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When You Can't Sleep


Laying In Bed Thinking

Looking up at the ceiling

Way to early to get up

I went to bed only four hours ago

My wife got up first

For an early bathroom run

Then as she was coming back to bed

We lay there and talked

Both our heads racing

Thinking about what we are going to do today

Both off from work

Going to the post office to pick up some stamps

We still like to send out Christmas cards every year

It is one family tradition we don't want to stop

My wife likes to write them out early

Right after Thanksgiving

Go food shopping early for the week

It will be busy because of the holiday

This year we will give out all gift cards for the family

We will still look at the Black Friday deals

There is nothing we need

It is always fun to look

This year is the the first year we aren't spending time on Thanksgiving with our whole family

The Pandemic put a scare and a real change to our way of life

We never want to get anyone sick or worse

Especially are older relatives

It would be terrible

The weather turned to the low twenties

Rain coming tomorrow night

Wishing everyone a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving

That we can all be thankful and grateful

Have a beautiful day


DREAM ON (author) on November 26, 2020:

Umesh Chandra Bhatt Even though only small changes happen daily. If we watch in a week they can grow to something bigger. Then over a month, we have changed even more. Life is funny that way. We can't see it right before our eyes every day. Years later we look back and remember how different it was and how happy we try to stay through it all. Thank you so much. Wishing you and your family a lovely day.

DREAM ON (author) on November 26, 2020:

Ann Carr So many changes and lots of things to think about. Maybe this will be a time that people bring their families together instead of seeing them pulled apart. In a time of crisis like the Pandemic, I think we can see the good that keeps on giving. It makes me feel happy just to be at home with my wife. Thank you for all your delightful thoughts and kindness. Christmas will be here before we know it. Such a special time for children and adults too. Have a sweet night.

DREAM ON (author) on November 26, 2020:

John Hansen My wife and I stayed home and we made phone calls to the rest of our family. I think Thanksgiving is one of many times we share our love. Staying safe and caring about other people's health during the Pandemic. It is always a wonderful pleasure to see your comments. May your Christmas be beautiful and special. Have a good day.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on November 25, 2020:

Good composition.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 25, 2020:

Yes, always so many things to do! I too send Christmas cards still, though we do a few e-cards too. I just like being able to hang them around the room.

Happy Thanksgiving to you! We don't have it here but it always sounds cosy - not so much this year, I know, but you're doing the right thing to keep others safe. That's so important. We're being allowed 5 days with fewer sanctions from 23rd December, but I know many will abuse it and not take care, so we aren't going anywhere! I shall see the children beforehand and distribute presents, then the get-together will be via FaceTime etc.

Take care!


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 25, 2020:

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Dream On. Even though you can't be with the whole family this year. We don't celebrate that here, but I am looking forward to Christmas. Nice poem as always.

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