Darkness and Insomnia

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Darkness and Insomnia

By BR Chitwood

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Sleep waits with me until

Insomnia might mercifully

Quit its nightly routines,

The tossing and turning

Becoming an unbearable

Stir of stupid body scenes.

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How to position my hands?

My head? My legs? My feet?

My brain goes hither and yon.

The grandfather clock ticks

Off its steady pulsations

As thoughts pound on and on.

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Now, I sit in my Lazy-Boy

Typing out my wariness

With words that rhyme.

My head begins to nod,

Drowsiness comes to tease,

Off again to bed I trod.

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Again, beneath the covers

My body comfortably in

Tune with my mind,

The damned cat pounces

On my naked form and

Decides it’s time to unwind.

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A Restless Poetic Effort by BR Chitwood – October 4, 2019

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I'm a young man in an old man's body, trying to catch up to myself, trying to find pieces of me I left back in a disconnected youth and the early years of manhood. I'm a stereotype of many in my generation who can play the 'blame game', yell 'foul', and 'let's start over'. But, we are what we are, the sum of all the scary kid-emotions we experienced, the gin mills and piano bars that became our sandboxes of pleasure - lotus eaters of the best (or, worst) kind, the love affairs that did not quite settle us down, the sad poetry and songs written in bars and motels along the way... A Dreamer! A Wanderlust! The world needs such fools as we to write our books, our poetry, our songs, to offset the madness that plagues the soul. I've written fourteen books, over three hundred blog posts, in search of those pieces left somewhere in many parts of the globe. You can preview my books on the next page. There's even a Blog page...all my posts are not showing on this recently created blog page, but, if you want to read more, go to my official blog site and check out the archives: http://www.thefinalcurtain1 Writing for me is therapy for the soul. Website: https://billyraychitwood.com

15 thoughts on “Darkness and Insomnia”

  1. I’m glad to hear how much trouble you are having with your sleep. Well, not glad for you, but glad for me. At four in the morning (that is my worst time) after a string of nights my Fitbit tells me my average hourly sleep is 4.5 … I’m wondering when the symptoms of mental breakdown are to begin. Will it be this night? Tomorrow. It’s good to get some validation.

    BTW, you know better than to sleep naked with a cat in the house!

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    1. There’s a reason for my sleeping naked… Oh, well, what the hell, among all these body wrinkles there are certain parts of me that want no binding elements…hope that answers your BTW, you old rascal! Luv ya, podner! 🙂

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      1. It rarely happens to me (thankfully), but when it does it gives me a sense of compassion for my dear hubby who struggles with this often. I keep telling him to drink a cup of warm milk before bedtime… Something Grandma used to say. May your nights be filled with sweet dreams, Billy Ray…

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