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Insomniac Sadness

Rating: 4.7

Walls of night surround me
crowding hard and closing in.

Tonight’s sleep
yet another failed marathon,
alone except for the clocks
whose beats break my silence.

The stage is set, the actors here
but a heart’s reel of film

shows only reruns on a lonely night.
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Brian Jani 22 May 2014

Yah I am a fan of this particular write

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Shirley Woods 08 August 2009

Hi CJ, Been here and done this (and still doing it) . It's just a stage I suppose and gives me the time to think quietly and alone about new ideas. Best wishes.

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Joseph Daly 14 November 2005

CJ This is so beautifull put together. I read it out loud a few times (My girlfriend asked me who I was talking to) and would love to hear a reading of it because, now and again you feel that a voice can add so much to the words. Much love Denis Joe

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Cj Heck 03 November 2005

Thank you, Herbert, for reading my poem and for your wonderfully witty comments... oh, and I do like your second idea very much (wink) . Hugs, CJ

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Herbert Nehrlich1 03 November 2005

A good poem (of course) and I wonder if a glass of unhomogenised, unpasteurised milk might help? Or, there was something else that makes for restful sleep..... H

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Raynette Eitel 03 November 2005

I'm not an insomniac, C.J., but I'm sure you described the experuience. Well done. Raynette

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