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An Insomniac's Night

A whispering hand folds to close my eyes,
Beads of sweat tense my body, as if a surprise.
But I know this endless game.
I resist every night as I hear my name.

Quick beats resonate as my heart lies,
it's silvery song gives away its disguise.
Why do I not just proclaim,
That oh endlessly, sleep, I have lost you to the flames?

The clock waves by a hundred goodbyes,
as each second in time dies.
My journey is still long, the hours the same.
Alone, my darkness hiding strength which never came.

I wait until the glorious light comes to claim
--seeing the black fall away in shame.
Hours later, it's again a reprise,
as I try to sleep a thousand times.



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M_IML This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Love it! This is great - I usually don't love poetry, especially free verse, with obvious rhyming but you made it work. I rated this four stars, because there are some lines I like less than others (i.e., loved the first verse, less "that oh endlessly, sleep, I have lost you to the flames?" because I think it doesn't flow very well with the rest of the poem). Overall, great job! :-))
 
melodeess said...
May 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm
thanks a lot! ill be sure to check out your work then ;) 
 
ZadaRox101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 28, 2010 at 3:13 pm
I love this! I have a poem called "Insomnia" that's kinda like this! This is really good!
 
melodeess said...
May 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm
Hey! If you decide to rate my article, thanks a lot! I would also love it if you posted a comment telling me why you gave the article the rating you chose. Thanks a lot :) -Melody
 
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