Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Night Demons
by D. Bowden 2004
Photo by D. Bowden

In the middle of the night
Voices 'rouse me
From my peaceful slumber.
I resist.
But can't ignore them.
They scream loudly,
Keeping at me
Til I respond.
Please show yourself
If so rude to wake me,
Or let me linger
In sweet repose!
No amount of pleading
Will make them leave me
With dreams surrendered
Til morning comes.

1 comment:

Stardust said...

I wrote this poem when I was having one of my frequent insomnia attacks where my mind keeps reeling through life's problems and concerns that seem to intensify after the lights go out and all is silent in the house.