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Midnight Slavery: A Poem

Updated on February 25, 2014


My house is a prison


Of every indecision


Filled with every lost story


Except they’re always found by me


Every time I lay my head down to sleep


Another page floating inside my head


I try to rip it out but it’s tethered


To my brain and riding


On the edge of every dream


Pulling them down into the darkness of the night


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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Ebower, this sounds so familiar. Gorgeous poem on the insomniac's plight in the wee hours of the night. You got my attention and my vote. Thank you for sharing. Regards, snakeslane

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Such relatable poetry. I used to have horrible bouts of insomnia, usually timed with depressing events in my life. I still get it once in a while, even if I'm not feeling blue, but just overwhelmed with my own mind. Great writing Ebower, always love and enjoy reading your work. Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      Snakeslane: I am so glad you could relate to this! Thanks for reading and voting. :)

      Olde Cashmere: I have also battled with insomnia at various times in my life. Yes, I like how you expressed it so clearly: "...just overwhlemed with my own mind". Thanks for your encouraging words!

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Ebower, thank you. I have a collection of 'dark' poems written over the years. The 'ruined night' is a reoccurring theme for me, I can totally relate.

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      snakeslane: You're welcome. I would definitely not wish insomnia or as you put it, the 'ruined night', on anyone, but I guess it seems that it has been a source of inspiration for me. I will try to check out some of your writing soon!

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Hi Leann, thanks...You won't find too many of those on Hub Pages, but a few references. I haven't published a whole lot of poetry here, mostly photo galleries, gardening columns, some short stories, a bit of everything, but I hope to do more poetry hubs, and more of the other stuff too.

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Sorry Ebower! Not Leann, who I was just visiting (before the cat leaped up on my lap and other confusion) lol. Speaking of the cat (s) you never get a good night's rest with a cat around.

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      snakeslane: Well, those sound like some great topics for hubs. I really love writing poetry, so I put a lot of mine on Hubpages. People seem to like reading poems on here sometimes (maybe because they are short and easily read). That's okay! I'm sure it's hard to keep track of your cat when you're at the computer or otherwise. I haven't owned a pet cat since I was a teenager, but I wish I had one again. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand

      When indecisive I can barely fall asleep and when I do the dreams bring the indecisions to the fore. Your verse describes this well.

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      pennyofheaven: Thank you! I also like how you described it. Thanks for reading!

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      4 years ago

      Good. Interesting photo, too.

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      f: Thank you! :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Strange to come across this at 3 am trying to find sleep, lol. Very good.

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      Jackie Lynnley: Yes, that is quite a coincidence! Thanks; I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope you get some sleep soon!

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      Insomnia brings the best out in you! This is a good read and is original...like your style of poetry!

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      Bill Blackburn 3 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      I love the way you put words together... almost magical and definitely beautiful poetry!

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      web923: Thank you so much! I appreciate it.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hmm, I just experienced this exact thing last night and then came across this poem. Very well penned (or should I say, typed)

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