Poetry , Night of a long ago child

Just like laying in bed on a cold winters night
and never getting warm enough
tonight there's too much
space beneath the milky way

I'm uneasy in this still windless night
the only sound is the moving constellations
I contemplate far too much I suppose
rather than adore natures presentations

in the woods not far away the streams
babble trying to loosen timeless stones
the wildlife sounds sleepless as well
in dark shrills and mysterious tones

long into darkened night I know I will lay
awake in thoughts and shiftless dreams
yet the woods around me emotes
the same way it seems

while most sleep soundless this night
contorts in fits and broken dreams
where unfinished nightmares await me
until first light tears at the seams

It's okay though I came to understand the patterns
years and years ago
much like the mysteries of mythology
a moral will always show

perhaps tomorrow a nap in the warm shadows
all the planets are resting that I may too
tonight though I am awake and aware
watching waiting this long night through



8 comments

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Kristen Howe 14 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Great poem. Very visual. I don't know why it has to be in bold.


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bluebird 14 months ago

This was very interesting, I enjoyed your descriptions of a sleepless night and the connection of the constellations. I liked this and am glad you shared it with us.

P.S. Sweet dreams! (hopefully)


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always exploring 14 months ago from Southern Illinois

Sleepless nights, a time for reflections of long ago, childhood and beyond. Thought provoking as usual. good night..


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BlossomSB 14 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Sleepless nights are not fun, but your poem about it conjures all kinds of images and I enjoyed it.


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ahorseback 14 months ago Author

Blossom , Thanks my dear lady , they are not fun at all !


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ahorseback 14 months ago Author

Ruby , I made a woman think , I love it .......LOL


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Gypsy Rose Lee 14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Delightful poem with great imagery.


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ahorseback 14 months ago Author

Thank you Gypsy girl .

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