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  AZYGOUS INSOMNIA a poem by Australian poet Graeme King - funny poems, sad poems, serious poems and romantic poems. Poems for children, nature poems and environment poems, flash poetry, fantasy poems, funny limericks and more ©kingpoetry2007.


A free verse poem about the thoughts that keep one awake in the middle of the night.

spectres haunting


prismatic shadows

unseen in daylight’s glare

extend greedy talons as darkness falls


catacombs of doubt

misery’s maze to master

as midnight lasts a millennium


the abyss awaits

a gaping maw of black hatred

the rotting teeth of truth


a putrid display

of hypocrisy


the mangled matrix of memory

a millstone

drowning me in depression’s downpour


lies defile innocence

sorrow’s serpents steal sanity



grovelling on shattered glass


crying to nobody

heading for the light

that isn’t there


coughing up slugs of loneliness

climb on the crucifix

embrace the enemy

she bites deep

fulfil destiny

as she wraps me

in the silken shroud of solitude



Original pictures by Graeme King ©Kingpoetry2007  BACK to TOP

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