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Sleepless Nights

The late John Lennon described exactly how I feel. This night is moving lethargically, and is unreal. Just listen to his lyrics on the White Album. He can tell you about my current conundrum. I have too much on my mind right now. I must close my eyes and fall asleep somehow. The most soporific thoughts are what I can’t think. Am I able to erase my mind and keep it on the blink? I am here in bed, but I can’t get a single wink.

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  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Sleepless nights, indeed! Sometimes I wish my brain came with an off switch! Congratulations on your win :)

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Congrats Robert on your winning poetry splendido xxxx

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 12:46:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Excellent piece, I like the Lennon connection. Congrats

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 10:40:00 PM
    My huge heartfelt congratulations on your great win my dear friend, Robert. It’s an outstanding poem indeed which really deserved its shining win. Thank you so much for giving me your precious gem in my contest and for your support. Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 4:32:00 PM
    "The most soporific thoughts are what I can’t think" -I can relate to the whole of this poem. Your rhymes are straight on the mark. Love your work! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:49:00 AM
    I like the musical collection.

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:08:00 AM
    The brain has its mind of its own at times. I espically love the second line A great description of a sleepless night. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Hi Robert; This is good. I have had many nights like this. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla