The dark night lies Entangled in my hair Shadows seep into the sheets Creeping, crawling, never still Deafening, the heartbeats Under the silent assault Of creatures from beyond Conspirators, scheming in delight Cheering on my insomnia!
The twisted blade buries Deep in my brain Carving dreary silhouettes Watching me from the doorway Tormented, I lie wide awake Wishing the nocturnal pain away Gnawing at my eye sockets The visions continue to laugh Mocking my insomnia!
A discarded thought scurries On my fluttering eyelids Sneaking in forgotten stories From cracks in the windows Astonished, I am at the scenes That demolish my dreams Where were these hidden until now Voices, images, resentment, regrets Accomplices of my insomnia!
Poetry inspired by the book cover for Charles Kingsley. The Water Babies. London: Macmillan and Co., 1886 — Source.
I am just ME … a soul streaming across constellations, over eons of turbulent changes and tranquil noises, perturbed by the visions that engulf me and ruffled by the oft complacence that challenges the change. Yet, I must travel further across the galaxies, in search of the ultimate metamorphosis. Until then, I sojourn in this life, engrossed in my earthly callings of a wife, mother, professional, writer, dreamer, and seeker.
On this blog you will find a spectrum of fiction, poetry, reviews, thoughts, snippets, inspiration, experiences, voices, concerns, excerpts, and everything that the soul has gathered in her fold, over years of reading, searching, finding, losing, and discovering. I regularly indulge in various creative pursuits, like crochet, experimental cooking, reading, and writing, and I hold a managerial/editorial role in a financial services organization with a global footprint.
For a long time, social media hijacked my personal writing space, as I was sharing more on Facebook and writing Tweet-sized poetry on Twitter. Social media is instant but temporary gratification. Ultimately, a writer needs their own space, and personal blogging provides that space. I had started a blog more than a decade ago but all things need to be infused with new life, emerge in a new avatar, and so it is with my new blog space.
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Even I have insomnia sometimes. That sometimes is usually when I have exams coming up or a bad day.