I Remember…An Odyssey ~ The Long Sleepless Night

This post is a part of a series of writings during a time of deep healing and transformation.  The following are links to the other writings in the series in chronological order:  Introduction & Haiku, The Funny Thing About Truth, The Journey to…, He Said I Have Anger, The Long Sleepless Night, Broken Arrow, Safe, Alone, On The Verge, Shred, The Thread, Vindication, Another Inch…Perhaps a Mile, Emancipation, Forgiveness

*Disclaimer: Some of this subject matter is sensitive in nature.  Please read and explore in safety.


I ponder what is there in the dark

That prevents my beautiful soul from resting

I wonder what is in my mind that does not allow me to have peaceful sleep

It does not surface and perhaps the idea that there must be something

And my searching for what it is makes me stay awake longer!

So I say a little prayer

Dear Lord

As I lay my head down at the end of the day

May my heart feel free

And ready to express the love that lives inside

May my mind be clear

Because when I examine the day

I know that I hurt none

Helped many

And did the best I could

May I have compassion for all

And withhold judgment in all cases

May the fruits of my labor

Produce all that is good

May I lay my body down to rest

And to repair

And may healing restore my weary bones

Yes, Lord,

May you restore all that is good

All that you have given me

And may my sweet dreams of slumber

Bring a smile to my face.


Lorrie ❤


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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

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