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Slumber will not come,
I've tired out the sheep,
Tried reading boring books
But cannot get to sleep.

Advice from several friends
Is try to count my blessings
But, wed for fifty years,
I'm better counting yessings!

19 Comments on “Sleeplessness

  1. Sleeplessness is horrific. If this is you, I’m completely sympathetic. Hobbo, I’m trying to catch up on reading everyone’s poem, but I’m having real difficulty with my eyes at the moment, so I’ll do my best this evening. In the meantime, keep writing …. (or that keep dancing!) 😂

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  2. I can relate to all of this but for the last two lines 🙂 but what I really wanted to say was. I’ve read this three times now and I’m still bowled over by the boldness of the first two lines, how you totally subvert the standard sheep/sleep scenario 🙂


    • Thank you, John. What I really need to say is how pleased I am that someone takes the trouble to read any of my poems more than once. 😂

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