Anderson Green

Rookie - 99 Points (08-13-96 / Ripley, MS)

Insomnia - Poem by Anderson Green

Oh, how I cannot sleep
the constant way I lay
it keeps me up
I cannot sleep

Noises all around
Cannot close my eyes
the harder I try, I fail
It has been five days

My wife wonders why I cannot sleep
She says, 'I toss and turn'
I agree
I have started to see things

I hardly eat
My wife thinks that I am ill
I agree
It has been nine days

No soul outside the wall of my mind
could trouble me
I can never walk out
I went to the doctors

They say that there is no wrong in me
I struggle home
wife sits in grief
she crys

I ask why she cried
she looks at me
she cries even more
then she hugged me, first time in ages

I lay in bed
I am still tired
I closed my eyes, finally
I smiled, I was finally happy.

My wife stood in the door
Tears keep going down her face
but with an undertone she said
'Goodbye, My love.'

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Form: Couplet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

An man who is dying due to insomnia but instead is greatly ill

Comments about Insomnia by Anderson Green

  • (3/16/2015 11:56:00 PM)

    Thank you Mr. David Walker (Report) Reply

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  • (3/16/2015 11:55:00 PM)

    Thank you David walker I appreciate the gracious word you bestowed in the comments. The real thing is I am only 18 with no poetry training, the things I write are purely inspiration. (Report) Reply

  • (3/16/2015 12:54:00 PM)

    A powerful poem, and will be so true for a lot of people who suffer from insomnia.
    A great write.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2015

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