three a.m...........

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I lie awake
wide awake
after the dream has left
me unsettled
and reminisce of life of
love
And many other endless
dreams
Closing my eye's and thinking
usless thoughts
in the dark
A snow plow truck passes
and then
one other lonely set of tires dissapears
into the night sounds
another stranger
searching the night
another mind awake at three am
And yet .....what is the use
of it all
this darkness
this silence
this soft glow
from the bedside clock
Oh to hell with it
as I tip toe down the stairs
making my way to the wood stove
and the table where the
pen awaits
I look at the clock ticking
noisely away
3 : 02 am


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SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines

I love it! "another mind awake at three am" Greetings from a fellow insomniac :) Although we have no snow here, " one other lonely set of tires disappears into the night sounds..." I close my eyes and try to imagine the setting...the solitude, the night sound...the soft glow...so calm and peaceful the early hours.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

I know that I can relate to this gem;I don't often have nights like this but the last one was around two months ago when i woke up and felt the need to research and write about Native Americans. I did just this and I know that my writing about the Cherokees will carry on for a longtime to come.

I feel so at one with them.

Thanks for sharing thi gem ahorseback and takecare

Eddy.


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

Good Poem! I had a great poem at about the same time the other morning. I didn't get up and it was gone in the morning. I'm glad you got up!


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savanahl 4 years ago

I really like this one. Something about these words stir up something familiar inside of me...I can't quite pinpoint it. I love poems that do that. instead of hearing the words you can feel it. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.


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Wayne Adam 4 years ago from Parrish,FL

I can relate to your insomnia. Good flow and rhythm.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Been there, done that! Still doing that! Some of my best stuff comes out at that time--I am hoping it does for you as well!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Stunningly visual, beautifully observed. As a fellow night owl, I was right there, walking down to the table by the woodstove. Your words paint such a scene- loved it. voted up!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

You have the right idea, when you absolutely cannot sleep make good use of the time. Lovely thoughts and truly enjoyed reading your poem.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up! Many an early morning has gotten me up. I head for my comp. Love how you expressed it could almost hear that snow plow in the silence.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Great work here and I really enjoyed this gem.

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

I've been there and done that aHorseback...When sleep won't come, I'm sitting at my "Mac" working on another Hub. Well stated my Friend.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Silent reed , Yes those early morning hours, sometimes I lie awake and create things to write , so addicting this hub page thingy! Thank you for stopping .


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Boy, I have been there. Maybe you will write a Masterpiece..Good luck..Smiles..


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eiddwen Hey girl ! Oh I love native American stuff. Check out those Navajo's,the Nes-Pierce! , Or my Fav- The Lakota . So many amazing stories! Be well Eddy.....


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

April Reynolds , Hello , hey maybe we were thinking the same poem :-}lol...Nice to meet you!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Savanah, Yes there is something about these words speaking themselves into existance ! Face it savanah you are a writer !....thank you for sharing.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Wayne Adam , I really appreciate that Thank you!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Audrey , Yes , the subconcscience mind works in wonders !:-} Thank you !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Domo , Thank you my friend , I didnt realize so many people are awake when I am lol.....


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Christopher Price 4 years ago from Vermont, USA

3 a.m. and I are old friends, we've seen a lot of one another over the years.

It is a joy sharing the results of your listening to your muse...rising to the occasion. Well done.

CP


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

3;02? Clearly time to write a new hub! I'm up before the roosters every single day! And - that's just cause i wanna - not cause i hafta! Loved this little piece of life poem!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

These nightmares sure make one get up...been through it.

loved your vivid description though...voted up as interesting.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I have to tell you that at 3AM, I am fast asleep! I'd get a lot more writing done if I stayed awake longer. I enjoyed reading this Hub very much. Goodnight, it's time for me to go to sleep!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Teaches thank you , I now know I am not alone at 3 am....:-}


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Slide over, hand me a Quill and a cuppa java. Let's pen, heck we can't sleep, our nightmares awaken us, our demons are roaming in the shadows of our room, disturbing our sleep. It's 3:00 am and that's not margaretia time, so let's scribe my friend, the hell with it all, let's cast those demons back to hell where they belong with our words.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , yes dear , Im amazed at how easily some people just sleep forever , as I age the minute the false dawn comes ,boom! My eyes open....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eiddwen , yes you and I know about the night! Try as I might some nights I might as well not even try to sleep....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

B.Malin, from now on we are not alone ! I know my friends are there!....And you know it too:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always Exploring, When I do it will be about ghosts with you !....thanks for sharing ....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Christopher Price , CP my man ! Yea 3am can be iffy at times no ? Hows my neighbor ?....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

IMKarn , Me too, I love getting up early but after I have slept well!!!! The most peaceful part of the day is at the first cup of coffee , light with soft music and a keyboard.....


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ruchira , WHAT nightmares? I wont permit them around you , sleep well my dear your friends are right here.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Mary 615, You go girl , To sleep well is the dream itself I believe. More power to you !......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Vincent Moore , yes my friend , we are the shadows that we see there , No? Do you know that I started to chase those shadows down and force them to show themselves only too recently ,You know what I mean ! I know that .Sleep well my good man.And thank you ....

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