Disturbed Sleep by Richard Bell

This is for the Freewill Writer’s Asylum inmates with insomnia.

Insomnia by point23

Insomnia by point23

Under the greatness
that is the night canvas
Tattered in shreds
of silver lit clouds
Everything round me
has closed for a respite
The dead of night whispers
“sleep, cast off your shroud”

Milk in the fridge light
chilled nips in my throat
My dreams have departed
on lantern lit boats
Reality sways
as my mind scape reboots
Insomnia scribbles
What the day never wrote

Pacing a groove in the
carpet’s bare threads
Lumbering bones with a
Mako shark brain
Soft soothing rhythms
rim shots in my ear drums
I can’t pull the cord
that will slow down the train

TV dissolves the last
remnants of dreams
A genie appears
in the whistle cloud steam
He grants me a coffee buzz swirled into cream
Insomnia takes me
Where the day’s never been

Ideas awaken
to conquer rem sleep
The dawn chorus chides me
For not counting sheep
Dreams cast the net
in the unconscious deep
Only my soul
is mine left to keep

Under the greatness that is
the night canvas
Festooned with gold dust
dropped into cassis
My mind is still racing
a blur on the metronome
Slowly I sink into sleep by degrees

The curious remedies
don’t work at all
The nets in the depths
they return to a squall
Plummet to earth when
my plane’s in a stall
Insomnia cushions
When I hit the wall

Insomnia let go
I’m ready to fall.


Sleep Paralysis by ElusiveDreams07

Original Written Lyric Poetry by Richard Bell

Protected by The Freewill Writers Asylum Vaults since 2015

Protected by The Freewill Writers Asylum Vaults since 2015

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