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We Can Go Back To Sleep


Shut Eye

We had to get up early for a doctors appointment

After going to bed as quick as possible last night

With just about four hours sleep

My eyes not open

I push myself to do a mechanical walk

Don't want to eat

Just want to sleep

My wife is better at this than me

She gets up first after the alarm goes off

I don't hear a thing

I lay in bed for at least five more minutes

Hoping she will forget all about me

I am invisible

Flashbacks of my childhood

When my mother would wake us for school in the morning

My brother and I weren't early risers

So my mother would give us ten more minutes to sleep

Even fifteen if she got busy trying to get breakfast ready

She was smart though

She woke us up earlier

Knowing we would beg to sleep a little longer

When she came in the second time

She made sure we got up

Come on now time to get up

We got our showers the night before and had all our clothes laid out

By the time our eyes were half open

My mother had breakfast on the table

Monday was oatmeal on toast

Tuesday eggs

Wednesday cereal

Thursday french toast

Friday cereal and sometimes a surprise

Scrambled eggs and bacon or pancakes

We always had juice and a one a day vitamin

Was sitting on our spoon

My mother wanted to help us get a good start for our day

Now I get up and reach for a box of cereal

We came from the doctors office

I told my wife I would go with her

I am so glad I went

My wife has to have another appointment with a different doctor

We wanted an early appointment

So if the doctor ran late

We wouldn't run late for work

Home at last

This time we have a whole hour and a half

Before we have to get up

It has been raining all morning

What a great time to sleep


DREAM ON (author) on April 04, 2017:

Marlene B I feel my parents did the best they could. They tried to teach me right from wrong and to think for myself. The world is filled with love but some people rather bring out the aweful things in life instead. No matter what you have to find your course and you have the strength to help so many people along the way. Be yourself not what others want you to be. Then I add my own twist and try to become just a little bit happier in some part of my life. Each day no matter how difficult it may get on the outside in the inside I know I am good. Thank you for reading and giving at the same time.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on April 03, 2017:

Another fun poem. I like how your mother prepared a schedule for each morning's meal. That takes the stress off of her and gives you something to look forward to. What a great childhood you had. Happy Monday!

DREAM ON (author) on April 01, 2017:

Tamara Yancosky Moore Rain and the sound of running water hypnotize my body into a wonderful, pleasurable, peaceful state. When I get a shower I have to force myself out. It feels so good I never want to leave. I feel like I am sleeping standing up. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a beautiful afternoon.

Tamara Moore on April 01, 2017:

I like to sleep with the front door open, or a window open, where I can hear the rain. Just thinking about it, makes me want to imagine that it is raining, and drift off too sleep....zzzz :-)

DREAM ON (author) on March 31, 2017:

Gypsy Rose Lee The lazy river has turned into an ocean bed of sleep. Where I can sleep anytime ,anywhere no problem. Sleep oh wonderful sleep. Thank you so much for sharing and caring.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 31, 2017:

Rainy days are the best to lay back and daydream and drift like on a lazy river.

DREAM ON (author) on March 28, 2017:

Manatita44 Parts of my childhood resurface after all these years. Thank you for reading and sharing. Even though I struggle day to day with finding ways to make everything work. I keep trying to find new creative ways to turn

my life into a game. Have a great day.

manatita44 from london on March 28, 2017:

Ha ha.

You remember all that? Incredible. Nice musings.

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