Lying awake, watching the clock 
alone in your own silent space 
tick tock tick tock is all you hear 
as your mind wants to wander and pace. 
Lay this way, hope you will drop off 
but still you fight to shut down 
just as well you live on your own 
or your partner would go to Town. 
Get up again, drink some water
then try to battle once more
throwing the duvet over your head
watching shadows on the bright white door.
Nothing you do can make any difference
your more awake now than you were
read a book, do a puzzle
unwind all the tension in there.
Try with the light dimmed, close your eyes
sleep will eventually come
try to unwind, close your mind
eventually your body will succumb.
Lying here still alert
will this nightmare end?
watch tv, drink more fluids
your driving to a dead end.
Hours go by and still no sleep
its just another one of those nights
even your medication fails
losing the war and the fights.
Morning arrives, two hours kip
not enough when you have to work
now I want to sleep forever
and feel like a right bloody burke.

Insomnia is a Horrible disease
It strikes when you least expect it.
A song of Despair. Pablo Neruda.
Epitaph. By Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Nights in Flight.
Blue Moon.
Self Pity. DH Lawrence.
Worldly Place.
A red red rose. Robert Burns.
A poem by Mary Naylor.
Grandmas lookin.
Address to the Devil.
A voice from the past.
Me Myself and ideals.
When things go wrong!
The Strength of a Man.
Death is nothing at all.
What is the point?
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William Sinclair Manson
Welcome friends. My name is William Sinclair Manson. I am 60 years young, I am Scottish but now living in a small village in England. I have been blogging for many Years but recently joined Wordpress and I love it. I have made many new dedicated friends here and hope to meet more around the World.

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