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The Sleep Position

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The Sleep Position

The left side of the bed is mine So when I sit down on the bed My pillow is on my right side And that where I lay down my head It’s always the same old routine Start on my right side every night But that’s not my sleep position So I toss and turn till its right On my stomach I only doze And it’s hard to breathe on my back Lots of nights I fight the covers When I turn over in the sack My left side’s my sleep position Where I sleep for most of the night Seems I should switch sides of the bed I’ve tried, but it doesn’t feel right Getting onto my left side quick Doesn’t buy me anymore sleep I first must do the “toss and turn” And then I can quit counting sheep

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  1. Date: 7/13/2012 2:53:00 PM
    Very descriptive work about what many people face every night sleep disturbances or insomnia...Enjoyed reading your winning work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:45:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Charles! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 9:21:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Any Poem" contest Charles. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 4:28:00 AM
    Charles congrats on your win...David

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 3:58:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Charles

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 8:12:00 PM
    Charles ~ congratulations with your awesome win~ Good night~PD