Lost In The Delirium Of Insomnia

The chattering goes on in my head
while my body begs for its rest.
The longer the record plays,
dementia deepens at its best.

Jumble and mumble of words
dart and dash through my mind,
staccato fingers on piano
pecking the words I can't find.

Sleep, Oh, sleep ever evades me
while I suffer through a daze
walking alone in my mind caverns
I am lost inside this sleepless maze.

I turn down one corridor
to find only twelve or twenty doors
Opening each one at a time,
I only find seventy or eighty more.

Lost in the delirium of insomnia
I'm disconnected from body and brain
do you hear me talking, talking
I hear the roar of an oncoming train.

Maybe this time, I will get on board
and find the car that says sleep.
As the train travels the tracts of no tears,
I will close my eyes and weep.

Kathy Lockhart

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Written on 2006-05-04 at 08:52

Tags Depression  Sadness  Insomnia 

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You have put words to a situation I am well equainted with. I get that exact feeling back when reading your text.. This is extremely well written Kathy!

isnt this a beauty!

Wow, this all sounds so familiar to me...I suffer occasionally as well!! Bravo!

Christian Ward
Such a heartfelt write. Love it

lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
brilliantly strong as usual kathy the images generated are so much like a good deal of your best poetry keep them coming rgds mike