Spasms in the night

Spasms in the night,

uncontrollable twitches,

moonlight casting eerie light,

howls from dogs, screams from witches,

noises creaks and scraunch,

strange weird dreams,

on the verge of sleep you launch,

the morning's far off it seems,

incessant ticking of the clock,

rhythmic overload,

an unexpected noise causes a 'shock!',

interrupting your sleepy mode,

you change posture with a yawn,

thrust the pillow under your head,

endless ticking marches toward the dawn,

the quilt slides off the bed,

your mind just won't allay,

thoughts invade the calm,

voices must have their say,

images sometimes charm,

restless legs kick out,

making you toss and turn,

annoyed you want to shout,

while the candle slowly burns,

noises in the night,

seem louder in the dark,

an unexpected fright,

when a dog begins to bark,

another dispiriting Nox,

when I just can't rest,

tried counting sheep on rocks!,

but my mind is full of zest.

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innoialifa 5 years ago from Ibadan

I'm really speechless. It's indeed a well-constructed piece. Thanks Mark....


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

This is great. I've noticed I fall into the deepest sleep during those little five minute interludes after hitting the "snooze" button. Why is that? Thanks Mark Psychedlic, you've hit a universal nerve here!


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I can so much relate this poem because these days I toss and turn all through the night.


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Shaisty-Chase-Tea 5 years ago from The Outskirts

workaholic??? bad dreams???? Fidgity nerves????


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

I think a lot of us can relate to this at one time or another. Have you ever tried meditation? This has worked for me. I lay down, but on soft, meditation music, and do imaging. I put my mind into a lovely spot, a beach,or a cool meadow full of wildflowers and just focus on that and that alone. I hear the other creaky noises around me less and less and then gently drift off to sleep.


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Mark Psychedlic 5 years ago from Birmingham UK Author

Thankyou for your comment and vote, but my problem is waking up every hour on the hour! usually and when I do finally sleep it's time to wake up!


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bryteyedgemini 5 years ago from Oklahoma

I love this....and you know its just about the time that alarm goes off that your mind finally quietens down enough for your eyes to close lol....Great poem, vote up

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