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Insomnia Prison

A poem by Tahli Benson

As the early hours of the morning approach me,

The lingering thought of knowing

That I am yet to get some sleep,

Deepens in my mind,

And it makes me shudder.

My body is tired,

But my brain is full of life.

I can hear birds chirping,

As I notice the night sky begins to lighten.

And I start to prepare myself to fight,

The tiredness that will try to sweep me up

In its arms that make you feel so safe,

As the sun begins to rise.

But I won’t sleep, no

I’ll battle with fatigue today,

And I’ll try to make it through,

Exhausted and without any energy to spare,

Until the sun begins to fall,

At the end of another long day.

And I’ll cross my fingers,

That tonight,

Insomnia doesn’t hold me captive,

And maybe I’ll get some sleep.


11 thoughts on “Insomnia Prison”

  1. What a lovely poem. I read your “about” page and I too suffer from anxiety. I was never diagnosed with depression, but I feel like that and anxiety go hand in hand sometimes as I do feel as though I have depression on some days. I look forward to reading more of your work and thanks again for stopping by my blog. 🙂

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    1. Very true when you say anxiety and depression can often can hand in hand, but even those who suffer from anxiety and depression don’t suffer every single day, we have our good days too 🙂 no worries, I look forward to reading more or your writing too 🙂


      1. I’m very much the same, currently in a slump, but I’ve been very ill and in and out of hospital a lot in the past 3 months. Hoping my luck will turn around soon though 🙂 hope your luck starts to turn around too 🙂


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