Maybe Tonight (Poem)

Maybe tonight I’ll slumber ‘fore late,
my day ending before into memories I delve.
But I know that the chances of that are most slim,
of falling asleep before the clock strikes twelve.

Maybe tonight my dreams won’t hurt me,
that I’ll wonder and marvel in awe and delight.
But I know the pain won’t stop even once,
my mind-borne visions naught but a blight.

Maybe tonight I’ll forget all my troubles,
my mind no longer by old thoughts beset.
But I know that that is mere child’s fancy,
the brain remembers what I want to forget.

Maybe tonight I’ll feel at peace,
that I’ll rest and wake ready tomorrow.
But I already know that simply won’t be,
I’ll wake just as full of this sorrow.