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 <3


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37 thoughts on “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ The Long Sleepless Night

    1. Oh, my dearest!! I don’t know why your comment would be held up for approval…bad wordpress!! Thank you my wonderful friend for your beautiful words of support…and I love you too, dearest Frédéric. I am sending beautiful energy…and I am with you!! <3 <3

  1. Lorrie…good to hear from you again! So glad to see you haven’t lost your touch for good praise through poetry. I’m sure we’ll be sharing again!


      1. Hey back, Lorrie! Well, I’m getting back to the blog now, or trying to. I hope you are doing great too!

        I don’t know if I told you, but my mother passed away on Feb. 10th. She had a bad fall about a week before which didn’t help. She was in the hospital for 6 days.

        Then, just when she seemed to recovering a bit, she went back home and passed 3 days later. They said it was a heart attack, but I suspect it also had something to do with injuries from the fall.

        Oh well, either way she is now “perfect” and with her Lord! That’s comforting to all of us who have faith…

        Hey, your website is looking great! We’ll be sharing again I’m sure, so you keep up your good work and we’ll see ya around!


        1. I am so sorry Steve. This is a very strange time…comforting that she has gone home, yet sad as you will miss her. I send my full condolences to you my friend. Take care of yourself…many blessings!

    1. 🙂 Thanks Harlon! It happens infrequently that I can’t sleep…so when it does it seems so weird. Hope all is good with you and that you are actively seeking happiness <3

  2. What a great prayer Lorrie.
    I have had many sleepless nights in the past. Mind racing and anxiety about my inability to sleep. I went a good number of years like that.
    I hope you’re getting sleep, my friend.
    🙂 <3

    1. Hi Staci…so you know these kind of nights… 🙁 I guess it happens because something is on our mind…something is not sitting right with our soul. Well, it seems to me there is never a bad time to say a prayer…so it was time we’ll spent 😉 Many blessings <3

      1. Hi Lorrie… actually, I have some type of problem that hasn’t been totally diagnosed yet. My neurologist believes I have an anxiety disorder (coming from my childhood), but I will be doing some testing with a neuro-psychologist to see about adult ADHD. As for now, I need to take medication every day. If not, I don’t sleep, I’m extremely hyper, I can’t eat slowly, my moods are all over the place. At any rate, I will do the testing and go from there.
        Blessing to you, my friend.
        🙂 <3

        1. I’m so sorry dear Staci! I am sending you beautiful white healing light…and I will pray for you every day!! I can’t imagine not being able to sleep…it impacts so many things. I hope they find out really soon what is wrong and then they will be able to fix you up…good as new!!! Much love and many blessings to you…may your health and peace of mind be restored <3 <3

          1. Thank you so much Lorrie. You’re so sweet. I actually take medication daily for whatever this is that I have. It seems to work. I sleep now. I’ve been on it since 2004. However, I suffered with the insomnia for years before that. Now that we’ve moved to a much bigger city, my health plan covers a neuro-psychologist. Sooooooo, I’ll finally be able to do the tests.
            Thanks again Lorrie, for your beautiful gestures and words.
            🙂 <3

            1. Wow, Staci. One night of insomnia and I am a zombie!! My heart goes out to you…but I’m happy you will see a specialist and I will pray and pray that they will help you dear one. I’m so happy you are back…I really missed you 🙂 <3

  3. What a beautiful prayer, Lorrie!! When I have nights where I can’t seem to clear my mind, prayer is always the best medicine :). Much love to you <3

  4. Yes, a great big beautiful smile on your gorgeous face. You need to go see Cinderella Lorrie….a little magic, love and some good old Phoenix rising up from the ashes for an 1 1/2 hrs😉

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