Insomnia

Let’s start the week with a poem.

The pressure is building
behind my eyes
and i wonder
if tonight
will be
yet another sleepless night
filled
with vivid dreams
I cannot remember
but awaken from
with a haunted feeling
just the same. . .

waking at three seventeen yet again
my mind racing, ready to arise
my body still aching
for rest.

I’ve prayed to their gods
for peace and silence
but my prayers,
as always,
go unanswered.
so I pray to their god’s no longer
I opt for an earthly solution
and sip the chamomille that
has so often
heavied my eyelids
and i pray to the earth gods
that their remedy
is more effective.

I slid under the covers
and let the effects
of the flowers
wash over me
and am lulled
into somnolence
by the steady purr
of the cat
by my feet.

© ~LRFB

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The Power of Music

Turn the music on
and close your eyes
Let the rhythms
rock your flesh
Allow the cadence
seep in your soul
Free the verse
flow from your lips
Open your ears
hear the honesty
Only the piece
can provide your heart
That only the music
can map out in your mind.
Surrender to the beats
Immerse in the meter
And Emerge
in an essence
of wonder.

-LRFB

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The Battle for Bedtime

Sunlight fades in the sky
And it’s time to settle in for the night.
Baths have been had
Teeth brushed
Books read
We settle under the covers
But you have other ideas
Your little mind
is still swelling with thoughts
Your small body
still vibrating with energy
And so begins
The battle for bedtime.
-LRFB July 2015

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Whirlwinds

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Months have passed
but the swirl of activities
continue.
Time ticks slowly
at a frenetic pace
as the “to do” list,
having morphed
into a unrecognizable force
that has taken on a life of it’s own,
transforms and grows
at an alarming pace.
All I can do is breathe
concentrate
on one day
at a time
one task at a time
and remind myself
it will all get done. . .
eventually.

-LRFB 6/24/15

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