A Poem by Melanie Genevieve

I can't sleep :(


always running on 

those things that keep me up at night

staying up trying to recreate

emotions, experiences, galaxies

trying to write things i don’t know yet

trying impatiently to grow an exotic garden

out of these seed-words

staying up trying to lasso in my imagination

trying cautiously to catch curiosity 

before it runs to far for me to follow

staying up to run from the world

escaping to patient pages

instead of getting some shut eye

saying goodnight to universe

so I can run in the morning

© 2013 Melanie Genevieve

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I definitely interpreted this with more than one meaning of the word run xD I've definitely done literal late-night and morning runs as you've probably guessed haha

Posted 10 Years Ago

[Edited: Seems I got 'Run' and 'Curiosity' mixed together earlier. Those seed words are worth planting though. Read them and write them Words, ideas, discussions..poetry, song lyrics it's all good!]

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved the line "trying impatiently to grow an exotic garden." Solid write.

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is great. So easy to read. So full of freshness. You are a wonderful writer and I know you have a terrific voice. Enjoyed this so much! David

Posted 10 Years Ago

Melanie Genevieve

10 Years Ago

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it and I'm glad you enjoyed :D

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4 Reviews
Added on July 12, 2013
Last Updated on July 12, 2013
Tags: Sleep, can't sleep, writing, poetry, night owl, running, jogging, run, exercise, spoken word


Melanie Genevieve
Melanie Genevieve

Freeport, NY

I used to keep my poetry private until my good friend Shabad encouraged me to read a poem (Curiosity) out loud at Sip This Cafe in Valley Stream. Since then I decided to make my writing public and ge.. more..