Hello again, 

I work a couple of night shifts a week and I struggle with staying asleep once I return home. Just like today, I’ve only managed about three hours, if that and I have to do it all again tonight, lucky me! The sleep deprivation has inspired this poem, so I guess that is something good. Well, I’ll let you decide. 

Until next time, please keep the noise to a minimum. 

– Sara 
Please just shut up, I’m trying to sleep

But it is just too loud now, so I silently weep

Waiting for hours for a deep sleep to creep

But reaching that slumber, it just seems too steep 

And I can’t for the noises they storm through my brain 

Like a train on the tracks and it drives me insane 

And the tears go away and my eyes fill with pain 

Another night of this, I can’t do it again 

I also contend with the fact that it’s light 

This would be simple if it was simply night 

But sleep it eludes me, it’s out of my sight 

Now I’m laying here and the noises I just cannot fight

My tiredness seems to have my writing in rhyme

This poem is so bad that it’s surely a crime

I do need more sleep, oh look at the time 

I’ll try once again, back to bed do I climb