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It Is Late And I Have To Go To Bed


I Ate A Few Cookies For A Chocolate Fix

My eyes are beginning to close

My back is slowly starting to slouch

I know it won't be long

Before I can't control my body functions any more

I keep saying

I will endure

What is this that I want to find

Is it a real-life game of hide and seek

My neck muscles begin to tighten up

I know it is only a matter of time

Tomorrow is another day

I have already cut into it already

The time read 3:37 as I read the kitchen clock

The darkness outside is only teased by the reflection of the kitchen light

With it's white balls glowing

Scattered fingerprints reach across the glass

Are they in the inside?

Are they on the outside?

Tomorrow I will clean them off

Tonight I am more curious and amused

Why did I not notice them before?

How could I not see them in plain sight?

My mind slowly shutting down

My thoughts far and few in between

My wife already reminding me to come to bed

I will in a minute

That was over an hour ago

As I accidentally hit

The zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I erased them only to bring them back

To show you what I see

Maybe my brain subconsciously had enough

I had a shower hour ago

Refreshed and ready to write

I tapped away

With my fingertips on point

Like a tap dancer trying their best

Not to show off

Because I have no fancy moves

In an attempt to reach beyond my current thoughts

Only to stumble and fall

I guess I am not as good as I think

Even though I pour my heart out

I might still stink


DREAM ON (author) on September 25, 2020:

I am so happy to see you. It's been a while. I work nights and I come home and I try to find time to write. Before you know it the kitchen clock reads 5 A.M. I have to get a shower and go off to bed. Then tomorrow I try to get up early in do some yard work. The weather is beautiful and in the 70's. I have to accept comments and then I can reply to HubPages. They constantly move my hubs to LetterPile and I don't know why they won't let you comment. i hope you are doing well. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 25, 2020:

That sounds familiar. I'm such a night owl. Always "I'll come to bed in a minute." One more minute turns into one more hour. LOL. I can't help it, I've always been that way. Some mornings and days I regret it when I feel tired in the middle of the day. That doesn't stop me from doing it all over again, though. haha

DREAM ON (author) on September 25, 2020:

I am so happy to know I am not the only one up all hours of the night. (which is early morning) for everyone else. Sometimes you just have to keep doing what you love no matter how long it takes. Thank you for reading my hubs and sharing some fun times. There have been some changes to commenting on the hubs you have to approve first then put a comment after. I was so confused. It kept bringing me to the Maven site and wouldn't let me do anything. My wife noticed it I so used to commenting first and then approve. Little changes throw me for a loop. Here is to more writing and caring. Have a peaceful rest of your day.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 24, 2020:

Dream On, I know what it’s like feeling the need to just keep writing even though time ticks on into the early hours of the morning. Sometimes I feel I am so close to finishing my latest hub, just need a few finishing touches....but time gets away so quickly. Now I always keep saving it as I go, because I have lost almost a whole hub a couple of times.

Last night I began to watch a six part mystery series called “Disappearance.” The story got me in and I couldn’t stop watching until I had watched all six episodes....so it was around 2.00am when I got to bed. Oh, and by the way, your writing doesn’t stink lol.

DREAM ON (author) on September 23, 2020:

Jason Nicolosi As a gamer I am sure you have had many nights or early mornings you didn't want to stop. You kept telling yourself a little bit longer, After the next great move. Making new excuses to stay up and keep pushing to your limits. On one hand, you are having so much fun. Then on the other one, you have to work the next morning or you have things to do. Maybe, it will be your day off. You know being up so late you will want to sleep most of the day if you are off. There is a fine line between what we want to do and can't do. When I feel lucky or on a roll, I don't want to stop no matter what. When I start making silly mistakes or hit the wrong keys and I have erased my whole story. I have learned to save my writing even if it is not finished. It really bites it when you have been up really late and have nothing to show for it. It seems like a waste of time and energy. I think it made me put in play it safe methods that work for me instead of against me. Years ago in college, I had work and school. So many nights after work I would go to study for my classes and then be up to three in the morning. Only to get up eight o'clock for early morning classes the next day. I had no choice. Both had to get done. Now I write because I want to. My inner drive pushes me to explore my latest feelings and thoughts. Not because I have to. College helped me prepare for those tired times. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your story. I would love to listen to more of your stories. I would love to have a few more good laughs.

DREAM ON (author) on September 23, 2020:

Lorna Lamon I wasn't ready for bed because I had thoughts flowing in my head. Even though my body would tell me otherwise. it was an internal fight and only the strongest will survive. Neither would give in. Only after time, my body could not resist any longer. By putting my thoughts on paper it made it easier to clear my constant series like binge-watching a t.v. show. Enough is enough. We have to put it to an end. Sometimes a really good idea comes to mind and I struggle with typing because if I go to sleep the idea will be gone forever. I can not always pick up where I left off. It's my mood and direct feelings at that moment. Meditation is such a good idea. I usually fall asleep from sheer exhaustion. Then my mind shuts down like it or not. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Our bodies and minds are so incredible. There are so many things we still don't know that surprise us every day. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Lorna Lamon on September 23, 2020:

I usually have to practice meditation before I sleep otherwise my mind would be too active. I loved this poem Dream On which is full of so many of those moments before we eventually go to bed.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on September 23, 2020:

Haha, this was great! It gave me a laugh. I've been staying up super late lately. The other night I was up until 6 a.m. playing a video game.

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