In the Quiet of the Night

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well. I’m sharing another poem with you today, and I hope you enjoy it.

In the Quiet of the Night

In the quiet of the night
When owls and bats have taken flight
When soulful moon is big and bright
I lie wide awake in bed

My mind’s a buzz and speeding fast
Churning over what’s long passed
All memories seem overcast
As anxiety fills my head

I try to clear away the cloud
My buzzing thoughts still buzzing loud
So enveloped in a hazy shroud
That I start to fill with dread

And all at once, with racing heart
This is when the numbness starts
And I feel I might just fall apart
But hyperventilate instead

I panic wildly in the still
I’m pinned in place against my will
I fight against myself until
My eyes start turning red

But then the speeding buzzing stops
And, too, my anxious bubble pops
The pressure in my head just drops
And my body feels like lead

Then its over, at least for now
And I can breathe easy somehow
And as I wipe sweat from my brow
I’m grateful that I’m not dead

As always, thanks so much for stopping by! It really does mean a lot!

Until next time,


© 2023 GLT

Categories: Creative Writing, Poetry

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