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Why can’t I sleep?
I seem to be haunted by memories when I close my eyes
There is a wound that runs deep
I refuse to take a sleeping aid
I do not want to count anymore sheep
It seems the only time I rest well is when I lay in bed and let it all out and weep
The pain is temporarily relieved
But then it settles back into the cracks from which they seep
Maybe one day I will take a giant leap 
Cast out the hurt that lingers
Finally rest well
But nothing in this life comes cheap

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  1. Date: 8/23/2009 3:23:00 PM
    heartfelt poem,nothing in life comes cheap yet no sorrow inlife lasts forever,it is so sad to "feel"the persona sad..dont count sheeps,just dream of beautiful things and rule every bad thought ,dont let it rule you...---well expressed emotions James,good job--charma

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 8:43:00 PM
    "But nothing in this life comes cheap"...that's for sure, my friend! Nice, very nice piece, James. Good images and precise word use. Keep writing. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 5:29:00 AM
    Sad writing I can feel the pain James. Awesome write. Thank you for your comments. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 8/20/2009 7:43:00 PM
    love the pathos in this fine poem! James! and thanks for the comments! jimbo