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Every night,
Down this road I walk,
Clairvoyant in perpetual insomnia,
Pencil etches of truth and fantasy,
Criss-cross my vision,
Fourteen cups of 5am coffee,
Still no closer to reality,

A solitary car passes me,
Like consciousness,
Through my net like mind,
It escapes me,
Streetlights of piteous constraint,
Revealing nothing more,
Yet revel in what they supposedly divulge,
Like pretentious picture frames

Puddles coat the road in truth,
Like any other mirror,
Criticizing the insecure,
Haunting the Vain,
Yet my only friend,
Hides the false and only speaks fact

The joy of truth,
Revealed from a fragile mind,
There is something so creative about being up at 5am, when the world makes total sense from a different perspective
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63demons1smudge Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Agreed. I find that morning is enigmatically hypnotic and quietly energetic. Very well done, I find that I can easily relate to the poem. It's very good.
AngelicGenocide Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Writer
Damn... can you check out some of mine?
Jayd-Vampyre-x Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
KindLittleMoon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you should like publish this :D
Angst-of-One Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
ah thats very kind of you but i wouldnt know where to start lol
KindLittleMoon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ np you should find an editor or a publisher and asked them what they think :)
zubernoodle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
WOW! Very well written!
Tygahman Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one:)
Jackertan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Ah the lovely darkness goes
Menchieee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic. Beautifully done. :heart:
candimatic Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I loved it!! It so beautiful<3
Dissension-7 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student General Artist
So pretty...
JMS296 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is perpetually beautiful :)
cristalia09usagi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderfully done
lajoliefleur Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love how this flows. I definitely agree with what you said: sometimes the best work is written at the oddest times.

Great work.
CynicalSyndrome Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Photographer
It has an awful lot of commas that break it up unnecessarily, but I like the tone.
msbitty55 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome
felix-bambaboy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Really nice.. keep up the good work
High-Guard Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Well written. I approve!
NPCburnsy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
LOL, I LOVE THE TITLE! "Clairvoyance of Insomnia" Is like candy for the ears =p Makes so much sense too, really like your style =) Great job, just found your page. Going to check out your gallery =)
Blade-bane Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Writer
I really like this poem, the descriptive language you used really helped me to think up a picture in my head, which I think improved my reading experience. Well done!
alocius Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
i can totally agree
OchsStudios Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Very simple, but captivating. Distant, yet we can follow every word and relate to the feeling of insomnia. Great poem!
XCrazy-ShunshineX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It really reminds me of Fight Club.
:clap: Keep up the good work, this was really good! I really like the mood you set in particular. :D
Miss-Peculiarity Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
That second stanza creates such a lovely image.
Sceritz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Love it. Great perspective from the sleepless
Chilita Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, and it's so very, very true.
AkumDara Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I agree with you, I get up at five everyday, or everyday that I can. Where you are still in kind of a dreamy lassitude.
hiteshsharma88 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
i understand..i feel the same

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Zeikfreak Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
It's beautiful and so true. Waking up at one in the morning can be nerve wrecking, at the same time not getting any sleep ... but there is something to be said about seeing the sun go down and then rise back up.
mshin Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I totally agree with waking up in the early morning. I find a lot of creative inspiration to come during those wee early hours.. :heart:
I love this poem by the way, its very nice. :)
Anbu-SwimNin Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
HOOO!!! this would make a good song!
lonipalooza Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
i luv this :) nice imagery
Kiharta Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
great piece.
and the comment is so true.
koriroxx Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome. :heart:
ZANthraax Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Haha living that one out as we speak. I love this poem because it's so true...really good work!
DelphinusArt Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
I completely understand your thoughts! :) This is a great piece. :)
shadowgoth99 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student Writer
Wow, this a pretty cool piece. Its definitely well written. I'm usually up at 6, gotta try harder if I want to write something like this XD
HeStoleMyVoice Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Very nice imagery!
antique-hearts Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Beautiful words! <3
Captain-Nightmare Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Favorite line: Like pretentious picture frames.
Because when I feel like I've gained a new understanding of the world that no one else is aware of, I feel just that, pretentious. Really expressive, nice wording. :heart:
EMort Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
I know exactly what you mean, you get to a certain point at night when your just past exhaustion and you suddenly feel perfectly awake and completely inspired :)
Souless-Journey Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Amazing, I really like the similes used and the concept. :D It's . . . awesome
SilverMist3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extrememly beautiful, good job. :thumbsup:
devineworrior Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
very strong and beautiful.
edwardmccheesy Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   Writer
very beautiful ^^
MrsPortman Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
I don't like many poems, because I believe that poetry is normally something personal, and I find it hard to empathise with the poet, and feel the persona. This poem, however, kept hold of me. When I was reading your poem, I thought 'This is what I feel'. Everything's right there, but I can't get hold of anything. In the end I'm left alone with myself, trying to be content...
Anyway, great job with the poem. Hope to see more of your creations :)
Tepea Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
wow that's really cool^^
tehboatler Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
I've never noticed until now =P
I never write before midnight.

A beautifully written and stimulating work nonetheless ;)
simplykynd Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
This is powerful and well written. I love this pairing of words
'piteous constraint'. This piece struck me. Well done:)
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