It’s 2:00 a.m.

Anthony Desmond has challenged us over at dVerse Poets Pub to write a poem incorporating 2:00 a.m. Here’s what I came up with.

It’s 2:00 a.m.

It’s 2:00 a.m.
I should be sleeping
Tomorrow’s a big day
But I’m wide awake

It’s 2:10
I should be snoozing
But in the dark I lay
Thinking it all through

It’s 2:20
I should be snoring
The moonlight shines gray
All I can do is worry

It’s 2:30
I should be dreaming
Instead here I am praying
Now I wake, it’s morning

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.

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21 Responses

  1. I like how you wrote the progression in this. I’m a long-time insomniac and worrier. You would think that at my age (71) and with faith, that should not be an issue. Just this past year I have discovered that gratitude prayer is what helps. I start to tell God the good things about the previous day and my life as it is and never get very far. I do get up for tea (Chamomile) though because of back pain. It helps to sit up a while. God bless.

  2. Ah.. the cure of mind wandering in roads of angst.. in past and future of interest yet to come.. the stilling oceans of movement.. sometimes practiced well.. takes mind away from words.. finally into body.. a feeling of peace and rest.. yet.. not.. accompanying words of life..:)

  3. It is lovely to see that many of us seem to suffer the 2am attack. I liked the repetition and symmetry to gave me a sense of compulsion regarding your thoughts. That’s something I find the most pressing at this time.

  4. When we pray and give control of all that worry to Someone greater than us, it does indeed bring peace. Good tension in the worry and the resolve at the end.

  5. It is hard to have so many thoughts circulate in one’s brain during a sleepless night. It sounds, from the last stanza, like it was the prayers that gave solace & allowed sleep to (at last) come at last!

  6. Sadly, for some of us, once the night, & insomnia has a firm grip on our mind, the monkey-speak is non-stop. You have me wondering about you & the Mormons now.

  7. Hopefully your prayers lead to that still small voice bringing you the comfort that all will be okay. And a restful remainder of the evening.

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