A Poem: Sleepless Night

A feeling of unease begins deep in the chest
Heavy heart pounds worry into a heavy head
Weary blood and weary eyes all plead for a rest
Yet the mind whirls ever onward, filling with dread

Million thoughts detail a myriad of worry
The night drags long, while perched upon a hostile bed
Darkness invades the brain and vision goes blurry
Yet the mind whirls ever onward, filling with dread

Dawn arrives; the body screams for a kind calmness
Yet all energy is gone, dispersed, drained and bled
The lustre of morning light makes a false promise
Because the mind still whirls onward, filling with dread

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