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No Glory in My Morning MAG

September 15, 2009
By Dokidoki-rin GOLD, Clarence, New York
Dokidoki-rin GOLD, Clarence, New York
14 articles 6 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whattaya gonna do, ya know?

Sleep won't come.
I am left with my thoughts
which simmer
until the sky lightens in the east.
I am left with my brain
which rolls and tumbles and frolics in my skull
uncaring that it denies me rest.
Sleep is all around me.
The crickets and I are the only ones untouched by Mab's white fingertips.
My head continues to pound out a beat, long after
the other drummers have dozed off.
Soon, the sky will turn black-blue-gray-pink
in my window. Everyone will wake up refreshed, so delighted to find that they yet live to see another day. I will be bitter, because
sleep never came to me.
The ship sailed
into the starry night
but I was not on board.

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Duckie430 said...
on Jun. 2 2010 at 8:10 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
0 articles 0 photos 228 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

i like this :)

on Jan. 7 2010 at 2:27 pm
EternityBroken GOLD, Hooker, Oklahoma
17 articles 2 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is impossible to love and be wise.

beautiful... it captures the agony in sleeplessness... a thought tortured sould without the energy to sleep