Poor Rachel and poor Kat. It's hard to turn off the brain sometimes...
Poor Rachel. Those darn gerbils! They probably sleep all day cozy in wood shavings and torn newspaper -- cute little balls of sleepy fur -- only to rattle again all night long!!Insomnia Songby Gregory OrrIs it me tossingor is this beda small boatin an unprotected cove? Haulanchor I suppose.That is: turn ona light and readall night. Bookopen on my knees;its pages: whitesails spread.Fleeing hell,that's in the head.I was looking for this poem for you and found a neat website:http://imaginingsleep.com/aboutHope you sleep better tonight:)
Karen and Faith, thank you both for your sympathy! And Faith, thank you also for digging up that wonderful poem. What a neat website/course you have found!
The Gerbils In My HeadIt was bad enoughwhen I had gerbils runningon the little wheelin my caged old headall night long but then they gotloose and are chewingnew holes in my brainwhere I don't need any holes.What if they get out?
Oh, i hear you, above the din of tired.
I echo Rachel's reaction to Orr's poem - great!Rachel - I had 3 gerbils once and that incessant wheel-spinning is the ideal metaphor for insomnia.I'm wearing earplugs and sleep-mask these nights and it IS helping.Kat
Need help sleeping? Have you ever read 'The Grapes of Wrath'? It's a classic, and took me MONTHS to read because it was so *ahem* relaxing that I kept falling asleep!
Crazy how the write few words in 3 lines can have such impact. Great image. I'm sleeping strangely as of late too. All the best.
Gerbils are cute... and your view of insomnia - excellent! I'm sorry you're suffering but glad that you can find some humour in it.
Gerbils in your head! Oh the torture...sleep pretty one sleep, put your worries out the door, sleep and sleep and sleep some more.
Christopher, I think my gerbils did get out, and they have been rattling around the bedroom! :)Ghost, yes I do need to count some sheep... I'm my own worst enemy, when it comes to sleep. I keep myself up deliberating about things.Funny thing is, I kept myself up worrying about whether my daughter was going to sleepwalk! We're trying to cure her through positive thinking... and it actually seems to be working. She stayed in her bed all night last night, for the first time in probably 6 months.Thanks everyone! :) Sleep found me last night for a while, so maybe I can manage more than a 3 line poem today. ;) Though sometimes, Haiku really does say it all.
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