I see the shadows dance and creep
Along the walls through bedroom streets
As if alive they taunt and threaten
To keep from sleep I was never getting
With eyes closed tight against the world
My mind runs rampant and soon unfurls
For whatever hides in this dark room
Cannot compare with this minds gloom
So before one day turns into the next
I beg for solace and a few hours rest
And on some nights the thoughts relent
Allow the peace of slumber to descend
To have such a night at this day’s end
Is all I ask when I have tomorrow to contend