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Exploring Insomnia

Updated on July 17, 2020
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Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

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Insomnia is as much of a blessing as it is a curse, but I'd rather be sleeping.
Insomnia is as much of a blessing as it is a curse, but I'd rather be sleeping. | Source

Oh how beautiful she is,

Sitting across from me at the bar.

Red lipstick stains her glass,

And she felt my stare even from afar.

I stood up with feigned confidence,

And approached her to say hello.

Upon arrival she held up her finger,

Pressed to my lips she whispered, “No.”

She took me by the hand and led me to the back,

I was confused and followed quiet.

Walked into a closet and she locked the door,

Whispering in my ear, “You need only try it.”

Temptation was thick in the air,

And I yearned for something more.

She pressed her lips softly to mine,

And my body pressed hers against the door.

Quickly the lights flicked on to reveal,

Upon the wall scribbled, “Amor enim omnia.”

For the love of all things confused me deeply,

And it struck me that this woman was insomnia.

Yes, she was not actually real,

For this bar was all just in my mind.

An exploration with metaphorical phrasing,

With loose rhythm and shaky rhyme.


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    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Thank you so much, Vidya, it really can play some funny games on the mind!

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      12 months ago

      Nice poem Kyler. Insomnia can play games with the mind and you have portrayed it very nicely.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      @Everyone: I'd like to thank you all so much for your kind words and ongoing support for my silly little poetry expeditions! I couldn't ask for a more excellent community to be a part of and to share my work with!

      You all continue to inspire me to keep writing and provide comfort in my sleepless nights! Keep being amazing, every single one of you!

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      Ann Carr 

      12 months ago from SW England

      A clever trick, just like the tricks of the mind!

      I used to do rallying, some lasting for hours and including night driving - it's amazing how many things I saw on the road which weren't there in reality!


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      fran rooks 

      12 months ago from Toledo, Ohio

      Great poem! You never cease to amaze me. Loved it.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      12 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This is great and so clever! I think you've found your niche.

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      12 months ago from london

      A budding poet, Kyler. Awesome!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      12 months ago

      Insomnia can play tricks with the mind and your poem is a perfect description of this Kyler. When I worked shifts my sleeping patterns were all over the place. I also had the strangest dreams which were so realistic. Clever writing - I loved it.

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      Ankita B 

      12 months ago

      Wonderful poem Kyler.

    • Anupam Mitu profile image

      Anupam Mitu 

      12 months ago from MUMBAI

      Nicely expressed.


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