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Conquering Insomnia.

Updated on June 20, 2017





A free verse Sonnet

Here … hugs ... roses...

I kiss your Heart.

Feel the sweet breath of insecurity;

Burn its grip with the fire of Love.

I stab at the lord of insomnia,

Command the mists of cobwebs to disappear.

"Be gone, o vale of shadows!

I am a swan of elegance supreme.

Sweet Majesty, fill my core with a candescent Light.

How I long for release, from this chasm of darkness;

Wrapped in Thy aura of Beauty-Delight.

Beloved, rock me to sleep,

From this tiresome wakefulness,

And carry me to the abode of Bliss."

-Manatita, 17th June, 2017. Copyrighted, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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Stanza of the night

"Begone! O my monkey-mind.

Throw away the gremlins of sting,

Allowing my swan of serenity,

To enter the lake of stillness." -Manatita




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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Good for you. Use an AUM mantra with waves rolling in. That's great for sleep, but then you say that all is well. Let me know via email how the new job is going. Peace.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      I can't remember the last time I had insomnia. I usually fall asleep with the TV on very low volume or a Yanni CD playing just loud enough for my subconscious to hear it. I need some sort of sound in order to sleep.

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      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Patricia. Appreciated.

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 years ago from North Central Florida

      O, that all of those who find sleep elusive, could be lulled to sleep by this sweet lullaby.

      Angels once again are headed your way ps

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      2 years ago from london

      Ah, Gypsy.

      Thank you so much!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Your poem can bring sweet dreams. Blessings to you.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Hi Audrey. Good to hear from you.

      Thank you so much!!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Insomnia is a big problem that so affects so many. Your poetry, filled with serenity, would be the best medicine of all.

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      2 years ago from london Rumi's; manatita's

      Try these two videos. Mine is about 2 mins and Rumi's longer. Both very soothing. Much Love.


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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      I know! It's 2.20 am now and I am still wide awake. Nothing seems to be helping these days :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london


      Hope that you improve, my dear. We feel extra tried without sufficient sleep.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Insomnia is something I am troubled with these days. Reading a book or meditation often helps. Lovely lines as usual!

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      2 years ago from london


      There's a sign of hard work mixed with contentment! All praise to Bev and family as well as your attitude to life. Some work as hard as you, but with complaints and feelings of injustice. God knows they are sometimes right, but it makes it harder to sleep.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      No insomnia for this boy. I sleep the sleep of the dead five minutes after my head hits the pillow.


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      2 years ago from london

      Nice idea, Miz.

      By the way, I have taught meditation for 35 years! Yes, the mind is very much like a monkey. This is taken from the Yoga scriptures or Vedic literature, the language of the Seers.

      The mind, for obvious reasons, tend to be described as a restless monkey and I usually say that it has been bitten by a scorpion. Very hard to tame! (Chuckle) You understand those little things only because you're a seeker. Continue ... carry on.

      Yes, Dee,

      Sweet eh? Thank you so much!!

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      The last three lines grab me too, but the entire poem presents comforting phrases. Sweet lullaby!

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      2 years ago from Beautiful South

      Once again, you've written some lovely thoughts. I like your little stanza of the monkey mind, too. I was listening to a lecture on meditation by a woman who compared the mind to a chihuahua, always yapping and hyperactive. Then she went on to say something about calming her "yappy little mind." I think of this and laugh sometimes when mine yaps and won't shut up so I can sleep.

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      2 years ago from london

      Ah, Tamara,

      Then it may help you, my Dear. Do some silent breathing daily and again before you go to bed. Let go of expectations when you can. Only inner Peace is important. Do not do anything that makes you weak. Best wishes.

      Ha ha, Linda.

      In so many cases it's because of an active brain, too active. My fatigue gives me this problem, but it goes when the adrenals are rested. So take Vit C, 1G x 3 daily, a decent B complex and watch your Iron and Vit B12 levels.

      You strike me as living a very virtuous life. A virtuous life ultimately leads to a calm mind. A calm mind - pain is an exception - leads to restful sleep. Don't expect, give God the glory. Try the exercise I have recommended for Tamara above.

      You too, Lori?

      All the good people, it seems. I sent about six lines to a friend and it worked, so I added more words and posted it as a Sonnet (free verse)

      By the way, I should visit you both by weekend. Much Love.

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      Lori Colbo 

      2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Insomnia is a great problem for me. To put into lovely poetry was quite creative.

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      Linda Lum 

      2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Rock me to sleep from this tiresome wakefulness--oh my, these are my feelings so very many nights. There are times that, despite how weary, the brain will not shut down. Perhaps your words should be my mantra to slumber.

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      Tamara Moore 

      2 years ago

      Lovely. Lovely. I am touched now and then with insomnia.

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      2 years ago from london

      Ah, Harish,

      You like my words, eh? Lol!

      Thank you, thank you.


      indeed. My friend was having some difficulty, so I wrote about six lines of this poem which was read, then somehow sleep came. Interesting, no? Thank you so much!

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A very interesting subject. Sleep is so important.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      2 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Rock me to sleep... carry me to the abode of bliss. So soothing words ! Great prayer brother.


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