Inspired By Insomnia

I find myself insomnolent
At three in the morning
Can’t get back to sleep
Though day is several hours from dawning

It’s a frustrating situation
Because I am truly tired
But I don’t think that I will get
The sleep that is required

I try to relax by breathing
I expand my diaphragm
But the more I try to doze
The more alert I find I am

It’s a vicious circle
It makes me want to weep
The longer that I’m conscious
The harder it is to sleep

So as long as I’m awake
I’ll use the extra time
I get up out of bed
And I pen this little rhyme


  4 comments for “Inspired By Insomnia

  1. gigglingfattie
    January 31, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Ugh – I am going through a similar state right now. Thankfully it’s not a 3 am wake up, but rather anywhere from 5:30-7 am. It truly sucks!! I hope you snap out of it soon!

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    • February 4, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Fortunately 3am was a one off but the 5.30 thing happens all the time

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  2. January 31, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I thought you said insolvent
    a lack of pounds and pence
    but as I read more verses
    it didn’t quite make sense!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 4, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      To be fair, I am insolvent too…

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