The Faces of Insomnia

It always gets to this time of night,

Where my mind runs away 

Or succumbs to fright. 


I toss and I turn,

Wish I could sleep,

But reality is

My thoughts are too deep. 


It always gets to this time of night

Motivation beckons,

I’m filled with delight. 


I toss and I turn,

Don’t want to sleep.

I want to climb mountains

No matter how steep. 


  • hodgetiger

    You climb those mountains. Exquisite post

    • serenity-poetry

      Once again thank you, and I will climb those mountains don't you worry about that:)

      • hodgetiger

        Good 😊

      • w c

        Enjoyed it! Insomnia can be a good thing.

        • serenity-poetry

          Thank you! That's very true, especially when the creative juices start flowing

        • Reyas

          During my high school years I’d stay up super late watching YouTube videos, just so where I wouldn’t have to close my eyes and let my thoughts speak. Very well done, you’re obviously very talented.

          • serenity-poetry

            I hear you with that. Thanks very much for your kind words!

          • Claudelle

            Great Poem!
            I am a nocturnal as well.
            A generic mutation called the "after hrs gene" may explain why (Science journal today)
            in case it applies to you, just sharing.

            • serenity-poetry

              Thanks Claudelle!
              I will have to give that a read, thanks for sharing with me.
              Blessings to you also! :)

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