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3 A.M.

3:00 A.M.

The restless nights when sleep eludes
And melancholy thoughts intrude
Upon the mind that, it would seem,
Rather be lost in pleasant dream.

Instead a ghostly kind of doubt
Haunts the mind when it comes out.
Not seen or felt by light of day
But in darkness holds its sway.

It convinces wisdom comes too late
And ensures that passions dissipate.
It steals strength so effort wanes
For once considered worthwhile gains.

The final chapter, still unwritten
Has imagination bitten.
If only through proximity
Wonders how it’s going to be.

Fear of falling off the ledge
Keeps most from the very edge.
Better just to wonder then
In what form will come the end.

Then dark gives way unto the dawn
Beyond the curtains never drawn.
Doubt steals away to whence it came
Until next wakeful 3:00 A.M.

Roberta Adams

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Written on March 01, 2016

Submitted by RobertaWrites on September 06, 2021

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