Insomnia

If you’ve never struggled to sleep, it may be a challenge to understand insomnia. Mine has been spotty over the years, the insomnia that is. It was once as though my life as a zombie was the only life I lived.

Haunting hours unseen to most, unable to see the the light of day for hours of unrest. Being awake when all the world around you is slumbering is a unique experience.

People ask where you live or if you work third shift. I had done third shift for sometime. For an insomniac, that poses an usual problem. So I began writing.

And I never stopped.

I wrote to get the thoughts away

I wrote to put my mind at bay

I write to find my place to say

I write to rest from night to day

I write to compose thoughts and dreams

I write my mind’s complex themes.

I’ve written to move past my own walls

I’ve written because the duty calls.

I’ve written as a passing thought

I’ve written to justify things I’ve bought.

I wrote so I would not continue to be

I wrote to find things I cannot see.

I write to leave a legacy.

3 responses to “Insomnia”

  1. Beautifully written ❤️

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  2. A wonderful poem. I’m so sorry for your struggle. I battle insomnia too, so I feel your pain. 🌹

    Liked by 1 person

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