Sleepless

Will I ever sleep a whole night through?

Sometimes, I don’t think I ever will.

Experts tell me what I ought to do

And yet I find myself unsleeping still.

Can I give myself up to the dreams?

Hoping that my body will obey

The orders that my mind will surely give,

To rest until the night has turned to day.

Can I still the thoughts that churn and rage?

Nudging me from on the edge of sleep.

How can I embrace the lures of rest

And melt into the folds of slumber deep?

I will never sleep a whole night through.

Nothing I can do will lead me there.

I must accept that it’s not meant to be

And steel myself until I cease to care

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