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So Long: A poem about insomnia
Posted by Audrey_E_Marquis, Oct 31, 2009. 3148 views. ID = 2935

So Long

Posted by Audrey_E_Marquis, Oct 31, 2009. 3148 views. ID = 2935
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The night is
so long
when everything
is a murmur.
My brain flutters,
whirls and buzzes,
makes it hard
for me to sleep.
Outside, the night
is waiting,
waiting for me
to give up,
to don my jacket
and make a break
for it
to lounge out
under the stars
to take a breath
and then exhale
the thousands
of words tumbling
aimlessly in the
closet of my mind.
To exhale them
into the sky
to let them soar
free
and unencumbered
like bats taking wing
like a wish jetting to
one of those
pin pricks of light.
And the night is so long
and still I lie here
waiting.
Waiting for sleep
waiting for quiet
waiting for time
to slow down.


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Comments


'Chelle
Dec 1, 2009
this is way too beautiful to be linked to a word like insomnia.
   ~Posted by 'Chelle, Dec 1, 2009

Audrey_E_Marquis
Dec 1, 2009
Thank you! I hate insomnia, I just had it last night. I despise it.
   ~Posted by Audrey_E_Marquis, Dec 1, 2009

KristinaWade
Jan 4, 2010
I love this! Thank you.
   ~Posted by KristinaWade, Jan 4, 2010

Peanut
Jan 5, 2010
This is a lovely poem and the title is so perfect. Well done.
   ~Posted by Peanut, Jan 5, 2010

Jessablue
Feb 4, 2010
I love this because I've suffered from insomnia for over two years and it's exactly how I feel each night, except that I usually do grab my jacket and go outside. It's better to experience a beautiful night than lay in bed and waste it :P
   ~Posted by Jessablue, Feb 4, 2010



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