I toss and I turn late at night,
My brain wont quit without a fight.
Already it is getting pretty late,
To fall asleep I must wait.
My mind is racing really quick,
All my thoughts are making me sick.
One thought leads to another, and on, and on.
My eyes wide open, I let out a yawn.
I turn to, sadly, counting sheep.
How high I count will make me weep.
All I want is just to lie down,
Unable to do this, it’s making me frown.
Already thirty minutes have passed,
Time is wasting away so fast.
Pretty soon, today, will be tomorrow,
Missing this sleep brings me sorrow.
If I don’t sleep now, what will I do?
I’ll read a book, maybe, eat too.
Hopefully, something will amuse me,
For now I’ll just sip my cooling tea.
My eyes are really heavy now,
I’m still wide-awake, I don’t know how.
There’s no reason to sleep, anymore,
Seeing how, it is half past four.
Maybe I’ll fall asleep tonight,
Living without rest just isn’t right.
I guess I’ll try when it turns late,
For my eyes to close, I cannot wait.
By: Tiffany McKenzie