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When We Suddenly Feel Uncomfortable


Our Whole View Of Life Instantly Changes

For me, it is an unexpected tooth pain

I was sleeping so well

Our cat Charlotte knocked something off the bureau

She was hungry

So she found a way to let us know

As I got up to see what it was

It was a Wiffle ball I had tucked in the corner

I checked to see if she had any food

Her dish was empty

Before I went back to bed

I got a pain in my right side of my jaw

An achy pain

My dentist words came into my head

We filled that tooth for now

If it starts giving you some trouble

We will have to see about a root canal

I said so far it has been good

That was about a month ago

I am not a happy camper

Because of this, I don't think I will ever like camping

I told my wife

She said to take some Tylenol

It will kick in about twenty minutes

As I lay in bed still

All I could feel is it throbbing

This is not going to work

So I made my way to the computer

To vent

To express my frustration

I have nobody to blame

Things happen

It is five twenty-three in the morning

I don't have to get up to eight-thirty

I am a little bit early

I went to bed about twelve-thirty

For years all I ever got is about five hours sleep a night

Since the Pandemic my job has been closing two hours earlier

So I have been getting eight hours a night

The extra sleep I enjoy so much

Today is a flashback to last year

It is funny how quickly we forget

Until something reminds us

Of our past and what use to be

I think the Tylenol is starting to kick in

The pain has disappeared

I am going to try to get a little more sleep

I love to write

I love to sleep

Maybe I can learn to write in my sleep


DREAM ON (author) on November 17, 2020:

Peggy Woods If I go to bed with thoughts on my mind they can become a story. The tough thing is by the time I get up I forget what I thought and dreamed. Maybe with practice writing will develop. You never know unless you try. Thank you so much for all your lovely thoughts and words. It pushes me to write again and again.

DREAM ON (author) on November 15, 2020:

Brenda Arledge When my dentist put the filling in he said it will work for now don't know how long it will last. No guarantee. If it starts giving you some trouble then we have no choice but to do a root canal or get it pulled. I trust my dentist. I might just get another opinion. It costs more money and I don't know if my insurance will cover any or all of it. I have had my teeth for many years and I heard what other people have gone through. I am so fortunate. Thank you for your support. Have you had any teeth problems in the past?I know a friend who has had not one filling. I think that is amazing. I keep trying to come up with new ideas to do something better? Do you do the same thing? You would be surprised what we can think of. If we just give our mind time to think. Have a lovely day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 15, 2020:

Like Ann, I also laughed at your last line. Just think how productive we could be if we could write in our sleep! I hope your toothache is feeling much better by now, and that you were able to get back to sleep.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 15, 2020:

So sorry to hear about your dilemma. I hope it stops hurting.

I think I would get another opinion before a root canal...ouch!!

I feel for you.

Hopefully you got a few more winks and remember to grab that Tylenol as you walk out the door for work.

I love your last line. If you figure out how to accomplish this please let me know.

DREAM ON (author) on November 15, 2020:

Gwenny Oh Your not the first person I lose in my writings. My wife shakes her head all the time. She has told me more than once. What are you talking about? Sometimes I just go with my feelings at the time of my writing. I can be in a good mood or a sad time. It doesn't always make sense. It is hard to translate our feelings to paper. With practice hopefully, I get better. Thanks for reading and hanging around to the end. I try to connect my life with other people's thoughts so that we can all share. Have a beautiful Sunday.

DREAM ON (author) on November 15, 2020:

Ann Carr I wake up from a good sleep and sometimes I think I did so much. Maybe I did and don't remember it. Some day it might come back to me. My teeth have received lots of dental work over the years. From fillings, root canals to teeth being pulled. I try to take care of them. Part of it might be genetic. I am not sure. All I know when my teeth do ache I say please go away. Then sometimes it does and other times it comes back haunting me. I keep brushing but my fillings are so deep.They become very sensitive.Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a good day.

GwennyOh on November 14, 2020:

I read must say that on the first few lines was not feeling it--I couldn't detect where it was going. The more I read the more I did feel. I absolutely love it! 2 thumbs up. A refreshing read, and one of the more creative pieces I've come across.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 14, 2020:

I laughed at your last line! That would be clever, wouldn't it? Especially if you dream a good story.

Toothache is one of the worst things; it's rarely treatable at home and at the moment I'm not inclined to go to the dentist. Fortunately, touch wood (or head), I'm ok at the moment, even though a past dentist said my mouth looks like a scrapyard!

I hope the ache goes and that you manage more sleep.


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