Sunday, February 21, 2010

One Single Impression: Insomnia (an acrostic)

I N S O M N I A

I can not sleep
Not after five
Seven's ideal
Or even eight
My life's a mess
Nothing will help
I nod at noon
Always awake

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"Insomnia" as prompt was suggested
by BlueMist at
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20 Comments:

At Saturday, February 20, 2010 11:56:00 PM, Blogger Stan Ski said...

Well worked.
I can't decide if I have Insomnia or I just don't need the sleep. Either way, I've never needed an alarm clock.

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2010 1:31:00 AM, Blogger Amity said...

Very cute acrostic Jim!

It comes with age i guess, of not retiring early to bed and of getting up so early although you want to extend your sleeping hours! But i guess could not be quantified as insomnia...

The inevitable.

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2010 3:26:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

A clever acrostic. Nicely done.

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2010 9:02:00 AM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

It seems the older we get, the more difficult it is to sleep. You expressed this very well with your acrostic poem!

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2010 12:23:00 PM, Blogger Quiet Paths said...

Clever acrostic, Jim. I't never fun to lie awake in the dark and fall asleep over lunch....

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:05:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Well done, Jim. Just exactly the feeling. I wish somehow Mr. Insomnia could shore us up for the whole day after the sleepless night.

 
At Monday, February 22, 2010 5:23:00 AM, Blogger Nessa said...

I'm wide awake now.

Mad Hatter

 
At Monday, February 22, 2010 9:27:00 AM, Blogger Poetikat said...

Oh, I know that "nodding at noon". I like the acrostic form for this - concise and to the point.

Kat

 
At Monday, February 22, 2010 2:33:00 PM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Nice acrostic Jim, I liked it. Between being a light sleeper and lots of international travel (12-13 time zones to Asia), sleeping can be a real challenge. And while I have "proven" beer doesn't help much, I try to take it all in stride. I guess that's why my take on the prompt is more peaceful than stressful. I appreciate your comments. ZZZZzzzzz.

 
At Monday, February 22, 2010 3:25:00 PM, Blogger SisterJulia said...

Like this one:) it reads so cheerily even with it's tired messy content!

 
At Monday, February 22, 2010 6:45:00 PM, Anonymous Cascondaville said...

The "M" sounds just like me. A mess, especially when it comes to sleeping! Very clever.

 
At Monday, February 22, 2010 10:25:00 PM, Anonymous geeta said...

well worked..
nice acrostic Jim!

 
At Monday, February 22, 2010 11:44:00 PM, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

Very creative Jim! Do you need more coffee?

 
At Tuesday, February 23, 2010 5:32:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Jim,
You're on for next week at OSI with running. Please send a poem and image to me by Friday!

 
At Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:22:00 AM, Blogger SisterJulia said...

Just wanted to reassure you that I'm not looking to get buried!:)

Thank you for stopping by to check on me!

 
At Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11:06:00 AM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

my my my, you sure captured the spirit of insomnia!

 
At Tuesday, February 23, 2010 3:23:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Clever! I know the feeling, for sure.

 
At Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:58:00 AM, Anonymous Julie said...

Very clever.

 
At Thursday, February 25, 2010 4:22:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Oh I hate when Sleep makes the decision when to rear it's head! Well done! In response to your comment on mine...I have been writing about my sister for awhile- she is my "muse (lol)" She has caused an irreparable rift in the family and things will never be the same between us again. In regard to haiku bones- maybe in the summer...I can barely make the comments on OSI and I feel that is so important in blogging. I would never want to post and not comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

 
At Friday, February 26, 2010 8:20:00 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Oh dear, for me I have to lay off the caffeine.

 

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