Insomnia Poem by Milica Franchi De Luri


Rating: 5.0

Evil queen insomnia
let me sleep in a deep slumber
let me dream;
of familiar - unfamiliar faces,
journeys in slow motions
in empty streets full of commotions
going round and round
not knowing where i am bound

Night after night
you put me through long silent torture,
twisting dreads in my hair,
chattering through my brain
about your evil deeds,
your victims and your trophies

Let me disintegrate into the night,
among the sleepy stars whispers
telling each other bed time stories
of thousand lends across the world, of
musses, living at the edge of the sea
singing sweet lullabies to passing sailors

Somnus, god of sleep
hide the full moons face
peeping through the window
laughing at my inability to sleep
daring me to get out of bed
to play moon games, with
shadowy ghosts creeping in my garden

Just knock me out in deep sleep
hold my eyes shut tight
don't let me have a peep
through out the whole night

Night hold on to the dark
don't let down bring out the light
give me one more chance, one more try
let my half size eyes, win the sleep fight

Indira Renganathan 22 October 2009

How wonderfully you've crafted...especially in the second stanza abot the pains you get out of insomnia....excellent flow of words too....thank you and thanks for your comment on mine too

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 13 July 2010

Ma’am I think best remedy for Romantic Queen Insomnia make affair with Romantic King Somnolence and just tell him make romance and make me sleep…undoubtedly a unique poem…but like me please don’t gulp poetic pills…make you more insomniac….lolol … Thanks for sharing… Ms. Nivedita UK 10/10

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Marieta Maglas 11 January 2010

nice cognitive metaphor Evil queen insomnia well written meditative poem 10/10

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Melancholy Man 03 November 2009

such a unique and beautifully written piece, I could never fall asleep reading your poems. A wonderful perspective on insomnia

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Mamta Agarwal 28 October 2009

absolutely amazing, the manner in which you bring out the torture insomniacs go through, with great imagery and a touch of humour.10 goes to my fav Mamta

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Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar 23 October 2009

marks 10 superb. the second stranza excellent. shan

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