Wide Eyed and Sleepless

Wide Eyed and Sleepless

I couldn’t get to sleep last night,
I tossed and turned instead.
A million mindless images flying round my head.
A busybody buzzing of nonsense in my brain
…….and it’s driving me insane!

I tried to get to sleep last night, I started counting sheep.
Ewes and rams and even lambs, and still no bleating sleep!
“Baahd” of woolly backed’uns, ovine counting’s such a pain
………and it’s driving me insane!

I longed to go to sleep last night,
And so began to worry.
Why can’t I snooze, was it the booze or the late-night chicken curry?
From coffee, tea or midnight munchies, I really must abstain
…….and it’s driving me insane!

I yearned to go to sleep last night,
Relax and float downstream.
To doze, to drift, to slumber deep, and so perchance to dream.
But I’m wide awake and listening to the dawn’s chirpy refrain
……..and it’s driving me insane!

About the author

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Ex Thomas Cook manager, now retired, love travelling, reading, dining out and drinking wine!

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