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Acrostic Poem Submission, Using The Word: ILLNESS

Post Published: 30 September 2010
Category: Acrostic Poetry Using the Word ILLNESS
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I no longer sleep.
Long, restless, sweaty nights
Leaving me whimpering, tossing, checking clocks and turning
Never clear; the same relentless, stabbing thoughts; repeating and twisting; tangling and holding me hostage are bedsheets, anger and fear; and yet…
Ever hopeful; clawing, ripping, screaming, crying, writing, breathing, I no longer believe; desperate for any path to
Serenity; Freedom
Sacred peace. Just for some fucking sleep.

Keira  – 35 year old thyroid cancer survivor and Hashimoto patient

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5 Responses to “Acrostic Poem Submission, Using The Word: ILLNESS”

  1. Lolly says:

    Keira brilliant poem I so relate to no sleep.

  2. Amanda says:


    Excellent poem. I know about the sleepless nights, for years I dealt it. It just drains your entire being if you aren’t getting good restorative sleep.


  3. ria says:

    Hey Keira,
    I have bouts like that!
    Bloody great poem, you nailed it!

  4. jillautumn says:

    Sweet poem. Love it!

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