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Insomniacís prayer
by Mark C. Carroll
Monday, April 08, 2002

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Must the day be day at night?
Trying to sleep, getting uptight
worry and wonder and toss and turn
desperately needing, the sleep I earn
still, I think while counting sheep,
Must I die to get some sleep?

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/6/2007
I just went through a period where I simply could not get to sleep. Your verses hit home hard. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly 6/3/2007
Why of course not Mark. Try watching TVand you'll laugh yourself to sleep or reading a book, and you'll tire your eyes to sleep or surfing the internet and you'll burn your eyes to sleep. What a clever and well penned prayer. Thanks for sharing. My best, Gloria
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/24/2007
Wow Mark this is so me , night after night.
I ask myself this over and over.
Reviewed by Mary Jean Reyes (Reader) 11/2/2005
I asked that same question myself!

Short but concise and well-written poem!
Reviewed by Bob Holt (Reader) 8/13/2004
Good one, short and to the point. I get it on certain days. I think the worrying just makes it worse by keeping the wheels turning in your head.

Bob H
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 11/20/2003
You are truly the "Dr. Seuss" of expressing the thoughts of writers. Insomnia for me I've learned is something that can be medically controlled with doctor's supervision, and it can also be a way of God trying to speak to us, if that insomnia had nothing to do with worrying about things we cannot control. I like to call it "dreaming with my eyes open." Even we writers need to deal with sleep disorders more than anyone else. Could be caled an occupational hazard.

A great change in routine works for me.

blessin's to you MC Carroll.

cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/9/2003
My sister suffers with Insomniac. Her answer is to get up and read. My answer is to get up and do somehting different for 1/2 hour or longer and when the yawns begin go back to bed. Reading would keep me up all night :-) Wonderful write.
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/23/2003
Write some poetry before you try to slumber.
Reviewed by Walter Smith 7/29/2003
as i sit here after my second job, trying to
wind down i can definately relate to this piece.
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 6/9/2003
Sometimes feels like this, doesn't it? I can relate. I've had times when I felt like this..exactly. Good poem.
I had to check out your poetry. Your last name was my maiden name...I am glad I did. ;) Silver
Reviewed by Rik Woods (Reader) 6/4/2003
exactly, right on the money and doesn't mince words. Must be one to know one.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/3/2002
Cute or sad...which? As a professional hypnotherapist, I can tell you that we don't need as much sleep as we age, and...we sleep at a different brain wave level as we age. Get up an write something. In the quiet of the night we are most productive as writers. Believe me...the next WILL sleep. ~E
Reviewed by Masarat Daud (Reader) 4/11/2002
Can feel the uneasiness through your words
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/9/2002
Vivdly written...this was me until I found the peace that passes all understanding...;-)
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 4/9/2002
Enjoyed this--a good write...
Reviewed by angel michael 4/9/2002
I have a pad and pen in every room of my house for such occasions....

Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 4/9/2002
can i ever relate! (still, possibly the best time to write poetry)
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/9/2002
Hahaa!!!!! A fun piece to read, I can relate to this soo well!!!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sharon Williamson (Reader) 4/8/2002
I too am an insomniac.....
we are members of a large club.
Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by William Manchee 4/8/2002
Glad I've never had that problem, but I know a lot of people do. Very good.
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