started this a few sleepless mornings ago. The title wrote itself in my lunatic state. I found it this evening under drafts wondering what it was. I had no memory of it. So, it must be the insomnia demon's name. It shall stay as it is.

brea en


Whose that rattling in my head?
I was dreaming I was dead.

"Yes, I know, that's why I'm here"

Go away. Death holds no fear.

How did you get in here?

"I walked through your brain.
My name is Insane.
Feel the tap of my cane
upon your membrane
Now don't you complain
I feed you your pain
so life's not mundane
There's no fun in the sane
so I'm here again."

But its 3:00 am!

"That is when I prowl
You should know that by now
I am your demon owl
I hoot and I howl
inside your soul's bowel
Listen as I grind and growl
your mind's rusty trowel
digging up all that's foul
turning the rotting dowel."


It's you.

"A rose by any other name...
still smells like hell"

I am becoming a zombie
I don't feel well.

"He he he...
Torments my game
Insanity is my name."


Just one more pill
I'll take it and I'll feel...


kathy lockhart

Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-10-08 at 02:30

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Phyllis J. Rhodes
Its difficutl to tell you how great this really is since we don't know if a good thing or a not so good thing produced it. Insomnia certainly isn't good, but since you were up anyway, why not be productive? The truth is, this piece is awesome!

Malin Johansson
Insomnia is not a great thing...
But this poem surley is :))

I'm staying up tonight!!!

lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
hi there Kathy this is deep and wow a little spectre filled well done on powerful images rgds mike

Oh !!Insomnia!!what a friend:))
wow !! this poem a hoot!!!!!!!!
and you howl!!what a feel in this:))
love ya

keith nunes
thanks for the peeky at your insane in the membrane night - torture! glad you got some sleep.