Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.


I Cannot Sleep - Poem by Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.

Why is it that I cannot sleep?


I cannot sleep. I cannot sleep!
My mind wanders like straying sheep.
Like straying sheep. Like straying sheep!

I only know I love you so;


I tried my best to let you know.

Alas, in pain I let you go.
I let you go. I let your go!

Each night I pray for you, my love,
And look for answers from above.
Each day I think of only you.
Of only you. Of only you!

Another day has come and gone,
Still I find myself all alone.
So I lay me down to sleep, but
I cannot sleep. I cannot sleep!

My mind wanders like straying sheep.
Like straying sheep. Like straying sheep!
Oh, why is it that I cannot sleep?
I cannot sleep. I cannot sleep!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Have you ever had a sleepless night? A night where you tried to force yourself to sleep? On one particular sleepless night these words came to me. Hope you enjoy and can get some rest. Loyd

Comments about I Cannot Sleep by Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.

  • Gold Star - 21,957 Points * Sunprincess * (11/25/2014 9:24:00 PM)

    ...........galina is right.....this is great writing....it is true, love can keep us awake at night..... (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Diane Hine (11/25/2014 5:31:00 AM)

    Yes, brains are very disobedient; so much for free will eh?
    I'll try reciting your poem next time I can't sleep. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,433 Points Galina Italyanskaya (11/18/2014 9:44:00 AM)

    Good writing, Loyd!
    Yes, I had a lot)
    But maybe I never force myself to sleep. I think, I always take it easy. Often such sleepless nights are the best time to talk to myself, or sooner not to myself but to someone I know (to talk in thoughts) . The time when all that should and could be done is done and nobody is disturbing you, and you can think about everything and dream about everything, and cry for everything to leave your worries out of mind. I know that the worst thing is when you've got no one to talk to, but also I know that if you have not, you can imagine such person. And such imagined conversation works much better than counting sheep or any sleeping meds. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points Piumi Wijenayake (7/25/2014 12:07:00 PM)

    Once i had it. when you think desperately of something you can not sleep (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points Piumi Wijenayake (7/25/2014 12:06:00 PM)

    Once i had it. when you think desperately of something you can not sleep (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 7, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 3, 2015


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