This is the third time, I have written versions to my latest poem. The first time: All Poetry's April's 2016 Poem a day challenge. The second time: Poem Hunter. The third time: Poetry poem. Each version is different, the shorter version belongs to All Poetry. The longer version belongs to Poem Hunter
Why am I writing this poem? Why not? I can not sleep!
Sleep won't come, but the morning's sun light has already.
Thank God after all this senseless, typing--my fingers are sore--
but still steady. I am not ready to begin another day?
Why not pray? Casting upon him all my worries and my cares.
I freely take all of my numerous problems to the good LORD in prayer.
Why not? You may ask me? All too frequently, I have failed him.
But he has never failed me, nor deserted me.
Why not count fluffy white peaceful sheep instead?
All too often, I have counted them one by one in my restless bed.
Counting sheep never did give me a peaceful and restful night's sleep.
Counting sheep is as useless as it can be, when did it not fail me?
I would rather pray instead, and journal potty on line.
Dedicating it to the very closet friend of mine. I can not
see him now, but he watches over me twenty four hours a day.
He never sleeps, and he never slumbers! He can count the remaining
hairs still on my head. He knows why I am canalizing instead of resting
in my bed. He understands why I no longer count sheep. And he knows gas
(in my mid section) is why I can not sleep.
I will praise him for every restful night and praise his holy name!
My beloved LORD Jesus Christ. He is a lamp unto my feet, and a lamp
unto my hand. He never fails to understand, nor forgets to hold mine hands.
For the rest of my life, he has a divine plan!
Love in Christ Jesus!
Roxanne Lea Dubarry
aka Roxy54/ October Country
April 4, 2016