Here we are in September, and I’m still hanging in there with my post a day challenge. I have written a lot of poetry using different styles since I started in January. I’m not saying it has been great poetry. I’ll admit most of it wouldn’t win any contests. Surprisingly, Word Daddy has stuck with me through the ordeal. He still says he wants a raise. This month I plan to write Soliloquies. These are rambling monologues where the poet has conversations with herself. I believe this will be my biggest challenge since I don’t often talk to myself. I want to put a disclaimer right at the front of the adventure. The views expressed are the inner dialog of the poet. They might be total bs, but they are real. The first poem in this series I will call Insomnia.
Tossing and turning
I wish I could sleep
I wish you could sleep
Every night it is the same old thing
I don’t know if insomnia
Is something that happens with age
Or if it is the state of the world
Is creating a certain level of paranoia
It doesn’t matter much at this stage
All I want to do is get a good night’s sleep.
Maybe it is a deep passion burning
Old people still have a certain level of desire
We aren’t dead yet
Mind, I suggest you need to stop churning.
Pick a better time to inspire
Or create a new story idea
Complete with characters and dialogue
Stories have a way of appearing
From somewhere out of the deep
There is a time to not worry and fret
Still, all I want to do is sleep.
Crawl out of bed and rub your eyes
Put the pot of coffee on
And make it strong
Note to me: refuse to nap
Girl don’t fall into that trap
Remember to sing your morning song
There is no point in having this conversation with yourself.
The day is waiting
There are chores to do
Don’t stand around debating
The merits of sleep
No point in feeling blue.
Caffeine may not be the answer
But at least you’re awake
Turn yourself into the kitchen dancer
And for heaven’s sake
Stop praising the merits of sleep.
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Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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