🌌Sleepy Ducks – Insomnia Poem

Insomnia Sucks
I can’t count the ducks
They say to count sheep
It don’t put me to sleep

Imagery is great
But it keeps me up late

Now it’s 6:30
The dishes are dirty
I know I should wash them
But I want to squash them

If this made you smile
Then it was worthwhile

And I know that you know
And you know that I’m so
And that sounded brainless
The sheep are now nameless
My mind is so aimless

Too tired to write stanzas
About what a woman and man does

This poem gets worse
With Each Passing Verse

Or maybe it’s clever
In some profound way
It might change your life
Or just make you say…

“You should go to sleep
You’re brain is not deep
You’re just overtired
And think you’re inspired
But thank you for trying
Your poem I’ll keep”

So now it is time
To count the damn sheep
And if I am able
I’ll fall fast asleep

And while I am sleeping
I’ll dream I’m awake
And when I am waking
I’ll wish I could sleep

The whole silly thing
It just goes round and round
But now I have you
And you know what I mean
When I say…

That I paint the sheep
Red, blue and green🎨
Cause I can’t count them nightly
And sleep so politely

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Le Fragi
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 08:44:37

    ‘To sleep, perchance to dream’

    … of multi-coloured sheep?


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  2. tbpauly
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 15:25:24

    This is the time of year that I get insomnia on occasion. In Florida, it might be warmer numerically, but the humidity is higher as well. Some nights it’s too warm to turn the heat on, and too cold to turn a fan on, and that’s what I get in trouble.

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  3. janene65
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 19:34:01

    Couldn’t help but read this poem, in my min, as the voice of Johnny Depp portraying Willy Wonka when they are traveling on the boat in the darkness. The suspense was killing me. Very good!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. TheRoamingMind
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 22:16:58

    Playful poem that we can all relate to! Awesome job! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  5. emergingfromthedarknight
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 05:40:22

    Love this. I love that you just let it flow with all the wonderful imagery and words. Bless. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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