Insomnia-Induced Poetry Session

August 27, 2009

Last night I had an extreme bout of insomnia, which is quite common for me now, what with the frequent muscle and joint aches and pains. Since all I could think of was the pain, I chose to write it down, instead of letting myself drown in a midnight pity-party. And I am so glad I did, because it enabled me to produce some poetry that I believe I can be proud of. Tell me what you think!
Do not believe the lie


Do not believe the lie

For once
'Tis hard
To come
Back and

Do not let death be your living,
But live into death with Joy!
(painting by Monica Stewart)
I am in awe of people who write happy stories
Or of suburban dramas of petulant inner turmoil
Or of the gritty horrors that happen in the imagined mind.

I, myself, can only write my own truth to power-
Which is not happy or imagined, though it is
Oftentimes the petulant cry of the little lost child
Who demands to know why her "truth to power"
Does not include more moments of humdrum happiness.

4 comments on “Insomnia-Induced Poetry Session”

  1. Hello!

    This is my first time to your site. I find it rather interesting. I LOVE poetry and I have a bachelor's in Lit. to prove it! LOL. I really liked your poetry. I post my own on my site. Maybe you can check it out sometimes.


  2. Haha, perhaps you should have insomnia more often...though, I do wish you ended with a more positive note...perhaps it's not yet finished as you listen to more of God's insight as to why it's not such a happy humdrum life? 😉

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