Insomnia

I can not sleep at night
It is not about dreams of fright
Or constant thoughts running around my head
I just can not seem to sleep when I go to bed

It doesn’t matter if I am up all day
I have learnt that napping just doesn’t pay
I could have worked hard all day long
Or listened to music my favourite song

When I lay down and put my head on the pillow
After prayer and meditation to get real mellow
It is as if I get a new spirit of life
And it is slowly causing me strife

I know when I haven’t had much sleep
My angers and frustrations slowly creep
Into all the things I do to fill my day
Influencing everything that I do and say

I take it out on anyone on the telephone
Just a continual daily whinge and moan
Any government department that has done me wrong
Is going to get my call and have to listen to my song

So if you get my call and you cop a blast
You know I’ll be calling back it will not be the last
If I sound as if I only want a fight
Don’t get upset I just didn’t sleep last night.

4.38am 15th October 2008
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Insomnia

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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4.00 am, can’t sleep. What do I do ?Write a poem about it.

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