Sleep was easy, when I was young
My life itself was so much fun
When I think back, I laid in bed, loved my sleep
No problems, no pain, nothing to stop me from sleeping deep
Dreams then, were never that bad
In fact I can't remember, the ones I had
Now when I dream, the fear I feel, as I awake
Maybe, it's the medication I take!
While the world is fast asleep
Here I am counting sheep
I'm wide awake, and feeling quite cheated
Laying in bed feeling depleted
It's good we have TV 24/7 now
What else could I do, maybe knit & sew
Sitting alone, feeling tired, you might recognise
The matchsticks I will have to get out. To prop open my eyes
As tomorrow will be the same as today
No nap, no sleep, well that is fine! No, wait it's not ok!!!
The sunrise, every morning, I get to see
I talk to the birds, trees, anything that will listen to me
I watch the blackbird feeding, with her family
Every morning without fail, I sit and think, why me
Another day! Another night.
Hope I sleep, never know, I might!
I count the hours I've been awake
Maybe I could have done something worthwhile
But how can I? In the middle of the night
When I'm In so much pain, and feeling docile.
I know I moan and groan, about no sleep for me
But That's my life, and this is how it obviously is meant to be
So I'll shut up now and I'll put on my smile
And not moan and groan so much, well, not for a while.......
By Shelley Edwards (c)