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Night Time Woes


Night Time Woes

It's time to sleep
To be serene
To lay your head down
To have sweet dreams

You shut your mind off
So, you can rest
Then when you wake up
You'll be at your best

It seems very easy
It seems simple to do
You close your eyes
And say "Goodnight Moon"

What if it wasn't?
What if it was hard?
What if you had your reasons
to be afraid of the dark?

What if what you feared
wasn't a monster under the bed ?
Instead, it's all the scary things
that live inside your head

What would you do?
I know how I feel
A time for tranquility
Turned into emotional upheaval

I know that it's strange
I feel it's not right
All that makes me anxious
Comes to me in the still of the night

Being filled with upset
Being filled with stress
Isn't what I want
What I want is to relax

Dreading the night
Having bad dreams
And, occasional insomnia
I know it's not just me

Dear Mr. Sandman
Bring us a dream
Sprinkle your magic dust
To help us fall asleep
And, set our minds free


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 10, 2019:

I can relate to this one. However my problem seems to be learning how to shut off my thoughts.

Constantly thinking...but not afraid.