Sand Black


Sleeplessness - Poem by Sand Black

A morbid state of fugue
A miasma of lucid dreams
Awake and yet not level
This night is endless it seems

Twisting and turning in bed
Doesn't offer respite
When you are alone
Even the large empty bed is tight

The morning after is worse
When the silence can draw a hearse
Creepy dead mares
Trample in my waking nightmares

My head is all aflutter
My lips like molten butter
Words fail to form and shape
And coil round the neck and nape

The throbbing drums inside
Offer no respite
Bang bang bang bang
Like a hammer on a gong

Sorry, sleeplessness is not for me
I cannot be this stressed
Give me sweet slumber
That when I am at my best

Topic(s) of this poem: insomnia


Comments about Sleeplessness by Sand Black

  • (5/27/2019 5:53:00 AM)

    Appreciate the sentiments fellow readers and poets. Thanks for your support. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/27/2019 5:51:00 AM)

    So I did! That is the most awful noise when one is awake! (Report)Reply

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  • Manpreet Singh (5/26/2019 11:36:00 PM)

    you forgot to mention the tik-tik of the wall clock that seems to volume up at night. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2019 11:32:00 PM)

    Symptoms of insomnia beautifully versified. Congrats on poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (5/26/2019 9:31:00 PM)

    A fascinating poem that majority of us could relate to.
    It expresses in beautiful detail the effects of insomnia.
    Beautifully written with great rhyme.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/26/2019 6:24:00 PM)

    A wonderfully written magnificent poem, dear Ma'am Sandra.
    Congrats for being selected....10+++++++++++++
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  • (5/26/2019 2:57:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this poem it speaks volumes and is so well penned, congratulations on poem of the day (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2019 12:45:00 PM)

    nice rhyme, surprise and word play- with lips like butter: needs a sleeping pill….I know the feeling but found one myself. (Report)Reply

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  • Grasshopper Bot (5/26/2019 8:51:00 AM)

    Meaningful poem with subtle undertones. (Report)Reply

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  • Catherine Habbie (5/26/2019 7:11:00 AM)

    Congratulation on being selected Sandra. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2019 6:43:00 AM)

    Thank you for your kind words. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2019 6:09:00 AM)

    A sad reality write there is nothing worse then a sleepless night. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (5/26/2019 5:06:00 AM)

    This is a nice poetic take on the condition known as 'Sleeplessness'. A sleepless night brings ends into a morning that is worse than the night gone by. Thanks. I quote:
    Creepy dead mares
    Trample in my waking nightmares
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  • Dipak Adhya (5/26/2019 4:47:00 AM)

    Sorry, sleeplessness is not for me
    I cannot be this stressed
    Give me sweet slumber
    That when I am at my best.... Classic optimistic vie..... Lov it.
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  • (5/26/2019 3:04:00 AM)

    You could not sleep
    That silly bird wakes you up.
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/26/2019 2:53:00 AM)

    princess you are
    in sleepless sleeping

    come beneath the shadow of eye-leaf
    sleep for the years of peacefulness
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/26/2019 2:47:00 AM)

    Twisting and turning in bed
    Doesn't offer respite
    When you are alone
    Even the large empty bed is tight.....nice poetic expression. Beautiful poem.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/26/2019 2:43:00 AM)

    Twisting and turning in bed! ! ! !
    Sleeplessness.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Adeeb Alfateh (5/26/2019 1:50:00 AM)

    My head is all aflutter
    My lips like molten butter
    Words fall to form and shape
    And coil round the neck and nape
    ****** beautiful poem
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  • Prabir Gayen (5/26/2019 1:40:00 AM)

    Sorry, sleeplessness is not for me
    I cannot be this stressed
    Give me sweet slumber
    That when I am at my best.... beautiful
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 26, 2019


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