Manic Monday

I have to get up very soon

Why am I still writing poetry?

Tonight the thoughts keep flowing

from that creative side of me


I think about life and love

and everything in between

I marvel at all the wonderful

things that I have seen


But deep down I 

wonder if I am manic

And gonna be up all night

"Need to sleep!", I say as I panic


I think of all the things

I could be doing but I need to get to bed

It's crazy how I fight sleep

and how fast ideas go through my head


  • Michael Edwards

    A common problem - and so often the ideas are ost before I put pen to paper. - fine write Christina.

    • Christina8

      thank you so much Michael! Appreciated--Christina

    • orchidee

      A good write Christina.

      • Christina8

        Thanks Orchi!! Christina

      • Goldfinch60

        Such true words, I too have this problem sometimes. It is amazing that the way the words come to me at 3 o' clock in the morning.

        • Christina8

          Thank you Andy! I appreciate your reply. --Christina

        • Neville

          I understand the anxiety you weave throughout this fine poem ....

          You must never be ashamed though.. take it from me.... Neville

          • Christina8

            Thank you so much Neville--I really appreciate it--Christina

            • Neville

              I assure you, you are most welcome

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              ANGELA HERE 11 pm (Monday Evening !) Always glad when Monday*s over soon be Friday !
              Love the Poem : I have a MANTRA

              Never refuse the MUSE
              Whatever time of the day it CHUSE
              Always let it light your FUSE
              Never refuse the MUSE !

              Blessings & Peace & Love to You & Yours
              Love ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

              • Christina8

                Thanks for the words of advice---Christina (blessings back to you and yours!)

              • dusk arising

                I know where you are coming from in this. For me poetry could never be a 9 - 5 job. Rather it is a thing which attacks me and demands to be passed on.

                • Christina8

                  Exactly! Thanks so much dusk, for your reply to my poem. Appreciated! Christina

                • Suresh

                  Torrent of ideas seem to flow just at the wrong time, and if we don't adhere to them, then like me, afraid to loose them forever.
                  But when these ideas are laid to rest, so do they lay us to deep slumber as well.

                  • Christina8

                    Thanks for your reply, Suresh. Appreciated!--Christina

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