Below is the poem entitled Sometimes When Sleep Is Beyond Your Reach which was written by poet
Ainsley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Sometimes when sleep is beyond your reach it feels like time it's self has slipped a gear A dimly lit room after midnight can cause the mind to reel from one dimension to another The past and the future appear and disappear like firer flies from a long ago summer When parents still had time and energy enough to play with their children And make home made ice cream on the back porch The mind flutters in the darkness and you remember Alice the girl next door in Elmira N.Y. Who made snow horses every winter instead of snowmen I hope she rode away and found a place where she didn't have to worry about confession And the child abuse of hell fire lectures where no more The mind begins to race now and some pretty lousy memories flash by And then the good ones mix with the bad again The longer you go without sleep the crazier your thoughts become Until one familiar face melts into another one And the names of teachers dip off into oblivion with fragments of the war I loved you then someone says from yesterday You answer I loved you to And I still do Fade to black and sleep has finally come