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To the mocking flash of my cell phone clock

The glitter of morning my closed blinds block

In a hunch on a chair or a ball on my bed

Comfortable and comfy but I stay up instead

With paper and pens and paintbrushes I raise

And the stories that unfold on each turning page

Youtube, Facebook, and clicking links

Are the things that keep me from even a blink

Round and round, my thoughts echo and spin

Closing my eyes even seems like a sin

Redbull, pepsi, and midnight snacks

Drinks of sugar in tempting twelve packs

The silence of myself and the embrace of a book

Casting and reeling until sleep's on my hook

They say theres plenty of fish in the sea

But sleep swims deeper than my hook can see

Alone in a dimming desk lamp light

Confronted by morning that stepped through the night

Open curtains, birds with a morning song

It's a shame I had to wait this long.

ehh couldn't sleep
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Berhane-Negus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's a really simple concept, isn't it? But that's what makes this great. I think it's something that so many of us on here can relate to. I know I certainly can! I had a big smile on my face the whole time I was reading this, and I loved how you brought the isnomniac artist to life so perfectly, and with just the right touch of humor. This is certainly one of the best poems I've seen on DA in a while!!
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ehorff Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have insonia... this is so me!
great job
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peacewing7593 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
i like this, this is really good keep up the good work:aww:
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JefftehKillr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, it explains how I am every night... :love:
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Zebucompany Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I like this, and sorry for posting a poem RIGHT next to yours with the same topic, great minds think alike I guess.
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Mimibert Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwweh yeah!! they do *high five bro* :p
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Honungsmonster Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist
This is a really nice piece, but I must say that it doesn't sound like insomnia but more like, not even wanting to sleep?
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CupofCharlie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is a really accomplished piece of poetry. I love the metaphor 'They say theres plenty of fish in the sea/But sleep swims deeper than my hook can see'. Beautiful :)
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Mimibert Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh thank you :3
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