The Sleepless Poet

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The words are a-tumbling
around in my head
as I lay in the dark in
my snug little bed.
The sandman is missing
and sleep will not come.
Till committed to paper,
they will not succumb.
Renegade thoughts,
like a runaway train,
are bouncing around
off the walls in my brain.
So I turn on the light
and I reach for my quill,
in hopes that some rhyming
might bade them be still.
And this is what came
as I scribbled away,
a lyrical end to a
poet's long day
and a soft little sigh
from this tired grateful heart,
Thank you, Dear God,
for the Grace You impart.
Now please, if You will,
let me drift off to sleep...
I'm too tired to think or
count any more sheep!

"Copyright 2012, All Rights Reserved."

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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

I like the poem, it's Beautiful. Voted Up.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Kamalesh050, thank you for your read and vote! Have a wonderful day!


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suzanno 4 years ago from kerala, India

Beautiful work!!


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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

suzanno, thank you! I appreciate your read and comment! Take care!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Hi, NC. Very sweet. What a treat. You're so bright. Nighty night!


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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Thank you, drbj! Cute comment! I appreciate your visit. Take care!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Thoughtful and beautiful. This is something we can all relate to but you've put it into words so lyrically. Great job. Voted up and beautiful. Thanks for SHARING.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

cute one!


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MysteriousOne 4 years ago

Awesome and voted that way! Keep em' coming!


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Charming poem, No_Clue and one many writers can relate to! I really enjoyed this one! Very nicely writing and great rhyme. Voted up, funny and awesome!


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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Poetic Fool, it is with your comment that I close my day, and with a grateful heart I quietly pray, thank you dear God, for friends like "Fool" that rock my world, they are so cool!


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JessMcCray 4 years ago from NYC

I loved that! I am also an insomniac poet. Sleep well :)


No_Clue 4 years ago

JessMcCray, thank you! Sleep is something that will not come as long as there's a poem in there rattling around...I appreciate your visit and comment!


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JessMcCray 4 years ago from NYC

So weird you say that I feel like that a lot. I will be drifting off and I find myself having to reach for the pen and notebook I keep right next to my bed. I seem to write well while half asleep


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JessMcCray 4 years ago from NYC

So weird you say that I feel like that a lot. I will be drifting off and I find myself having to reach for the pen and notebook I keep right next to my bed. I seem to write well while half asleep


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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Yeah, me too. It is not uncommon to find me sitting up in bed all bleary eyed pounding away on the computer...


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JessMcCray 4 years ago from NYC

I am so technology impaired - how did I post that twice an hour apart- sorry about that. I do this kind of stuff all the time- I supply my husband with hours of laughter. I mean to post something to the general public on facebook and put it on his wall and vice versa. Anyway, I enjoy your poetry


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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

Jess, you gave me a little chuckle there....I am techno-impaired too and between that and my being directionally impaired, I keep my sons constantly entertained! My youngest son has nicknamed me MissDirection! True story! Thanks!


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blaise25 4 years ago from close to you...

Enjoyed this :) hope you did sleep after


No_Clue 4 years ago

Thank you, kindly, blaise...yes I slept well!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

I loved this NC. I totally understand and that is why I always have a pad of paper and pen near my night stand.


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tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Sharyn,thanks so much! Yeah, I keep a pen and paper, or my laptop close...sometimes that is the only way to shut down the chatter in my brain!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

The restless poet struggling to sleep. Awesome. Voted up.


No_Clue 4 years ago

Vellur, it happens often! Thank you for your visit!


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epigramman 4 years ago

....a simply beautiful poetic lullaby - and as always - in your two 'poetic' personas, you have such a perfect flow, rhythm and lyrical style in your writing - which is an art form and coming from an artist, like yourself, indeed! Thank you for your support, loyalty, and inspiration Miss M - without you - this Hub adventure would not have been the same for me - lake erie time ontario canada and sending you warm wishes and good vibes from lake erie time 11:43pm


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No_Clue 4 years ago Author

epigramman, the very same is true for me. You have truly been, and continue to be a Hub-Delight and my all time favorite poet! Hugs to you!


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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

This is so lovely, it is as if you were listening to the unspoken thoughts in my brain. Thanks for sharing....Be Well


No_Clue 4 years ago

Thank you, loveofnight. I appreciate your read and sweet comment!

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