out of my cosy bed,
    To quickly grab a pen and paper,
    And jot them down before they leave my head.

    Is this a common problem,
    Which all writers share?

    Yes it happens with me too. A beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (3/9/2016 6:18:00 AM)


    Many times, I've had new thoughts,
    And jumped out of my cosy bed,
    To quickly grab a pen and paper,
    And jot them down before they leave my head. Yes this is my experience. i also suffer with so many thoughts and imaginations in the brain and at night suddenly get up to jot down the feelings, emotions, and words. thank you for this poem.. tony
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/19/2015 1:18:00 PM)


    Verily, I too write it down as quickly as possible or
    else it goes out of mind and never returns.......10

    I invite you to read my poems
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  • (6/28/2014 6:51:00 PM)


    The short answer is yes.
    Well done.
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  • (6/28/2014 6:50:00 PM)


    The short answer is yes.
    A top notch effort.
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  • (6/28/2014 10:39:00 AM)


    The thing is that the poet has ample ideas for making and writing new poems and her mind is always having exciting experience of events and themes in writing poem the real description through the poem is wonderful and interesting. (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2014 9:14:00 AM)


    By this time I have written a few poems on sleep and on poetry but this one is a combination of both, cocktail! Awesome write! (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2014 9:04:00 AM)


    Haha! Oh yes, this is very familiar! I have a hard time turning my mind off every night! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/28/2013 9:39:00 AM)


    I think of things to write when I am in bed but by the time I get downstairs I've forgotten them. Have you read my sonnet On Sleep, it runs along the same theme. NIce one Angela (Report) Reply

  • Adriana Avila (6/28/2013 8:40:00 AM)


    I know the feeling..Great write, enjoyed very much.

    Blessings, AA
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  • Godfrey Morris (6/28/2013 8:12:00 AM)


    It is a writer's not remembering the thoughts had. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • Jayne Davies (6/28/2013 12:55:00 AM)


    A good poem. Well done Angela! (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (6/30/2012 9:00:00 AM)


    woa, sounds familiar, a hundred million words flying through your head like migrating flocks in winter, sometimes so hard to reach up and grab them before they disapear into the wild blue, nice writing, cheers (Report) Reply

  • (6/29/2012 10:03:00 AM)


    I used to get up in the early hours to write. I am sluggish now like my writing. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Cheruiyot (6/29/2012 7:27:00 AM)


    Imagine if you were to sleep~ meaning no poem for me to read...Thanks to gods of sleep! ! (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2012 8:45:00 PM)


    This is really nice. and also can you check mine out. thanks very good. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (6/28/2012 3:34:00 PM)


    Aye, I have a similar problem
    but I will differentiate for my pirate lot
    when I hear that majestic hymn
    reaching for my quill
    I am flung out of my swinging cot!
    Loved the poem!
    Read 'Pirate's Block' if you want a giggle.
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  • Valerie Dohren (6/28/2012 2:54:00 PM)


    Definitely a writer's problem I would say - I keep a pen and notebook by my bed so at least I don't have to get up. Very well written and rhymed, worth your loss of sleep! ! (Report) Reply

  • Linda May Fox (6/2/2012 2:38:00 PM)


    I totally relate to this poem. I like it! (Report) Reply

  • Sara Fielder (1/4/2012 7:58:00 PM)


    An excellent poem! Well done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, October 31, 2011


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