Angela Wybrow

Rookie - 308 Points (Salisbury, Wilts, UK)

A Headful Of Thoughts


I'm lying here, wide awake
Trying hard to get some sleep;
But my brain is totally buzzing,
So it's useless counting sheep!

My mind is manically racing,
Thinking of words and ideas;
I think of the sad poem that I just wrote,
And my eyes suddenly fill up with tears.

I need to get some sleep,
As I'm actually pretty tired;
But my brain is so alive:
Like, it's been electrically wired!

Many times, I've had new thoughts,
And jumped out of my cosy bed,
To quickly grab a pen and paper,
And jot them down before they leave my head.

Is this a common problem,
Which all writers share?
Do they, too, wake up the next day
Feeling a little worse for wear?

Submitted: Sunday, October 30, 2011
Edited: Monday, October 31, 2011

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  • Rookie - 369 Points Stephen W (6/28/2014 6:51:00 PM)

    The short answer is yes.
    Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 369 Points Stephen W (6/28/2014 6:50:00 PM)

    The short answer is yes.
    A top notch effort. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,595 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/28/2014 10:39:00 AM)

    The thing is that the poet has ample ideas for making and writing new poems and her mind is always having exciting experience of events and themes in writing poem the real description through the poem is wonderful and interesting. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 831 Points Harindhar Reddy (6/28/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    By this time I have written a few poems on sleep and on poetry but this one is a combination of both, cocktail! Awesome write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (6/28/2014 9:04:00 AM)

    Haha! Oh yes, this is very familiar! I have a hard time turning my mind off every night! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (6/28/2013 9:39:00 AM)

    I think of things to write when I am in bed but by the time I get downstairs I've forgotten them. Have you read my sonnet On Sleep, it runs along the same theme. NIce one Angela (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Adriana Avila (6/28/2013 8:40:00 AM)

    I know the feeling..Great write, enjoyed very much.

    Blessings, AA (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,115 Points Godfrey Morris (6/28/2013 8:12:00 AM)

    It is a writer's not remembering the thoughts had. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 135 Points Jayne Davies (6/28/2013 12:55:00 AM)

    A good poem. Well done Angela! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (6/30/2012 9:00:00 AM)

    woa, sounds familiar, a hundred million words flying through your head like migrating flocks in winter, sometimes so hard to reach up and grab them before they disapear into the wild blue, nice writing, cheers (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 514 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (6/29/2012 10:03:00 AM)

    I used to get up in the early hours to write. I am sluggish now like my writing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Robert Cheruiyot (6/29/2012 7:27:00 AM)

    Imagine if you were to sleep~ meaning no poem for me to read...Thanks to gods of sleep! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terra Milan (6/28/2012 8:45:00 PM)

    This is really nice. and also can you check mine out. thanks very good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (6/28/2012 3:34:00 PM)

    Aye, I have a similar problem
    but I will differentiate for my pirate lot
    when I hear that majestic hymn
    reaching for my quill
    I am flung out of my swinging cot!
    Loved the poem!
    Read 'Pirate's Block' if you want a giggle. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,082 Points Valerie Dohren (6/28/2012 2:54:00 PM)

    Definitely a writer's problem I would say - I keep a pen and notebook by my bed so at least I don't have to get up. Very well written and rhymed, worth your loss of sleep! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 44 Points Linda May Fox (6/2/2012 2:38:00 PM)

    I totally relate to this poem. I like it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 440 Points Sara Fielder (1/4/2012 7:58:00 PM)

    An excellent poem! Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,626 Points Bernard Snyder (11/9/2011 10:47:00 PM)

    This poem has clarity and understanding. Beautifully written Angela! ! (Report) Reply

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