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The Sleepless Poet

Updated on April 3, 2012
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The words are a-tumbling
around in my head
as I lay in the dark in
my snug little bed.
The sandman is missing
and sleep will not come.
Till committed to paper,
they will not succumb.
Renegade thoughts,
like a runaway train,
are bouncing around
off the walls in my brain.
So I turn on the light
and I reach for my quill,
in hopes that some rhyming
might bade them be still.
And this is what came
as I scribbled away,
a lyrical end to a
poet's long day
and a soft little sigh
from this tired grateful heart,
Thank you, Dear God,
for the Grace You impart.
Now please, if You will,
let me drift off to sleep...
I'm too tired to think or
count any more sheep!

"Copyright 2012, All Rights Reserved."

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, loveofnight. I appreciate your read and sweet comment!

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      loveofnight 

      6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      This is so lovely, it is as if you were listening to the unspoken thoughts in my brain. Thanks for sharing....Be Well

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      epigramman, the very same is true for me. You have truly been, and continue to be a Hub-Delight and my all time favorite poet! Hugs to you!

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ....a simply beautiful poetic lullaby - and as always - in your two 'poetic' personas, you have such a perfect flow, rhythm and lyrical style in your writing - which is an art form and coming from an artist, like yourself, indeed! Thank you for your support, loyalty, and inspiration Miss M - without you - this Hub adventure would not have been the same for me - lake erie time ontario canada and sending you warm wishes and good vibes from lake erie time 11:43pm

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      Vellur, it happens often! Thank you for your visit!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      The restless poet struggling to sleep. Awesome. Voted up.

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      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      Sharyn,thanks so much! Yeah, I keep a pen and paper, or my laptop close...sometimes that is the only way to shut down the chatter in my brain!

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      I loved this NC. I totally understand and that is why I always have a pad of paper and pen near my night stand.

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, kindly, blaise...yes I slept well!

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      Fehl Dungo 

      6 years ago from close to you...

      Enjoyed this :) hope you did sleep after

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      Jess, you gave me a little chuckle there....I am techno-impaired too and between that and my being directionally impaired, I keep my sons constantly entertained! My youngest son has nicknamed me MissDirection! True story! Thanks!

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      JessMcCray 

      6 years ago from NYC

      I am so technology impaired - how did I post that twice an hour apart- sorry about that. I do this kind of stuff all the time- I supply my husband with hours of laughter. I mean to post something to the general public on facebook and put it on his wall and vice versa. Anyway, I enjoy your poetry

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      Yeah, me too. It is not uncommon to find me sitting up in bed all bleary eyed pounding away on the computer...

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      JessMcCray 

      6 years ago from NYC

      So weird you say that I feel like that a lot. I will be drifting off and I find myself having to reach for the pen and notebook I keep right next to my bed. I seem to write well while half asleep

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      JessMcCray 

      6 years ago from NYC

      So weird you say that I feel like that a lot. I will be drifting off and I find myself having to reach for the pen and notebook I keep right next to my bed. I seem to write well while half asleep

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      JessMcCray, thank you! Sleep is something that will not come as long as there's a poem in there rattling around...I appreciate your visit and comment!

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      JessMcCray 

      6 years ago from NYC

      I loved that! I am also an insomniac poet. Sleep well :)

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      Poetic Fool, it is with your comment that I close my day, and with a grateful heart I quietly pray, thank you dear God, for friends like "Fool" that rock my world, they are so cool!

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      Poetic Fool 

      6 years ago

      Charming poem, No_Clue and one many writers can relate to! I really enjoyed this one! Very nicely writing and great rhyme. Voted up, funny and awesome!

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      MysteriousOne 

      6 years ago

      Awesome and voted that way! Keep em' coming!

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      Nikki Wicked 

      6 years ago from Louisiana

      cute one!

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thoughtful and beautiful. This is something we can all relate to but you've put it into words so lyrically. Great job. Voted up and beautiful. Thanks for SHARING.

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, drbj! Cute comment! I appreciate your visit. Take care!

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, NC. Very sweet. What a treat. You're so bright. Nighty night!

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      suzanno, thank you! I appreciate your read and comment! Take care!

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      tesslyn suzanne 

      6 years ago from kerala, India

      Beautiful work!!

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      No_Clue 

      6 years ago

      Kamalesh050, thank you for your read and vote! Have a wonderful day!

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      Kamalesh050 

      6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      I like the poem, it's Beautiful. Voted Up.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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