Creative Insomniac: The Night Is A Friend To The Artist


Zero Ducks Given

It’s deep into the night, but sleep won’t come. You turn over.

Perhaps a different position will quieten the mind.

Or maybe the other side is better after all.

Not sleeping feels like a disaster.

For many people, what we do in the shadows of night does tend to fall under the realm of strange behavior. These people expect us to be a certain way – and we don’t want to disappoint them – because, and even though their expectations choke off the most important aspects of who we are. All the ideas that we’ve neglected during the day bubble into consciousness in the form of a vengeful insomnia, forcing us to return to the bigger duty, which is to ourselves.

In the silence of the dark, we slowly begin to untangle the tough knots in our stomach and therein, start to fulfill the undeniable urge to create. Only when we have produced…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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