Remind My Mind

Middle of the night,

Lie awake in dismay,

Over indulged,

The previous day.


Go back to sleep,

With a promise to me,

Don’t do that again,

Of this I’m free.


A few days go by,

On my best behavior.

I feel success.

About face from failure.


Nose to the grindstone.

Just working hard.

Think I’ll go out.

Time for rewards.


Laughing and joking,

Out on the town.

Kick up my feet,

Then homeward bound.


Hop into bed.

Off to needed sleep.

Wake up again,

Feel failure down deep.


Then I think about,

An idea instead.

Remember not to forget,

Keep this in my head.


We aware of how bad,

To be awake in the night.

That argument within,

My inward fight.


If before the urge,

To go out and play,

Remember how bad,

I’d feel the next day.


Remind myself to keep,

That promise to me.

Don’t overindulge,

Of dread and angst, be free.


  • WL Schuett

    Cool poem , been there for sure

    • WriteBeLight

      Thank you WL. I try to be on my best behavior, but sometimes got to let loose :)

    • BlueDays

      Can relate well with this! Tough cycle to break

      • WriteBeLight

        Yes. Got to have fun, but do not overdue! Thanks BlueDays!

        • BlueDays

          Yes, something I find difficult but am getting better! I am an all or nothing kinda gal!

        • 2 more comments

        • Michael Edwards

          Hard not to over indulge with all the temptations around - especially the one called chocolate. Super poem WBL

          • WriteBeLight

            You are so correct about chocolate. I like pasta too :) Thanks Michael!

          • poetboy5454

            Definitely relatable, nice pen.

            • WriteBeLight

              Appreciate your comment!

            • orchidee

              A fine write WBL. Similarly - it's annoying if someone says: 'Remind me later to...... will you?' Doh! Can't they use their own mind? Then we gotta remember OUR stuff and THEIR stuff! lol. And it's OUR fault then, if THEY forget! Bit sneaky that is.

              • WriteBeLight

                I agree! Thanks orchidee!

              • FredPeyer

                I do like this one WBL, reminds me so much of myself. The day after we ALWAYS say 'never again', then promptly turn around and do it. Must be part of being human.

                • WriteBeLight

                  Yes, alas we are all just human! But, I enjoy life and everything about it and I am very thankful that I can bounce back. Keep exercising and eating right, that is my motto. Thanks Fred!

                • sue.evans

                  I can certainly relate to this - we all have those thoughts in the dark of night- like how you've put it together in your poem!

                  • WriteBeLight

                    Thank you sue.evans. I appreciate your comment!

                  • myself and me

                    I wrote a note to remind myself to go shopping, but I forgot to look at the note. Haha.
                    Nice poem.

                    • WriteBeLight

                      I have done that! Thanks M&M :)

                    • LAWLESS

                      As one who gets drunk every night, I can relate. At this point I consider myself to be a professional drinker. I definitely don't recommend it. This is a wonderful insightful write.

                      • WriteBeLight

                        Thanks James. I do appreciate where you are coming from! Thanks for your insight, as well :)

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Good write, we do learn eventually though. Although at the time of our enjoyment all seems well but what we tend to forget is that alcohol is a depressant if too much is consumed.

                        • WriteBeLight

                          So true Goldfinch! Drink a lot of water, instead :)

                        • malubotelho

                          Fred says; the day after. Oh man! The day after is a catastrophe. Too much sweet, too much food, too much wine. Any of those is too much. You expressed so well this little problem we all seems to have. And then the biggest problem is the guilt. No matter what size you are, no matter how good you are, the guilt is always there, digging holes on our mind. Well done. Or maybe you prefer medium well?

                          • WriteBeLight

                            Ha Ha. You are so funny and right on point Malu! Thank you :)

                          • orchidee

                            Doh! Isn't it just annoying if someone says to us: Remind me of that later, will you? Can't they think?!

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