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Who Else Can't Sleep ?


It Is Too Early To Get Up

My body is working against me

I ask myself what did I do ?

I went to bed the usual time

My wife tossed and turned

Her knee was bothering her

She couldn't get comfortable

Maybe I am having sympathy pains

For my wife

In my mind I am thinking if she can't sleep

Neither should I

Well going to bed I didn't think that way

I rubbed her back and scratched her head to take her mind off of it

I always like that when I am not feeling good

Who knows what goes on in the subconscious level

I am just throwing it out there

The weather has been cooler in general

Even so I still put on the ceiling fan

Just to feel that breeze

Our cat Charlotte also felt left out

So when I finally did dose off

She roamed across our bureau and started to cause havoc

Knocking things over

As to say what about me?

I say get down

She won't listen

So I physically have to get up

She runs to the kitchen

She has food

I top her dish off

She is spoiled

She likes to have afull dish not just a quarter full of her tiny little dry morsels

Well there you have it

It just turned 6:30 A.M.

I went to bed at 2:00 A.M.

Four and a half hours doesn't cut the mustard

So I am going to give it the college try

Close one eye

Then close the other

Think amazing good thoughts

Today we are heading to the Topsfield Fair

The weather is looking nice

I haven't been there for seven years

Usually when the fair comes to town

The weather is all crappy

We are going to meet up with some dear friends

Who we keep in touch with but don't get to see to often

They have two wonderful kids who just graduated last year

Now they are both venturing in their own fields of interest

Their daughter still living at home

Their son wanted to live in Vermont

I like to see when children get old enough to be adults

Making big decisions and hopefully they remember what their parents tried to teach them

Do the right thing

Stay out of trouble

We are proud of you

We are here for you

We love you

You have to test the waters

I remember doing the same at your age

You have a lot of responsibilities

We will be watching you from a distance

Have a good day and make your life something special

Be all you can be

When faced with challenges don't blame the world around you

Look for solutions that you have the ability to figure out

Find something good in every day

Let the bad pass

There will be many days with a weird combination of both

May you see through the rough patches

We all have to work

It doesn't mean we can't have a lot of fun along the way

Bringing the power of love into our life

My wife just got up

She went to the t.v.

She couldn't sleep either

I decided to go back and crawl in between the sheets

Hoping wonderful dreams start to flow

Good night or is it good morning

I wish for you a nice day

One that will repeat the things that you love

At the same time create thoughts of something new

One more day of discovery

Rise and shine little ones

Off to school you go

I remember those times vividly

I am glad those years are done

They were good but I wouldn't want to do over


DREAM ON (author) on October 11, 2017:

Shanmarie In time we will find a balance. What we want to do and how to do it with never ending enthusiasm. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

DREAM ON (author) on October 11, 2017:

Damas W Jasper Thank you for the writing tips. Fixing words as I go. Nothing in life is perfect. Life is better when it is shared with friends. It is nice to have friends who know better grammar and punctuation because they help the story flow. Life in Berwick has changed a lot. The tannery is being torn down and houses and small developments are being built in different areas around town. I love when the trees lose their leaves and the acorns fall to the ground. Nature reminds us change is always constant. If we can learn to adjust there would be less things in life to fuss. The night air is cool and rain comes down rather quickly. Tomorrow the sunshine could come out. New ideas are created and dreams give us insight to a world only a few think is possible. Until the dreamers make it a reality. Then we realize what we thought was far from true. Just limited beliefs that were followed for a time. When we learn how to stretch our imagination. Then a writer can write all night if he would like. Have a good day.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on October 11, 2017:

Rise and shine. (check this line: "I have going back and crawl in between the sheets") You are just "down the road" from Eliot where the roots run deep on Brixham Road. In fact that road's residents used to get their mail from South Berwick, their phone from Kittery, shop in Portsmouth, and go, of course, to schools and town meetings in Eliot.

shanmarie on October 10, 2017:

I feel the same way. Much prefer one on one. But it is a lot to keep up with here.

