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Counting Sheep
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By Rich Tassinari
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Counting Sheep

Now I lay me down to sleep,
It's time to count nocturnal sheep,
I've counted up to 20 score,
Am still awake, please send some more.

But, they've run off, are lost, unfound,
Like me, have roamed and wandered 'round,
And cannot sleep, be still, or rest,
Yet are convinced to roam is best.

Their shepherdess will wait and wait,
Perhaps she'll see them by the gate
At morning, tired and travel worn,
At night, both wait unfound and mourn.

My shepherd says he'll seek me out
When I have wandered 'round about
Away from home and not at rest,
He is convinced that home is best.

I need not count and sigh all night,
Nor lay awake 'til morning's light,
Nor ask to send me more night sheep,
I am His one and now can sleep.

Rich Tassinari 1/19/2013


Timely Comments on this Poem

Posted by Geneva Poynter on 5/19/2019 at 10:19 PM

That's right! No need to wonder and worry when we belong to HIM. However, sleep does not always come, but He knows our need, so we need not ask "for more night sheep." Good poem!

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Submitted: Saturday, January 19, 2013

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.


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