sleepless

I lay still in the darkness 
fatigued but eyes alert
thoughts hissing and snapping 
loud in the quiet hours
trying to pray
searching for that place of solace
lips moving with words
even as the brain rushes over all
the din of my beating heart
that heart so wrapped around this earth
shouting down my whispered pleas
this worried heart, pistons throbbing
wake up wake up
yet the world rolls around again
merely jostling the slumberous herd
here and there a frantic soul arms waving
carried along in the sea of proud surrender
that one cries out
wake up wake up
exhausted with love distraught
still crying out
wake up wake up

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Stand for Freedom