Written by: Donald J Bennett

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