Lately I have had some trouble sleeping, precipitated by nights on hospital call. As I was trying to power through clinic in a mostly sleep-deprived state this week, I heard the complaint of insomnia or poor sleep from nearly every patient (Some of it may have to do with the soaring temperatures where even air-conditioning is insufficient)- this poem is about all of us who lie awake at night….
Ah, the curse of life these days
Affecting millions in different ways
Seems to be the inability to sleep
All the ills of the world conspire to keep
People tossing and turning at night
Dreaded insomnia we continuously fight
Is it mental health that feeds insomnia or the other way round
Trapped in a vicious vortex, we all are bound
By our insecurities, anxieties and fears
That lately on an upward swing appear
Pandemic, war, economy, violent crime
Loom large as monsters at the present time
In these tumultuous times we need to find
Solace in small aliquots for our minds
Somehow we need to find much needed sleep
Lack of it can have consequences deep..
At the end of a painful or vexing day
I hope restorative sleep drifts your way…
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Having my brain turn on at 2am and not quieting down until about 4am…why????
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