Insomniatic Dreamland

Insomniatic Dreamland

A Poem by Lydia Jamison

Laying awake
And I stare at the ceiling.
I cannot shake
Such a terrible feeling.
I'm starting to feel
Like my bed's not a comfort,
In fact I feel better
When I'm not sleeping on it.

Forget all my friends
And forget all my secrets.
Forget about cares
And forget about regrets.
You're staring me down
With a smile on your face.
I know that it's wrong
But I'm not disgraced.

Tonight I'm awake,
But I should know better
Than to stay up all night
And write you a letter.
I'm writing them down,
All the things I can't say,
And I'll give them to you
The very next day.

Insomnia kills,
But I actually like it.
Wherever I look,
I manage to find it.
With eyes open wide
I am all out of place,
And you just keep grinning
With that look on your face.

We should be sleeping,
But we both know better.
'Cause who needs to dream
When you're walking on air?
The way that these rhymes
Are coming so easy,
I'm not surprised
That it makes you feel queasy.

I wasn't in shock
When you told me you loved me.
I find that, in fact,
It makes me feel lovely.
So we are awake
And we're not getting tired.
When I'm with you,
Happiness don't expire.

These lyrics are done,
But the tune keeps on going.
I can see things
That you're afraid of showing.
I may not know much,
But I do know the truth;
I'm an insomniac
Who's dreaming of you.

© 2010 Lydia Jamison

Author's Note

Lydia Jamison
It's a little long... just deal with it. This is a product of dreamy, trance-like music and my own insomnia.

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I like it. it's very sweet and the rhyme scheme is great. i like the third and the last stanza. Great write! ^^

Posted 14 Years Ago

Awesome read! I'm just now thinking I should be in bed! LoL. Really great flow, didn't seem that long at all. Love how you talk about your late night time being a positive reflection. I guess I can embrace my insomnia with you! Thanks!

Posted 14 Years Ago

I really enjoyed reading this. It flowed very well and used really good descriptive words.

Posted 14 Years Ago

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I can deal with long poems. Wow! You are an excellent poet I had to go back and read it a few times. It's not that bad, because I can't find anything that I can criticize on.

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Added on June 8, 2010
Last Updated on June 11, 2010
Tags: love, sleep, insomnia, night, awake, poetry


Lydia Jamison
Lydia Jamison

Huntington Beach, CA

Just a teenage girl who loves music and literature. Nothing more to it. more..


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