Elusive…

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There I lay…

Sleepless night…

Lost in my distracted thoughts…

Unable to rest…to be still…

The mind rushes…

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Sleep comes…softly…

Fleeting…threatening to vanish…

Toss and Turn….

Twisted sheets match my thoughts…

My dreams….don’t dream…

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Please…sleep come…

Take me where I can dream…

Where I want to dream…

Don’t disappear…

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Dreams come hard and fast….

Too fast…too elusive…

The mind rushes…

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Please slow down…

I want to know you…savor your lucid images…

Revel in the falling…

Dreams sweet embrace…

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I cannot dream…

Will not dream…

For fear of awakening…yet again…

Dreaded disappearance…

The mind rushes…

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Sleepless night…

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Copyright © 2012 Christina Brownlee

52 thoughts on “Elusive…

  1. Ah yes, those sleepless nights. Excellently done, the words exemplify what many of us experience during those wakeful periods when sleep is so elusive. Beautiful and full of meaning, A wonderful poem indeed. 🙂

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  2. guys, it’s official. we have another tosser and turner here 🙂

    seriously, what’s making it difficult to keep the peace? maybe i should write you a verse to lull you to sleep :p beautiful poem as usual, mysterious still.

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  3. I so much feel for you. Your poem really describes insomnia perfectly! It visits me enough to make me never take a good night’s sleep for granted. Drifting off to sleep is always delicious to me.
    ~ Wendy

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  4. “My dreams… don’t dream” So know those nights Christina. Too many to count. Such a lovely poem… almost alike a dialogue between you and the sleep gods..:) Mesmerizing really ~ I do hope they hear you … and you have inspired me to have a chat with mine as well. Oh, In the meantime — there is a wonderful meditative CD called “Finding The Peaceful Place Within” by Nancy Hops. She sometimes helps me when all else fails She is installed in my i phone now ~ Here is the link with samples I believe. http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/2351703/a/Finding+the+Peaceful+Place+Within.htm Much Love dear friend ~ and may we all sleep soundly this evening ! xo

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    • Robyn, thank you so much!! Always appreciate your insight and sweet praise!!! 🙂 Yes….more like a plea than a dialogue!! 😉 I hope they hear both of us!! 😀 .

      Thank you so much for the link, I will definitely check that out!!! Could use a little assist 🙂 I am more than hopeful that you too find your beautiful sleep tonight and every night!!!! Sending so so much love dearest friend ♥♥♥♥ !!!

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  5. This sounds terribly mundane, but often when we can’t sleep, we’re short of magnesium, calcium and zinc, all minerals which the body uses up big-time when we’re under stress… which you’ve certainly been.
    if you wanted to know more, I could tell you….

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  6. Well I clicked “Like” but that’s because I love your words and imagery, and not the thought that you can’t sleep… I’m sorry, my friend… I really wish I could help… I’ve never really had any problems sleeping and look forward to my dreamtime… so, I’ll simply echo the thoughts and sentiments of others and say if you ever need any help, I’m here for you 🙂

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    • Richard, thank you so very much! I do so appreciate your very kind praise and your sweet concern. I really think it will work itself out…but am so very very appreciative for your offer! Thank you sweet friend 🙂 Hugs ~

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  7. Absolutely beautiful Christina. I love the descriptive words. So captivating.
    Get some sleep girl! Haha… Dream—dream….
    Felicia

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    • Oh! Thank you Felicia!! So so appreciate your sweet compliments!! Truly 😀 LOL I’m working on it…thank you so much for the encouragement!!! I will do my bestest 😉 I miss dreaming!!!!! 🙂

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  8. I love this poem Christina, particularly the last verse, I know that feeling all to well. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem.x

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    • Thank you Chris….so so very much! I am sorry to hear you are too familar with Sleepless nights…. I so hope for at least one, just one blissful night of delicious sleep for all of us 😀 !!! Hugs ~

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  9. this have been the best directly touching my heart and made me realize that i am not the only one who like to dream when asleep. I feel light,,no pressure and every sensation is intense in dream. Like inception I do encounter dream within a dream and moreover i want my parents to stop pushing me to be something becoz i see this world more like a dream..though i see this as a beautiful imagination to replace my reality

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  10. I have always envied those who can sleep well. Since a child I have had great periods of insomnia so I know how awful they can be. Yet still, this is a topic you describe so beautifully. I hope you have a peaceful, dream-filled week Christina. 🙂

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    • LuAnn, I’m sorry to hear you are familar with not sleeping. Thank you so so much for your sweet praise!!! And I really really appreciate your wishes for peace and dreams!!!! Hugs ~

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  11. Sorry you can’t sleep Christina…I know that feeling when you are afraid of your dreams, when sleeping requires more energy than being awake…it feels like there will never be an end….but there is…it always passes….hang on….xomeryl

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  12. Thank you Christina for sharing with us this beautiful poem. When I cannot sleep, I sometime chant in my head OM followed by Shanti and this helps me to calm down. I also do the following breathing exercise: Inhale, hold for a few seconds (for as long as is comfortable)and then exhale, Follow this process for a few minutes then resume normal breathing, I find that this helps also. Good night and sweet dreams. Véronique

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