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Sleepless Nights

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Sleepless Nights

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.
7-3-13 Contest: Sleepless Nights

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  1. Date: 8/14/2013 9:19:00 PM
    You have almost sketched the feelings of a restless mind in this beautiful writes my friend. The real beauty of this Poem lies in its simplicity which conveys deep struggles of mind. Congrats for a well deserving win and thank you for your precious words on my Poem. Love and best wishes ...Ravindra

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 4:21:00 PM
    Can I rock you baby, congrats on your win Danny Boy xxx

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:03:00 AM
    I can relate Dan. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 10:14:00 PM
    My huge heartfelt congratulations on your great win my dear friend, Dan.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

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 3:56:00 AM
    Ooooooh awesome write Dan Man.....good luck with the contest!!!!! Shaz

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 12:26:00 AM
    "tremendously awesome!!! SKAT"

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Hi Danny Boy yeah had a few of these nights myself, good luck in the contest mate, have a good week, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 12:25:00 PM
    being a night person, t can resonate with the mood and tenor of this beautiful piece... amazed, as always, dan!..:)

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:35:00 AM
    I can relate to your poem.I used to.experience lots of sleepless nights in my teens.Sometimes i used to be scared too..It lasted till my mid twenties..Then one night i was thinking how many people are at work yearning to be instead of me in my bed and sleeping.I started thinking of beautiful things and i started sleeping like a baby.Nowadays i pity those nights i ve missed.Enjoyed reading your poem.as always Dan

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 3:55:00 AM
    This is a wonderful piece.. I totally love hoe u expressed yourself. Best one I've heard so far for that contest.