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Sleep Is The Cousin Of Death

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Sleep Is The Cousin Of Death

I stay up through the nights
Will I get to eat tonight
Will I see the day I turn 21
One-Day will I feel the pain of a gun
Will I die young

Am I asking to many questions
Does everything happen for a reason
Is everything I go through one of Gods lessons
Will I go to Heaven

I stay up through the nights
Will I reach new heights
Lord tell me everything will be alright
Now I think I want to be in love with the lights
I just don’t want to fall to a Price
Lord tell me everything will be alright

I stay up through the night
My eyes are getting heavy
Am I ready to sleep
Because Sleep Could be Deadly

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  1. Date: 7/26/2013 5:12:00 AM
    everybody needs to sleep sometime good poem. Hey, with just a little editing this poem could be outstanding. Relax I just mean this looks like a beta version the most fun one in poetry I hate editing too but it looks more professional that all.

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 1:37:00 PM
    - We all need sleep to face the new day my friend, a poignant poem ! Very well written - Is it your B-day tomorrow (?) - Then I right away say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)