Not Just My Verse — Insomnia

72EC02B7-B1F8-49A3-98B6-FAC597ED994FSo Rory (A Guy Called Bloke) started another one of his poetry blog hop thingies. He chooses a topic — in this case, insomnia — and writes four lines of rhyming verse. Then he tags one of his readers who will, in turn, add his or her own four lines of rhyming verse to Rory’s and then tag one of his or her own readers to do the same. And so on and so on. It’s a case of wash, rinse, repeat. Once the poem [verse] leaves Rory’s blog, the next series of bloggers can take it wherever they want with regards their own four line verses, but they must always stay on topic.

Here’s how Rory got it started:

Why do you evade me so? It makes for no sense,
In truth, to do so unkindly and unwarranted, is nonsense!
I have tried counting all sorts, from stars to wide eyed sheep!
Yet still you, yes you decline me shut eye and valuable sleep!

 Jay-lin of The Wonderful and Wacky World of one Single Mum

Tossing and turning pulling blankets near,
What is that noise that I hear?
It is not the sandman come for me,
Why won’t you let me sleep dear?    

Gary of Bereaved Single Dad

Countless late night biscuits and black coffee,
Walking around like a spaced out zombie,
Listening to Cohen and Floyd on endless loop,
Convincing myself that no sleep is common in my age group.

Lorraine of Blind Wilderness

I toss and I turn
Oh when will I learn
That sleep is at bay
On an Away Day

Di at Pensitivity101

The stars are so bright at this time of night,
I look forward to slumbering deep,
As I close my tired eyes, what a surprise,
The brain wakes and I can’t get to sleep!

Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith

The shadows creep along the wall
like predators waiting for me to fall.
My pillow–my shield; flashlight–my sword,
The most dangerous thing is a mind that’s bored.

And now it’s my turn:

Wide awake, I turn and look at my clock to see
That it’s three a.m. and I have to get up to pee
Back in bed I close my eyes, then check my clock once more.
Oh my God, it’s not even four!

Okay. I’m going to throw this over to my buddy Jim Adams to add his four lines of rhyming verse.

15 thoughts on “Not Just My Verse — Insomnia

  1. Sadje July 11, 2019 / 5:09 am

    Great addition. One can feel the frustration coming through.

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  2. dragonwarrior07987 July 11, 2019 / 10:31 am

    Wow! You had taken up an amazing process! Loved the poem and the feelings expressed 🙂

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  3. aguycalledbloke July 12, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    Terrific addition Fandango, l didn’t know you had responded yet as l saw nothing of it until Jim’s addition literally just arrived in my pending file moments ago. The last verse l saw was from Teresa.

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    • Fandango July 12, 2019 / 8:10 pm

      I guess maybe my pingback didn’t work, perhaps?

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      • aguycalledbloke July 13, 2019 / 1:42 am

        Yes very much so Fandango, but then as l was discussing with Jim last night, so many Ping Backs are just failing to arrive if not on the day then at all. I have been having a few problems this week with ‘delayed comments’ as in they might appear sometimes two days later from the day they were posted. Then l suddenly have a huge block of twenty comments appear all at once from between 12 hours to 30 hours old and you really do get stumped by those.

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          • aguycalledbloke July 13, 2019 / 7:21 am

            Hey Fandango, good morning to you – yes it seems to be working stranger than fiction of late – do you think Netflix might be interested? 🙂

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