Caused by paranoia

Convinced that if I fall asleep

I may never wake up

And in my state of sleeplessness

My fear only worsens

And when

I do drift off

Panic sets in

And I’m jolted back to wakefulness

Heartbeat racing

Cold sweat forming

I must stay awake

So I can see it coming

If something’s going to get me

Then I am going out fighting


Insomnoparanoia is a word I just made up. I’m going to start compiling a list of all my made up words.


Update 31/05/18: I have since written a short composition which I feel works very well for this poem.


      1. Good rhyme! πŸ‘πŸ‘
        I must reply in kind.

        I thank thee for thy consent
        I don’t think I will at present
        But whenever it is my intent
        Will give thee credit, 100 percent!
        And now to the daily task of writing for the prompt.

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