Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bedtime (GBE2 #9: Midnight)

Years ago, I wrote four poems.  I loved these poems so much....and no matter how hard I try, no poem written since is ever good enough to me.  But, I was inspired to write a poem for this topic....so here it is.  Hopefully, it doesn't suck too much :)


I wish that I could run and hide
I wish that I could sleep
I wish you understood me
--that I wasn’t sinking deep
I want to laugh with you the first time
I want to be more than an afterthought
I want to be noticed and appreciated
--rather than forgotten about
I wish I could show you my worth
I wish I didn’t have to
I wish that I just clique-d
--rather than trying to cling to
I want jealousy to fade away
I want to not care
I want to feel normal again
--rather than just disappear
I wish my thoughts would quiet
I wish for calm and peace
--It’s hours after Midnight
I wish that I could sleep


  1. You know, this would make a great song. I can almost hear Robert Smith singing this!

  2. Excellent poem! Great job Hun.

  3. Well done! I love the way you think and the way that you express yourself. Really, I love everything about you. ♥

  4. This was great!! Many times, all we wish for is sleep. Wonderful poem :) Jenn

  5. Great poem - all the thoughts that can run through your head when you can't sleep. Been there, done that.

  6. Great job! It's hard to turn your brain off sometimes, isn't it! =)

  7. The brain that refuses to go on pause! Is that a writers curse or a writers blessing? I love your thinking here. A poem for all.

  8. @weissdorn Thanks! Robert Smith would definitely be the right choice for something this melancholy!

    @Jeff Thank You...you're always my biggest fan! ((Hugs))

    @Beth Awwww...thank you so much for all the nice things you say!! The feeling is absolutely mutual!

    @Jenn Sometimes our brains just won't shut up!

  9. @Paula When we need it to most, our brains never seem to want to be quiet :) I think we've all been there before.

    @beachlover It sure is hard to turn it off...a lot of the time ;)

    @Jo I think it's both a blessing and a curse :)

  10. The older you get, the easier it is to quit caring about some annoyances.


  11. Lovely poem!!


  12. me too..i better get to bed! lol : ) so hear you and now more awak because of the bright yellow on your blog!! hehe LOVED THIS..cuz its so honest

  13. Your poem doesn't suck at all. It is really good and I enjoyed it very much.

  14. Can't count the amount of times I've felt like this. Insomnia sucks and midnight is a great time for dwelling on all the things which are guaranteed to keep us awake!
    I liked this a lot *hugs*

  15. Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my poem. It means a lot to me! :)


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