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Can you sleep for longer than four hours? I can’t.
Do you curse your active mind and resolve to change?
Do you toss and turn and contemplate a cup of tea?
Mine for Rip van Winkle’s life I'd love to exchange.

I’ve tried not drinking late to cut down use of the loo.
No TV in the bedroom and the iPad is banned as well.
Tempting reads are put aside and the radio has gone.
My bedroom now could easily be mistaken for a cell.

I’ve resorted at last to sleeping pills
I can’t sleep the night right through.
I surely hope they will cure my troubles.
If not, I'm going to bed with a Night Nurse, or two!

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