•Ꮡ• • insomniac • •Ꮡ•

Definition of  INSOMNIA

: prolonged and usually abnormal inability to get enough sleep

in·som·ni·ac  -nē-ˌakadjective or noun

Origin of  INSOMNIA

Latin, from insomnis sleepless, from in- + somnus sleep
First Known Use: circa 1623

• Ꮬ •

i won’t sleep
you can’t make me

i can’t sleep
if  i wanna be free

i don’t sleep
cuz of  what i see

i shan’t sleep
oh,  fiddle dee dee

• Ꮬ •

the voice i listen to
is oh,  so loud

always screamin’
defiant and proud

i can’t see
beneath his shroud

i yell back ~ you’re
dis – allowed

dis – avowed

dis – aloud

• Ꮬ •

i quail
i wail
i flail

but
to no avail

he’s on a quest
for his holy grail

hammering in

that last

coffin nail

• Ꮬ •

“sleep”  he urges me
“dream away

you won’t miss
the light of  day

the past is never gone

 you have to pay

 you have to pay”

••

but pay for what

he’ll

never

say

• Ꮬ •

over and over each night
so apropos

dragging a suitcasefull of  sins
from long ago

where’s  it come from?
where’s  it go?

how am i

supposed

to know?

• Ꮬ •

he treats me
like his personal chattel

i try to pretend
all he says is just prattle

but i believe
we’re in a pitched battle

i wish i were

sleepless

in Seattle

• Ꮬ •

a bare bulb
my only light

i run and run
’til he’s out of sight

i don’t have the energy
to put up a fight

i can’t believe

that it’s

still night

• Ꮬ •

suddenly

… i stop

to the hardwood floor

… i drop

deciding to open the suitcase

 … i pull up the top

…empty…

and now i see

that it was

just a prop

• Ꮬ •

and then i awake…
to reality

to life
in its actuality

to my life
with its abnormality

tomorrow
in all its amorality

•Ꮡ• Ꮬ •Ꮡ•

• Ꮬ •


“Dream On”   Aerosmith

originally posted  7 September 2011

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