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Night Comes

With Its Demons,

Stays Late Into My

Hapless Toss And Turn…

Brings Its Jabbing Thoughts

Of All My Yesterdays,

Leaves Me Tangled

In The Wet Sheets

Of Memories…

With Dawn,

The Weary Self Of

Bone And Flesh

Seeks Cessation

In the hopeful


Of Day.


©Billy Ray Chitwood – March 22, 2019


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18 comments on “Insomnia

  1. Well done, Billy Ray

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    1. Thank you, John. ♥

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  2. eden baylee says:

    I can relate Billy Ray… hope you get some sleep soon. xox eden

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    1. Thank you, dear Eden. ♥


  3. The joys of growing old- cold and tired all day, hot and uncomfortable all night! 🙂

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    1. You know it, Jacquie… ♥

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  4. D.L Finn, Author says:

    Those sleepless nights are the worst! Loved the poem.

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    1. Thanks, dear Denise. ♥

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  5. Gwen Plano says:

    Powerful writing, Billy Ray. Sleepless nights are rough, especially if they are spent with jabbing thoughts. All the best to you.

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    1. Thank you, dear Gwen. Get that new book out… ♥

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  6. jaysquires says:

    I alliz say, if ya cain’t sleep write a pome about it. I don’t actually alliz say that, but it seemed appropriate after your poem. I hope you had a chance to glance at your Amazon review. I hope it is one of many glowing reviews on such a dynamic novel.

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    1. Oh, My, Jay-Man! Your review makes all the pub rejections seem meaningless! Thank you, my good and beautiful friend in this dizzy world of writing…You honor me and make my week-end more enjoyable and my wife irritated with all my hopping about raving about your review! ♥♥♥


  7. Well done, Billy Ray. Nap time. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, good friend! ‘LAZYBOY TIME!’ ♥

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  8. Oh yessssss, you describe it perfectly. Those sleepless nights. 😦
    I’m sorry if I missed a comment of yours (you just mentioned in my last post). Yikes. Darn. Please forgive!!! xo

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    1. No ‘forgives’! I like ‘owe mes’! Tee-Hee! ♥


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