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Insomnia I’ll wait you out


I am so happy to receive this today of all days

Dear Insomnia

You may seem to record a small victory today

Am up since 10:53 having slept dutifuly by 9.15 pm

I don’t know for how long we’ll stay awake today

Yesterday we admired each other for 3 hours 

Then I got a 5th hour of sleep

I near blew my trumpet then

Not knowing you were taking note

Changing strategy and re-strategizing

Increasing the AC temp until I can’t

I have to decamp to a lonely corner

Nah you wouldn’t let me be

Repeat of August 2014

When my darling Gaby went on

This time I know better

I wouldn’t only spy on you like a hawk

I will wait you out with camomile

First thing tomorrow morning 

I get myself that and more

You aint having any final word

See what I got from Diane in the picture?

But ugly and mean you

With nothing to offer but mind muggles

Plus body bashing head, eyes, back

I give you three more days

To try your best and leave

Because dear Insomnia

I am ready to wait you out

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Author:

Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

4 thoughts on “Insomnia I’ll wait you out

    1. Lol Doc, it actually ended better last night because although sleeping in shifts, I logged 5.5 hrs of sleep. I also slept 1.5 hrs this afternoon and am taking it light with any activities, sparing myself overwhelming ones like mortuary and feeding people. Talking constantly with my GA on updates and emailing my therapists also help. My online family has as usual been so supportive. Your money wouldn’t be lost, thanks for trusting me.

  1. j’etais trop loin d’imaginer que je pouvais parler cette fourbe et méchante insomnie. merci à toi. je ne la verrai plus mais je donnerai ton conseil à d’autres!

    On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 2:34 PM, Marie Abanga’s Blog wrote:

    > Marie Abanga posted: ” Dear Insomnia You may seem to record a small > victory today Am up since 10:53 having slept dutifuly by 9.15 pm I don’t > know for how long we’ll stay awake today Yesterday we admired each other > for 3 hours Then I got a 5th hour of sleep I near ” >

    1. Merci Na’am, avec ces genres des combats toutes les moyens sont bonnes prevu que l’on retrouve le sommeil lol. Thanks so much for your comment. Personalizing and telling insomnia off helped me a great deal o

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