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Indefinite Insomnia MAG

August 3, 2013
By chamomile SILVER, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
chamomile SILVER, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
8 articles 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
She makes it through her day, but doesn't just “make it” through her day. She holds within her at all time the faith that she belongs, even when she doesn't belong. She belongs to the world; she belongs in her life; her heart and mind and soul belong

You asked me: if I had to describe
Life, with just one analogy –
What would I choose?
I didn't answer then,
But now I think I've found it.
Life is being alone in your bed,
With an alarm set for the morning,
Trying to fall asleep; only
A million thoughts keep
Filling your head –
Agendas, tasks, words left unsaid
Your pillow is too hot, so
You flip it over, and minutes later,
You flip it over again.
Every time you look at the clock
You recalculate: how many hours
Of sleep you have left;
The less you have, the more awake
You suddenly feel, your brain
Dancing around fears that are still
So faraway.
Life is turning between the sheets,
Wrapping them around your legs,
Adjusting the way your ear
Fits against your pillow, again and
Again, counting sheep in desperation
Waiting for a few hours of peace.

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on Aug. 12 2013 at 9:04 am
Labradorian PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
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Was suprised by the accuracy of the metaphor - it made me re-read a couple of times, once for the writing, which was refreshingly visual, and once for the concept. Congradulations on your editors choice!

on Aug. 12 2013 at 8:34 am
writefearless SILVER, Manila, Other
8 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
scare your fear before it scares you.

i totally can relate with this poem. i admire how you constructed the ideas. great job! :)

on Aug. 12 2013 at 8:18 am
HeatherOlivia GOLD, Solothurn, Other
16 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All things truly wicked start from innocence." - Ernest Hemingway

This poem is amazing. I love the meaning behind the words. It's beautiful.