I've had quite a few of them days,
those endless sleepless nights.
Not because of stress or drugs,
or loving couple fights.
But something just happens
when I turn out the lights,
my mind won't shut down?
It suddenly ignites
In a flurry of different thoughts,
Some new but yet some old.
"You need to shut it down!"
is what I have been told.
"Think of closing a book"
But as the story goes
I'll just think of something else,
like how many pages might have folds?
My brain will not shut down!
Though I continue to try.
So many sleepless nights I've spent,
checking the clock as time ticks by.
All I can do is roll back over
with a long disgusted sigh.
Living with a brain that won't shut down,
just makes me want to cry!
There's something I haven't tried?
Maybe I can cry myself to sleep?
Now all I have to do is,
think of something deep.
Thinking deeper thoughts,
of what will make me weep.
Just another sleepless night,
before I hear that alarm clock beep.
Contest: Sleepless Nights
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