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A Poet's Insomnia: Micropoetry Comp.

poet Anonymous

Poetry Contest

(not as medical jargon or symptom) Insomnia & the poets..how it digs & grips in & as verses..falling from you, a poet whoz never new to these greys:(
hosting comp after long & love micropoems or simply short poems.
so expecting you all old & new du poets to be nice to me, thanks

saying of the comp, gotten inspired by a recent du read relating to title.
would love to see what & how you Deep Poets dig on insomnia..some rules:

within 40 words
title compulsory
(word count inclusive of title)
any style of poetry ( but free verse is good, as i like it:)
no extreme content preferably
max. two entries per poet
(feel free to dm for any more details,  & dunn discuss/ comment in the thread plz. silent thread alert*)


Winner(s) to be based on:
-the overall felt depths  &/or  
-imaginative/ abstractive/ metaphorical spin &/or
-that an x-factor poetic feel.


Looking forward to yours, cheerz:)

Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
Tyrant of Words
United States
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Insomnia: Dying to Write

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The muse will never let me sleep,
Not even get a bite to eat.
Because the bug runs through my veins,
To write in verse both night and day
Until the Lord my soul to keep.

 
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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Tallen
Tallen
earth_empath
Tyrant of Words
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30 Naps

 
Daily physical needs a fix
coerces a maximum nap
30 minutes or 30 times six.

Next rebirth I want to be a
Giraffe because they get to
take the shortest naps!
Written by Tallen (earth_empath)
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Eerie
Eerie
Dangerous Mind
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Transience

A sleeper burrows into the mind.
The words trickle through the velum,
like paint along a channel of veins.

They migrate towards the tip of the pen
finding release from this strangled shell;
coating the paper with inky relief.
Written by Eerie
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Nephele
Nephele
Twisted Dreamer
United States
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yelluw_always
yelluw_always
Haley Quaquaversal
Fire of Insight
United States
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writer essentials

dark chocolate,                   cranberry  
toothpaste  
   
    you text to meet up  
dark chocolate, cranberry-   decline  
   
     with teethy  
emoji for no                  hard feelings  
   
swish in my mouth  
the            years                              ago  
   
  next to the buckthorn bristled path  
can’t sleep                   can’t brush yet
Written by yelluw_always (Haley Quaquaversal)
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poet Anonymous

all so far 'fantab' entries dear Poets of the Deep! Keep them coming more..best to y'all🤙

takis1917
takis1917
Fire of Insight
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Alexandria

They say,
once, the greatest poet ever,
searching endlessly in Alexandria
- four nights and days -
for the sublime word about a pair of eyes
tickling his memory,
came up with μαβί...

True story, I made it up!
Written by takis1917
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Ely
Ely
E.A.Rothwell
Dangerous Mind
Mexico
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Scorpion...Alacran

You either live in his territory,
or not...

If you do...
you will learn to share...

and if not,
well...

the little dear
has been around here...

since the siluarian period...
over-four-hundred-million-years...

and counting.
Written by Ely (E.A.Rothwell)
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Jomamma97
Jomamma97
Frank Statile
Twisted Dreamer
United States
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Insomnia

Sometimes the pain inside my head,
Instructs me I would be better off if I were dead.

The constant apprehension,
Never ceasing for a brief suspension.

There is only so much one mind can construe, before you feel as though you must eschew from thought.

An over clocked brain,
Forced into a constrained state.
One locked in chain.

Forcing the host to articulate words from morbid plot.
Forcing the soul to copulate,
With the inner most demons that ones mind can create.

Slowly turning morbid thoughts,
To self sustaining ghoulish plots.
Written by Jomamma97 (Frank Statile)
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LobodeSanPedro
LobodeSanPedro
Tyrant of Words
Sierra Leone
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slept

i write with my eyes closed
so i can see

sometimes the laughter
belies the anguish of time

scaffolding mutilated bodies
of a boy down a shaft
another crushed on the tracks

daddy laced with bullets
not medication

sundown

ImperfectedStone
ImperfectedStone
The Gardener
Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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Get Out

Fleas
on the skin, surface of water,
eating,
behind the eyes,
scratching behind the ears -
burning in folicles.
Particles smells like death.
A torch is shone in a sober face.
All I want
is to say Goodbye,
please.

BluntHonestMel
BluntHonestMel
Lost Thinker
United States
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Up

Sleep, a distant memory after a wake
Suicide makes sense,
Death; Escape
Solitude is a scrape
On an empty plate
Syllables are sickle cells
In veins full of mace
I close my eyes.
As I see a new day.
Written by BluntHonestMel
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