Do I have to go to bed ?

It is late go to bed

When I was young

There was always something fun on t.v. when bedtime rolled around

If we had company that is when all the adults would start talking

Then the excitement would happen

I would tell myself I could listen from my bedroom

This way I wouldn't miss a thing

But soon I would fall fast asleep

 I am older now

I make all my choices for myself

When to go to sleep

Or even if I want to

I can stay up way after the midnight hour

Not just on New Years Eve

But any day I choose

I can watch the sun come up before I snooze

I can fight my eyes from shutting

I can rub those eyes that are all red

I can watch movie after movie

or I can be smart and just go to bed

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poetlorraine 6 years ago

can relate. My grandchildren always want to stay up when there are visitors. Bed is a haven for me, nice to have the choice isn't it???


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

I love thinking about my childhood.The memories. I have many good ones.I love working nights I feel like I break the rules every night since I go to bed about 3 A.M. all the time.It is the rebel in me.What time do you normally go to bed?


poetlorraine 6 years ago

i fall asleep on the setee all the time, if i have been working until 8p.m. i will have to think about that question, do not know exactly what time it varies.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

er did you get my e.mail


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

poet Do you like your hours?I feel I get so much more out of my day by working nights.Do you feel the same way.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

it's a long story, my working hours are changing..... you are making me laugh, i never ever work nights, would not be able for them.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

poet I just try to throw some humor a long way.Nights are for some night owls.Do you stay up late sometimes. If I get a thought in my head I can go all morning and then some.If I go to sleep it is gone forever.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

sometimes i do stay up late writing now you have reminded me, but lately i am so tired, and unsettled, i could sleep round the clock..... i feel a hub coming on, i need to tell the world about Sophie and her Phantom, and her aunt, she is on the mend now, but she is now a bit incontinent.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

poet My eyes are shutting as we speak.I am off to bed.I am looking forward to another great hub of yours.Talk real soon.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

started it will finish it another day, speak soon


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Poet I am excited to begin again and with new hopes and dreams I cross a new river and stream.I see the light shining on me.I feel the wind behind me.I love to live and search for wonderful times ahead.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

i am with you every step of the way...


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Poet There are so many things that we can do.We stay positive and think of new ideas starting now.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Oh they had one heck of a time getting me to bed, and I still fight it. However, I am a night person, mornings don't suit me I like to write in the late hours of the night, where the phone never rings or visitors stopping my. Sleep, is also great because I love to dream. Great hub my friend, thumbs up


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

I enjoyed this Dream On! I can connect with this because I also experience exactly the same thing.Hahaha!

Thanks for sharing.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Darlene Sabella Night owls can sleep in the day or night.Where day people just sleep at night.I like to think we are so lucky.We get to play all night long.I too love to sleep in but most of the time I try to get up early to get things done. Jill of alltrades it is a small world.How wonderful it is to share the simple things in life that go unnoticed by so many.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Good memories from this poem - of my child and of my children's - thanks.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Billyaustindillon It is amzing how we can have many of the same good memories growing up.Thanks for sharing.


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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

loving beautiful read poem thanks much


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

the voice Every night I stay up late I hear my fathers voice (in my head) say Isn't it time you go to bed.When I was in college and lived at home I would be up all hours of the night trying to get my studying in.My father didn't understand I had so much homework and this is the only way to get done.I remember those years and living on only a few hours sleep a day.Thanks for reading.

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