ANOTHER DAY

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The day will put down roots on my shoulders tonight
The sky, dusky, above me; this day lost to time
This day I have made it through, against all odds
And although the sky is now dark, sleep cannot find me

How do I get through another day
When sometimes, I hardly know myself?
Yet sometimes, I know myself too much and it hurts
And my ideas and thoughts sit heavy on my mind

The darkness is my friend but sleep evades me
I tire during the day, and my muscles are taught
Like the strings of an old, dusty Stradivarius
Playing a lullaby to aid my slumber

Why another day when I have had so many already?
Packed tightly together melting into hours and seasons
I long for the navy sky, littered with bright stars
I need sweet dreams. I have nightmares

I am sore and weary through the lack of rest and sleep
Another day I have to pull myself up my bootlaces
And face the world and the human race and smile
When under my skin, tears of pain and sorrow overwhelm me.

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