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Pookey's Poems

(03/06/1959 / Chicago)

I’m So Tired


Why can’t I stay awake
I’m so tired
My mind is falling asleep

I want to be awake
And be fresh as spring
The problem is
I can’t feel a thing

When I sleep so restless
Like I’m running in a race
I wake up to find
The sweat on my face

My body drained of energy
Like a cork unplugged
The daylight is an allergy
I drag myself uncharged

Why am I’m so tired?
I guess it’s easy to see
I need to get my ass in bed
And not stay up till 3! !

Submitted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Edited: Friday, August 27, 2010

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