Insomniac’s Folly

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    This simplistic poem was penned during another night (5th in a row) of no sleep due to pain I was suffering with at the time. Brain was dulled and shell shocked from lack of sleep and this was all I could come up with at the time. I'm sure I wasn't alone in slumberlessland but wrote to amuse myself as usual. Sleep tight my friends, Blessings.

    Insomniac’s Folly

    Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…

    All night long this rhythm haunts me,

    Tick tock, tick tock,

    The clock beats in a minor key.


    Tick tock, tick tock…

    I count as chimes ring-out twice each hour,

    Tick tock, tick tock,

    As the night these hours slowly devour.


    Tick tock, tick tock,

    1:am I think I’m counting,

    Tick tock, tick tock,

    The only hour that is confusing.


    Tick tock, tick tock,

    It’s 2:am where does my mind go?

    Tick tock, tick tock,

    I now glance out my bedroom window.


    Tick tock, tick tock,

    The moon is full… of interest this night,

    Tick tock, tick tock,

    I see faces in the trees in this light.

     
    Tick tock, tick tock,

    It’s 3:am I hear the clock strike,

    Tick tock, tick tock,

    As the stars move in and out of my sight.


    Tick tock, tick tock,

    It’s 4:am the street lamps in focus

    Tick tock, tick tock,

    Then goes dark then returns I notice.


    Tick tock, tick tock,

    It’s 5:am a car passes by twice,

    Tick tock, tick tock,

    Delivering NEWS which is imprecise.


    Tick tock, tick tock,

    It’s 6:am the nights nearly over,

    Tick tock, tick tock,

    Why right now could I sleep in clover?

    Tick tock, tick tock… Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

     

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    2bwordless commented on Insomniac’s Folly

    02-15-2011

    great write. I have alot of nights like this. even sleeping pills don't help. have enjoyed all your poems 2bw

    Whiskers

    02/16/2011

    Thank you 2bw, appreciate the praise. Will check out your work as soon as I get the chance but right now things are crazy. W.

    sherlock139 commented on Insomniac’s Folly

    02-06-2011

    This is great, Whiskers. I have had many a night like this!!

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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