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

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Sleepless Nights

I'm awake for nights, days on end,
Little sleep is in sight for me.
Pills do little to quell my pain.
I face the pain as it rise and falls.
Swallowing back my cries
So they can't be heard.
There are times when I think
I won't survive another day,
But here I am, but here I am
Biding my time until I sleep.



*A tribute to those who suffer with chronic pain.

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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:27:00 PM
    So many do and the best thing is the hardest to go out and be active anyway [sigh] you are so kind to write this. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 12:15:00 PM
    An awesome write. Heartache may take away night's sleep. It is true. Everyone that has experienced pain will tell this. Thanks Connie for for your sweet message of congratulations on my poem My Pen's win. I am grateful. -Mohammad.

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 4:16:00 PM
    congrats Connie, your a super girl with an awesome poem, I applaud you and rejoice along with you, love xxx

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 7:56:00 AM
    I feel the pain. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 6:58:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/23/2013 7:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph thank you for the congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connir
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 5:27:00 AM
    stunning piece,connie.. a big hurray on your win!..:) huggs

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/23/2013 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nette thank you for the congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smikes, Connie
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 4:40:00 AM
    Congratulations, dear Connie, May all comfort be yours... I pray for you... Jake

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/23/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jake for your kind comment and congrats. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 9:58:00 PM
    My huge heartfelt congratulations on your super win my dear friend Connie.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

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/23/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Leonora thank you for placing me for a win. It is wonderful that you have run so many contest for PS to keep our muse challenged. Much appreciated. Hugs and warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:42:00 PM
    I'm sorry if you have chronic pain.....it is hard enough to have insomnia,,,,even when there is no pain involved. The older I get.....the more aches and pains...however here I am...just like you said.....biding my time until I sleep ! :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carrie thank you for your kind comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 3:36:00 PM
    Connie, I have been blessed with a relatively pain free existence. Praise God! My wife, however, suffers from chronic knee, hip and back pain. Her pain, naturally, feeds my anxiety and leads to many sleepless nights. You are in my prayers today.... Jake

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jake thank you for your prayers and your visit. I know what it's like to have back pain, and truly understand that it's not easy on the caregiver too. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Not a very comfortable thing to have insomnia..I hope just a work about the topic and not your life..There is something called Melatonin that one can take on those nights that can help with most sleeplessness..Enjoyed reading thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sara thank you for your thoughtful comment. melatonin doesn't help me. What I need is a new back and neck. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:09:00 AM
    great poem friend Connie :) ...sometimes we can't avoid it...Good luck in the contest :) hugs, maria

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maria thank you for the visit and comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:00:00 AM
    wonderful poetry, regarding a truly world wide problem, with so many of us.. the fact you wrote this shows the caring you have in your soul...

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Harry thank you for your lovely comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 6:57:00 PM
    thank you for your visit.I am done reaching out to professionals.they don't care about mental illness.It is what it is.I will fight till I cant anymore.Then it is in Gods hands.Colleen

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Don't be too hard on yourself. There is help out there for you, my friend. Keep faith and reach out for help. Hugs and warm smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 3:32:00 PM
    Great tribute to many Connie,you have a sympathetic heart xxx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/9/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mystic thank you for the visit and your lovely comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 2:58:00 PM
    Connie, this can be me at the moment.... love it....PD

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/9/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love your profile icon. For some reason I cannot transfer a photo or Icon to my profile. Thanks for the visit and be true to yourself. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 6:56:00 AM
    - Terrible ..... counting the hours .... minutes .... Looking at the clock .... tick tock .... Well written Connie, I know well these nights. - Good luck in the contest! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/9/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne thank you for your lovely comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 10:35:00 AM
    I relate too...a migraine sufferer....good luck in the contest...

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/8/2013 1:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna thanks for the visit and your comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 10:33:00 AM
    it's either a migraine or low back pian form computer hours, so i can resonate with you, connie... a gem of a write that floats so seamlessly...:) hugggs

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/8/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nette thank you for your visit and take care of that back. Stretching helps. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:19:00 PM
    I suffer from Chronic back pain so I can relate. Thanks for your king comment on my Mirror Mirror poem.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/8/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard thanks for the visit, and take care of that back. Stretching exercise may help. Warm Smiles, Connie
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