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4:44 a.m. MAG

July 17, 2013
By paigeswifka GOLD, Goose Creek, South Carolina
paigeswifka GOLD, Goose Creek, South Carolina
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it's 4:44 in the morning
and my eyelids are not heavy.
i'm not tired.
and i know i'm not
tired because I've
counted all the sheep
and i've counted
down from 1000
100 times and even
that tedious task
has only left me with
a sore throat and the
thought of the infinite
possibilities of man
ever finding the last
number on the line
and maybe it's possible
and maybe it's not.
and these thoughts
keep me up at night
and i'm fascinated more
by numbers than i am
by sheep and sleep.
these thoughts
are just constellations
that can be formed in
several ways,
can be connected by
different stars and these
stars happen to be comets
and they zip across
the sky and maybe
i'm just afraid to fall
asleep because when i
close my eyes,
everything will
and I will be left with

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on Mar. 13 2014 at 12:38 pm
KarmaBites GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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Wow! This poem is breathtaking! I can see why it was published :-) 5/5 stars! <3

LiaBe PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 5 2013 at 10:06 pm
LiaBe PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
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I love this!