Oh how I envy those that start the night
They just go to bed and fall to sleep
No tossing and turning do they endure
Restful slumber is theirs to keep.
So many nights my mind will not retire
Churning for hours over concerns of life
The desire for happiness, safety, comfort
Maybe the loving companionship of a wife.
There are times I don’t even understand
All that my mind tries to tell me
I’m restless and trying to comprehend
It is hard to make anyone else see.
So I lay my head on the pillow
I try to figure what for me is right
Already the hours pass slowly for me
As I brace for another sleepless night.