13 April 2008

Poem #13

Finally, today's prompt! To write a poem based on a song lyric. Well, the lyric is compliments of Corinne Bailey Rae and the poem is compliments of many years' experience:-) Here it is:

Insomnia

“It’s late and I’m feeling so tired/ Having trouble sleeping/ This constant compromise/ Between thinking and breathing” Trouble Sleeping, Corinne Bailey Rae

The hot pillow no longer
Caresses my cheek as racing
Images explode my exhausted
Neural transmitters
Prompted always by a restless thought
Undisciplined monkey mind
Needs training like a recalcitrant puppy

Sleep keeps no company
With manic mental gymnastics

1 comment:

timothydeanmills.com said...

Unfortunately, I understand all too well. Best wishes for a good night's sleep tonight.