Restless Mind

To sleep but not to dream
Only to rest my weary mind
For my body needs the break
That only sleep can find.

To be so very weary
That I cannot even sleep
Makes me think I’ve lost my soul
And all I want to do is weep.

To sleep, to sleep, to sleep
Perhaps to dream of pleasant things
That only with the peaceful rest
That God’s angels bring.

Perhaps it’s in God’s plan
That I be this way
In this world of worlds
He will have His say.

He will help me rest
When the time is right
He will let me sleep
Right through the night.

My world is tiny
Compared to God’s vast domain
If I was him
I’m sure I’d go insane

So to rest a little
Just enough to serve once more
That’s all I ask right now
To be better than before.

My world is like a drop of water
Compared to God’s ocean full of love
I hope I’m doing something good
When he looks down from above.

I don’t feel so tired
When God is in my heart
Somehow I just know
We will never be apart.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

8 thoughts on “Restless Mind

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Restless Mind ” , bears the hallmarks of an exceptionally poignant work of poetry.It certainly conveys the sense of having endured the burden of creative endeavour , exemplified for instance in lines such as the opening one,albeit with its recognisable classic allusion ,” To sleep but not to dream “; and later on , ” to sleep ,to sleep ,to sleep “.

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for April 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . ** Poem of the Month ** :As Your Beauty Unfolded – Jan Christian Sorensen…..** Highly Commended ** (Tabulated in alphabetical order)..*Black Forest – Madhumita Ghosh…..*Breezing Thoughts – Reena Prasad…..*Dear Enemy – Maqsood Qureshi…..*Delusion – Sangeeta Sharma…..*Dreamtime – Sunil Sharma…..*First Rain in Vienna – Sarita Jenamani…..*Life Under The Moon – Ramesh Anand…..*Nothing Remains To Be Done – Sangeeta Suneja…..*Restless Mind – Jan Phillips…..*(The)Swallow’s Tale – Mary Annie…..*Time Device – Gopal Lahiri…..*You Were a Moment – Fathima Manal…..

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