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Can’t Sleep

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Can’t Sleep

It's 2am and quiet now
but for the music from my speakers
and the traffic occasionally passing by

At 2am there's little movement
in my apartment except for my fingers
and the mice on their wheel, they sure do fly

When it's 2am the pull of the bed
is like a magnet, strong, relentless, inexorable
yet here I am again wide awake and pissed

At this 2am I'm left to wonder
of all the other 2 am's I dreamingly floated by
and I jealously think of the sleep that's missed

It's 2am and I'm wide awake
left with my music, traffic, and mice
but to be sound asleep sure would be nice

It’s 2am and this is getting old
Sitting here typing listening to sounds of silence
It’s 2am and I want sleep … any advice?

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  1. Date: 4/28/2010 10:33:00 PM

    this sure is something that a lot of people can relate to! I hope you were able to get a fitful sleep after writing this :) I'm a night owl myself but sleep thankfully comes to me right away--my suggestion is just try getting into bed and turn off the lights--I noticed that the more I try to keep my mind active, the harder it is to sleep--so empty out those thoughts and just pray yourself to sleep--this works for me...hope this helps...

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 11:23:00 AM

    oh sorry see how you got me thinking so there you go great piece...enjoying reading your poetry today...Allie

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 11:21:00 AM

    reading always sends me to sleep.. annoying.. when I think ah curl up with a good book, but will I ever get passed the first few pages

  1. Date: 4/20/2010 8:04:00 PM

    Don't think so much? Slow your mind down....all of your poems that I have been reading are very introspective, philosophical and rich with our present global perspective--ah what the hey, we need more thinkers around, so maybe a little insomnia is worth it ;D Chris.

  1. Date: 4/20/2010 9:59:00 AM

    Warmed milk and benedryl and less tv Celtic music and Mary Oliver all of these help me