long night
rolling over
the same old troubles

5 Responses

  1. Kathe L. Palka Says:

    I can identify with this one Christopher. Lately it's the weather keeping me awake.
    Here in the Northeast the snow just won't quit.

    blizzard warning
    snowplows rumble
    through my dreams

  2. th. vandergrau Says:

    Nice and simple, agrees with me

  3. Christopher Pickslay Says:

    Thanks Kathe. Lots of fitful nights lately with sciatica pains. I wrote a lot of bad poems about the ticking of clocks.

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    sleep disorder
    the gas station lights
    keep me company

    Alan Summers

    Publications credits: Blithe Spirit (vol 23 no. 4 November 2012); Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

    long night
    rolling over
    the same old troubles


    Sorry to hear about your sciatica. It's bad enough being troubled in your sleep over business and/or family issues, but something physical stopping you as well, it's plain awful.

    warm regards,


  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    So sorry to hear you are in pain. This is a highly relatable ku for anyone who has trouble sleeping for any reason, but as Alan has said, when the pain is physical it is truly horrible. A simple, but strong, poem.


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