Analysis of Insomnia

Have you ever been tired as all hell
Where anyone looking could easily tell
Bags under eyes, constant fidgets and tweaks
Obvious no sleep in days if not weeks

The glories of insomnia
Beginnings of hysteria
Lying in bed but always awake
Mind always racing you cant concentrate

And nothing out there helps it seems
When it comes to helping you reach your dreams
You close your eyes but sleeps just out of reach
You try taking pills to tire and teach

Your mind to stop its constant thinking
Your speach to stop its stuttering
Your thoughts to stop their wandering
For it's unbelievably tiring

When you lie awake and squirm all night
Tired as you are with no end in sight
You lie there awake from dusk until dawn
Until every last bit of your sanitys gone

For your sleepless nights start causing you pain
And slowly but surely you go insane
You can no longer think, you lose control
Kill or be killed your an animal

Down to your instinct a primal rage
Like a starved tiger surrounded by prey
And thats when things begin to stir
For that's when the blackouts begin to occur

And thats when you begin to really get scared
For one minute your minds here and the next its elsewhere
And the pain gets so unbearably you no longer care
For the pains at a level your body cant bare

And that's when you find yourself lying in bed
The pain so intense you wish you were dead
Begging for sleep but it just doesn't come
For sleep isn't as easy for you as for some

And you get to the point you can't go any longer
Without sleep suicide becomes the answer
And you grab your gun, put it to your head
And you pull the trigger to find that instead

Of your brain exploding across the skies
You passed out from exhaustion as you open your eyes
To find your alive pain barely there
Finally at a level your body can bare

Though as good as it feels it won't last for long
So you psych up your mind and you make yourself strong
For though you feel good now, all good things must end
And a week from now without sleep it'll start over again

Poetic Form Quatrain  (58%)
Metre 1110110111 1101011001 110110101 1001101111 01010100 01010100 10011101 11101110 01011111 1111101111 1111111111 1110111001 111111010 11111100 11111100 11010010 111010111 1011111101 1110111011 01100111111 1110111011 0101101101 1111011101 111111100 111100101 1011001011 01110111 1110101101 01110111011 111011100111 00111010011101 101101011011 01111011001 0110111101 1011111101 111011011111 0111011111010 0111001010 0111111111 01101011101 1110100101 1111010111011 111011101 100101011011 11111111111 111111011011 11111111111 001110111011001
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,962
Words 385
Sentences 1
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 48
Letters per line (avg) 34
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 134
Words per stanza (avg) 32
Font size:

Submitted on May 02, 2011

1:58 min read

Discuss this Mike poem analysis with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this poem analysis to your bibliography:


    "Insomnia" STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 27 Mar. 2023. <>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    March 2023

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.



    Are you a poetry master?

    Who wrote the poem "Ozymandias"?
    • A. Rudyard Kipling
    • B. Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • C. Rainer Maria Rilke
    • D. William Wordsworth