Counting Sheep

They say to count sheep
when you can’t sleep
so I tried it the other day;

I started with one
and thought, “this is fun,”
but number two ran away.

I moved on to three
who was next to a tree
and four went off to the store;

number five seemed to thrive
and I watched him jive
as number six played music next door.

Next came seven
down from heaven
and eight was not far behind;

but then on a lark
I saw number nine at the park
and ten looked like he needed to unwind.

It was then half-past one
and it was no longer fun
so I decided to leave the sheep be;

but I still wasn’t tired
and thought, “the sheep are fired,”
because they didn’t put me to slee……