Friday, 23 April 2010

I Cannot Believe It!

It's now ten to four in the morning. After a couple of hours or so of slumber, the wide awake hat had ensconced my head and eventually I gave up and came down to say "Hi! Blogland!" Like you would. Like I did.
Okay. So I caught up with emails, but decided sleep was still not on the cards, so I let my mind do as it liked to my fingers on the keys. Imagine my surprise, when, after about a quarter of a hour, the following piece sat on my screen notebook. I idly counted, and yes - you guessed - it's fifty five words, and today's Friday! G-Man has a lot to answer for. He even takes over my sleep deprived mind without a by your leave...

I'm Not Counting Sheep

Three o'clock in the morning;
other people sleep,
but I sit at the keyboard.
What strange hours I keep!
I went to bed and nodded off,
but woke up two hours later
and spent a long while fidgeting
and peering down a crater
devoid of dreams or sleep or rest.
Insomnia is such a pest.

36 comments:

  1. Longing for slumber,
    To fall into the arms of
    Lasting nothingness

    Hope you find your dreamland SOON!

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  2. jinksy, you are adorable!! this was so cute and so true...you did all of us a favor by posting this instead of turning on the telly :) now, get some rest, dear!

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  3. Insomnia is a pest but, one can get a lot done. Nice 55.

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  4. Whats worse?
    Insomnia, or incontinence?
    There ya go....

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  5. I do hate those nights when I am unable to sleep jinsky....only have had a few but I found those nights very long and the following days were completely wasted as I was so tired. So hope you are not like me and that you have a wonderful day today.....love your poem..Hugs

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  6. it's mid morning now and I bet you are snoring your head off? No? okay then, go sit in your favourite outdoor patch and listen to the birds.
    Insomnia i wretched, I've been lucky, I slept between 2 and 6.30.
    Sorry Jinksy.

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  7. i hope by now your sweet rest has found you. doesn't happen often to me but when it does i might as well not even fight it. great 55.

    mine is up...when you wake up. lol.

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  8. Somehow, it comforts me a little to know that others experience similar issues. I mean the sleep not the compunction to write poetry at odd hours. :)

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  9. Jinksy! I was up at that hour as well! Albeit over here in this time zone... Had I had today off, I would have blogged. As it was, I might have finished a post and wanted to go back to sleep just about the time I would need to get ready for work. [sigh]

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  10. But you're not a time waster, Jinksy, which is important. I hope sleep will come when your body really needs it.

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  11. So are you telling us you are into automatic writing now?

    I hope not.

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  12. Nicely done, my friend. I've learned to mostly stay away from my computer during bouts of insomnia. It's an hour-eater. But the temptation is always there.

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  13. You always WRITE BEST, when you are awaken?
    EXCELLENT!
    Mine is here

    Have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY now!
    hugs
    shakira

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  14. Not sleeping is only a problem if you have something to do or someplace to go, in the morning, for which you absolutely need that rest. Otherwise, I rather prefer being awake in the early AM - so peaceful, and good for introspection.

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  15. Erratic sleep pattern has had its grip on me since year 2000. That is one reason I'm so weary all the time and as another blogger said: the next day is totally wasted.

    You and your quick mind! How do you do it so seemingly easy, coming up with these 'rhymers'?

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  16. Insomnia as a crater...an image with pitfalls. I like that.

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  17. Jinksy, I have so been there. In fact, I'm there at least once a month. I remember my dad telling my teenage self, "Wait until you're older. You won't be able to sleep so much." I thought, "Oh, yeah, right." Turns out he WAS right about that as he was about so many things.

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  18. If only I had the talent to write poetry (or prose) when suffering from insomnia. Instead, I end up playing stupid word games or solitaire. Love your poem! :D

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  19. You're right, you might as well go with it and write about it. Happens to a lot of us.

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  20. Ah, for me it's the URGE to check if there might be an email from a certain friend (who is abroad at the moment, 4 hours behind, which wakes me... I can't sleep again until I've checked. And then of course any comments for my latest post, and then what my commentators have posted...And so it goes on. And tired-eyed in the morning! Lovely poem as always.

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  21. Jinksy, I think you have written a 55 we can all appreciate. Especially between the hours of 3:00 & 5:00am.

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  22. Hi Penny. Sorry you have sleep problems. As we get older I guess we all do. Hilary may have the right idea though...? Liked your little poem. - Dave

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  23. I'm kinda glad you have some insomnia ... 'cause then you write really cute emails. : )

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  24. At least you turned a negative into a positive, so it wasn't an entirely wasted time! How clever to utilise the experience by writing a witty complaint about it (smile). I do so hope you managed to rest up a little afterwards..

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  25. I very much enjoyed the poem, clever Jinksy. I sometimes get awakened far earlier than my usual rising time, but it's my cell phone ringing like mad at 4 a.m. because some person can't push the correct numbers. Same caller each time. Fortunately, it doesn't happen every day. Unlike you, however, I don't do anything as clever as writing a poem; I just start my coffee drinking earlier than usual.

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  26. I have no doubt at all, that if only we could turn everything over to the subconscious mind, things would progress a lot more smoothly, interestingly an d surprisingly.

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  27. Oh, my dear Jinks! If only we could all be so extraordinary, and pen such witty perfection when we were sleep deprived! You are incredible! Love, Janine XO

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  28. that crater you mentioned in the above post was the iceland volcano which kept me home from israel last weds....a free trip if i could find a plane in operation which i couldn't and my wife without a pass port, and a way around which would five cost five times as much as a direct flight over that wasn't going anyway>>>i think they knew i couldn't go and this is a rain check that never gets used.>>>sour grapes telss me" o posh, who wanted to go overseas anyways, all a bunch of tinker's dust

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  29. I think you are on 'down under' time!

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  30. I can identify with the sleep deprivation! It never fails that I'm wide awake at 2:00 a.m. But, I'm not ambitious enough to get up to do computer work, so, I just lay there for an hour. Drat! What a great poem. You're so talented!

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  31. Just stopping in to see what Jinksy is up to! I hate to miss any of the fun around here, you know! :-) ~Janine XO

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  32. Imsomnia is definitely a pest... I am a sufferer too - but I never have a fabulous 55 to show for it! :0)

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  33. Well you made good use of the time sleep eluded you and you summed it up so well in 55 words!

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  34. No poetry but I often suffer the same dilemma and decide to be utilize the time instead of fretting.

    I am currently fighting blogger on several fronts which does not make for pleasant blogging. I'm sure it is my own inadequacies.

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  35. You certainly made the best of your sleepless wee hours! If only I were that creative an insomniac... most of my words at that hour of the day cannot be repeated, much less printed.

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  36. Well said... and boy, can I relate!

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