My Hopes, Memories and Dreams


Accelerated thoughts



At 1am

Nonsensical rapids


                   images and words

Racing heart beats out-paced

                                                                           Dark corners taken unabashed

                                                        Such unhinged leaps of consciousness

                                                                            Transporting past to future

                                                                      …in reverse

                                                                            No finish line of sleep in sight

                                                                                       At 1am

                                                                                                  My mind berserk !


20 responses

  1. Nice poem, Colleen. Ah Insomnia, I know it well. I used to work nights many moons ago, and couldn’t sleep in the day. It’s a terrible affliction to suffer from. You captured it well.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:17 am

    • Thanks Paul. I literally wrote it at 1am this moring. Shouldn’t have that 4pm coffee to warm me up at the beach ( yes i was cold…lol…oh, that sea-breeze chill!)

      May 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

  2. dustus

    “…in reverse” The poem does read well that way too.

    May 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    • Hey, you are SO right ! Just read it in reverse….it DOES work well that way too !!!

      May 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm

  3. Great poem you have here, like the way your words flow so well together.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    • Hi, thanks…I am pleased you enjoyed my words. Thanks for visiting.

      May 19, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      • I know the feeling at 1 am when the mind is traveling every which way but home.

        Want to derail it, but I might need it to make breakfast with in the morning.


        michael j

        Enjoyed this one!

        Very much.

        July 20, 2010 at 7:01 am

  4. blissbait

    God. I hate saying I can relate….but I CAN! Those nights suck, but You certainly nailed the feeling and frantic flow! Thanks and I walk away wishing You sweet dreams! Cheers and Namaste. πŸ™‚

    May 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm

  5. I know what ya mean! Those are the nights melatonin becomes my best friend. Here’s to a good nights rest.

    May 22, 2010 at 6:39 am

  6. You’ve created a “Palindrome.” Great job Colleen. Absolutely nails all the feelings of insomnia with it’s sharp edges and racing brain. Hope you are sleeping better. πŸ™‚

    May 25, 2010 at 11:21 pm

  7. blissbait

    Wow. You’re just as much on the lam as I’ve been!!! Still loving these words and sending You MUCH Love and Light!!! Cheers and Namaste. πŸ™‚

    June 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm

  8. god…how can I identify with that!! Thanks for sharing…so beautiful:)

    June 22, 2010 at 11:09 am

  9. I know that feeling!

    June 23, 2010 at 7:11 am

  10. I really can relate to being up at 1AM writing instead of sleeping. Great post.

    June 25, 2010 at 1:17 am

  11. blissbait

    Hey Lovely! Just thinking of You and hoping You are well! Big Hugs and Namaste. πŸ™‚

    June 26, 2010 at 2:04 am

  12. LOL… yes.

    June 30, 2010 at 7:59 am

  13. hdunny

    I love this poem!!! I work overnights and often feel these same feelings…your blog is wonderful. thank you for sharing!

    June 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm

  14. i can totally relate…given that right now i’m sitting bleary eyed…insomnia…love it:)

    July 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm

  15. this is great

    “Accelerated thoughts



    At 1am”

    love it! such great impression of movement!

    August 28, 2010 at 7:25 pm

  16. Very beautiful. The flow and feeling are amazing. Thank you

    September 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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