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Below is the poem entitled Sleepless which was written by poet Donald J Bennett. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Staring out the window 
Darkness there beyond

Night people passing by
Who knows where they go

Once again I pace the floor 
Yet another sleepless night

Slumber remains elusive
Comfort not in sight

Here I remain, pacing to and fro 
Several hours until the dawn of day

Weariness overcomes me now 
I think I will try once more

Maybe I can catch a wink
Sleep will make tomorrow a better day
For another night will fall

I suspect but do not know
These sleepless nights are our reward
For having lived so long

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  1. Date: 9/4/2012 12:32:00 AM
    nice:) i love it much:)

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 9:27:00 PM
    So long indeed.. Fine write.. Thank you for sticking around my insane scribbles.. LOL TC

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 10:55:00 PM
    Ah, my nights are long but I am not a floor pacer. I suppose you also read, write, work puzzles, play music, watch TV, eat too many snacks...Perhaps you are right and it is most certainly a reward when you can do it all without needing help from anyone except the Creator. Enjoyed the verse. Cynthia