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No Dreams Tonight

Updated on November 27, 2012
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No Dreams Tonight

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


She sets her clock,

the hour bites,

she tries to sleep,

but her head ain't right.


She stalls to think,

what haunts her mind,

in darkness silence,

but within she's blind.


The voices natter,

her eyes clinched tight,

they speak of unwanted,

truths that blight.


She turns and turns,

to escape her thoughts,

but they just gather speed,

and undermine what's sought.


Now the swaying,

the sickness holds,

her mind all fractured,

no sense be told.


Just frustration and discomfort,

and nerves all on edge,

the mattress like needles,

digging into her head.


She sighs like an animal,

in the burden of strain,

and she grabs tightly her forehead,

to relinquish the pain.


But there is no relief,

from the incessant onslaught,

of a mind not at rest,

and drowning in thought.


So for tonight there is nothing,

to ease this torturous plight,

this wilful mind on a razor,

there'll be no dreams tonight.



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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Poor Debbie, its only 7.45pm here in South Aussie. Hope you're getting some sleep as I type. Sweet Dreams!

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated LaThing. Nice to hear from you.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Beautifully written discription of sleepless nights...... It usually happens when we have too much in our mind. Great poem, and thanks for sharing :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tony wow .. there will be no dreams tonight.. that's how I feel right now

      it is now 2:10 am here and I am not dreaming.. lol

      great poem my friend

      sharing

      Debbie

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you related GClark. Thanks for dropping by.

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      GClark 4 years ago from United States

      Wonderful writing - am sure many can relate to this; I know I have had a few nights like this but when all else fails will get up and read for awhile in order to change my thoughts. Look forward to reading more of your work! Voted Up

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I'm very glad you enjoy it, Vikki. Thanks for your support.

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      vikkijov 4 years ago from Mystic, CT

      You are such a great writer, I love to read what you have written.