DREAM ON (author) on October 10, 2017:

shanmarie In the summer I want to go all day and all night long. In the winter I just want to curl under the covers and sleep the day and night away. Thank you for reading and sharing. Every time I respond to a comment I like the one on one interaction. I like o think of people like clocks. The inner workings of one clock is so much more important to me than seeing and hearing one hundred clocks. They are all beautiful but just too many to keep up with and so much more noise when their alarms go off. Have a wonderful night.

Shannon Henry from Texas on October 06, 2017:

I usually sleep like a baby. My internal clock sometimes wakes me up at certain hours I would rather not be awake because of a school dule that isn't mine, but I can usually go hack to sleep fairly quickly. Thanks for asking.

I always appreciate your outlook. As someone who prefers one on one interaction or small groups, I relish in sharing little things with others. All the little things add up to so mich more because the big picture is made of little things.

No little surprises today worth mentioning. I'm fine, thanks for asking

DREAM ON (author) on October 06, 2017:

Dora Isaac Weithers I loved your compliment. You made me smile all day and late into the night. I try to put life to music. Even though I am no musician. I try to turn life into a song but I am no song writer either. I can't sing it because I am no singer. Then what am I. A simple person with constant thoughts and big dreams. So I feel if I turn my life into poems you have every right to disagree. You have a right to believe and create something better. Then I have shared my life in some small way. Touched upon a lonely heart. Held out my hand when there was none. You will see me laugh, cry and jump for joy. Dream wild and big as big can be. I hope you can forget any pain, sorrow or trouble. Let the world of good find you. Then do one better and make it a great world. Thank you for commenting and sharing. I am very thankful for you and every hubber who takes the time to read my imagination as I give it a lift on paper. Sometimes it rhymes and sometimes it dares. To challenge life and all it's glory. God made wonderful people on this earth to do the unbelievable things. I have the pleasure to watch and enjoy it all. Thank you God.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 06, 2017:

You teach so much about attitudes and interactions through your poetry. Enjoyable!

DREAM ON (author) on October 06, 2017:

Shanmarie We made it through the day. Struggling but knowing better days are ahead. How was your sleep? How are you? Thank you for reading and sharing so many new experiences coupled with old ones. Life is interesting and filled with lots of surprises. Some we get to feel for ourselves and others we get to listen to from friends that we know. Any surprises that make your day fun and super exciting? Have a wonderful weekend.

DREAM ON (author) on October 06, 2017:

Gypsy Rose Lee I did get some sleep. I felt cranky all day. The next day I felt better. The day after that was even more promising. It is funny how we can go through all sorts of feelings and unless we are in tune not realize what is happening to us. Work keeps my mind off a lot of things then when I slow down boy does my mind work. It goes faster than microwave oven cooking or heating food up. If I am not careful I can burn my thoughts just like you burn a good dinner. So I have to step away and take a walk and exercise. It does my body and mind good. It takes the built up energy and puts it to good use. I learn by doing. Talking about it involves different parts of my brain. I have seen some good changes in your thoughts in the last few comments. Are you having better dreams? I was told years ago before going to sleep suggest out loud and think in your mind the kind of dreams you want to dream. With practice you will dream more and have the dreams you adore. Please give it a try? Let me know if it works for you ? It takes time be patient. Thank you for reading my hubs and sharing life that we are feeling right now. In this very instant. Good or bad it is still our life and up to us to figure it out. Take care and please don't forget to share.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 06, 2017:

Lately it has been great that I can fall asleep and mostly without dreams. However the nights I cannot fall asleep if my brain kicks in and thoughts start to drift then it is over I have to get up and find something to occupy me. Hope you found sweet dreams.

Shannon Henry from Texas on October 05, 2017:

How draining. Hope you both get better sleep the rest of the week.

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