Tag Archives: insomnia

A POET’S INSOMNIA

A POET’S INSOMNIA

He worked til three A.M.,

At seven, was at it again…

What hours kept

When he might have slept,

Encourages him to keep up this trend?

(ANSWER:  sleep on the weekends…sometimes!)

🙂

–Jonathan Caswell

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PUSHING THE HOURS

PUSHING THE HOURS

The day after Valentines

I couldn’t sleep between the lines…

TV murmurs hurt me so,

I had to let ideas flow.

Writing in the dark of night

By turning on another light

I find it good to awake stay,

Meeting early the light of day.

Scientific theory says

To push your hours ’round till bed…

Establishing circadian

Rhythms in a sleepy head.

All-nighters pulled

During school

For older men

Remain a tool!

–Jonathan Caswell

SOME NIGHTS…

SOME NIGHTS…

 

Some nights he gets so tired,

He cannot sleep at all…

Trying to do what will not work

And frustration starts to call.

He finds himself between clean sheets

And cannot sleep a wink…

Better to get up and read,

Than stop what he must think.

Finally he goes to sleep

Approaching morning light…

What he’s done he cannot say,

To make it through the night.

 

–Jonathan Caswell