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Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Anyone who knows me well knows I have this 'lil' insomnia 'thing' going. Explains why I am still awake at 05:20am - LOL. I wrote this a few months ago & have it as an FB note. As it still sums up exactly how I feel right now, I thought I should get it  'washed, dried & ironed' again, ready for a fresh outing. xx

Insomnia isn’t anything like sleepless in Seattle.
There’s no cute kid trying to bring together two lonely sleepless hearts.
No long conversations East Coast to West Coast.
No perky blondes or handsome widowers.

Insomnia is a lot more interesting –
It is channel surfing,
book flipping,
bible reading,
prayer thrown in,
tossing & turning in a too-big bed.
Water drinking,
bb web surfing,
loo hopping (see water drinking)
mind scenario jumping (hopping)
but no matter what u do
no eyelid dropping (drooping).

Insomnia is advice begetting,
Concerned friend remedies,
Scoldings & tongue-lashings,
Sympathy & patronising if-you-only-do-this talking:
Down this drink, pop this herbal remedy,
Walk 5 miles, exercise into exhaustion –
Your friends think its all in your mind.
It is mind over matter.

Who has been a sentinel through the endless hours of the night
& watched the skies turn from pitch black to the soft haze of dawn
And then bright light?
Who has sat & hand-held & shoulder-given & gentle hug understood
Who has walked in the shoes of 8 hrs of seeking elusive sleep
Until finally the seeker stops seeking & accepts the sleeplessness

Insomnia is talent
Is hours of writing without stopping
Is ideas flooding
Is 'genius' unfolding

Insomnia is ...

© 2010 Noir

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