Insomnia

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Sleeping is nice, when you can.
It helps you feel refreshed
For another day.
Drugs are good, if they work.
Some people need more,
Some people need less.
I like to sleep, if I can,
And I’ll take drugs, if they work.
Sedatives will do the trick,
If you use the right ones,
But you can take too much
Of that kind of stuff.
Addiction is worse
Than a little insomnia.
So I try to relax on those nights,
As best I can, without them.
Sometimes, though,
You just gotta do what you gotta do.

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Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

4 thoughts on “Insomnia”

  1. As a person who suffers with chronic insomnia I know this to be true. I used to be hooked on Ambien but I had to stop due to the side effects. Now I take what little sleep the gods of slumber give me.

    1. Hi, Deborah. Thanks for checking out my poem and commenting. Yes, insomnia is a pain. I have bipolar, and I’m talking prednisone for a couple weeks to help with a bad rash of poison ivy. Apparently prednisone can cause bipolars to be manic, so I guess that’s my main issue right now. Good luck in dealing with it. I like your attitude about it. Maybe I will try that.

      1. Well I made peace with my insomnia. I use my extra awake time to get in more writing maybe a little reading. I remember years ago my Mom used to put Calamine lotion on my insects bites and tussles with itch causing plants. Then I could not go back outside to play because I was Pink. Today that might be a fashion statement but back then it was just annoying.

      2. Good strategy. I guess I’ve been doing that tonight. Sometimes you just have to surrender and make the best of it.

        Funny story about the Calamine! 😀

        Sent from my iPhone

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