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