Sleep On It

A Poem By Timothy // 1/24/2009

Days like these can come and go
Quickly and briefly and you won’t hear me complain
Even when the sun is shining
On the outside, in my mind it’s a pouring rain
Too many worries and future duties
Merely focusing on a single one is proving to be hard
When I think to tackle one task
I find my brain is lead and my intellect has been barred
I think I would like to forget
For just a minute, everything still to be done
And put my mind in a dry place
Where the breeze is gentle and there’s no need to run
Today I think I may have the time
To waste time sleeping or dreaming, here goes!
Immediately I am reminded
Of myriad responsibilities, but look at that rose!
And over there is a tree
With a giant spread of shade under which I can lay
If perhaps I get tired
Of this glorious sun I just noticed shining today
Now what was I worrying about?
I can’t seem to remember, but this grass is deep!
Yes, what was I worrying about?
Maybe it will come to me after I lay down and sleep

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Yay! You've written again! :D Heaven knows I've felt the same way these past few months. I just can't get to the restful end part somehow...

Brianna | Sat, 01/24/2009

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"We have been created for greater things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts?" ~Mother Theresa

Ha ha, this is totally how I

Ha ha, this is totally how I am.
I love this piece, Timothy, it's great. :)
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"Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you." — Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)

Clare Marie | Sat, 01/24/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

You're back!

Great job. :)
"I think I would like to forget/For just a minute, everything still to be done" was my favorite line.

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He who is near to his Captain is sure to be a target for the archers.
-Amy Carmichael

Anna | Sat, 01/24/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

I really enjoyed this

I really enjoyed this Timothy! I particularly enjoyed the last handful of lines. And so easy to relate to - makes me long for summer weather.

Christa | Thu, 01/29/2009

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