A Heart Thrashing…Sleepless (Sonnet)

A heart thrashing to the sound of the owls who,

Plagued with anxiety and exhaustion–the covers drawn.

Clutching and clawing at me every once in a blue,

I lie awake lock-jawed by this infernal yawning.

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Sleep–sweet sleep evades this troubadours brain,

Locked in battle with evasive slumber.

Constant swordplay wearies and drains;

Praying for conscious fade to black and umber.

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Tortured sleepless by jailers masochistic,

For hour upon hour seemingly without end.

Hopes of escape deemed deeply unrealistic,

No longer this life do I care to defend.

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What is one to do about this self-imposed draw-and-quartering,

But take broadsword in hand for the sandmans slaughtering.

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

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Prompt: Sleepless

Jeremy Farmer – The Boi Poet – Tuesday’s Thinking 10 December Writing Prompt

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Comments

  • WB  On December 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Excellent rhythm to this.

  • crowningshield  On December 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    If anything I hope you choose to defend your poetry!!! I think your on to something amazing

    • Dom DiFrancesco  On December 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Thank you my friend, I will defend it to the end as it has become such a big part of my life. Thank you for your very kind words, they are appreciated. :)

  • Jeremy Farmer  On December 11, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Courageous sonneteer taking up both pen and sword to tackle the Sandman – awesome read Dom. Thank you for playing

  • Roxi St. Clair  On December 11, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Love the last two lines!

    • Dom DiFrancesco  On December 11, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Thank you Roxi, this one was fun to write, fortunately I’m not suffering from insomnia at the moment, but I certainly know all too well what it is like.

  • Blog It Or Lose It  On December 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Great poem Dom!

  • Elaine Danforth  On January 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I clicked on “Like,” but it’s not such a nice thing to “like” the situation you describe. What I really meant was this is very well expressed. Well done.

    Best wishes for a good night’s sleep, Dom.

    • Dom DiFrancesco  On January 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you very much Elaine. I too find many posts that “Like” is probably not the correct word, but none the less I think it at least shows appreciation for what was posted.

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