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A Good Night's Sleep - A Poem

Updated on February 3, 2013
Consuelo Vanderbilt by Paul César Helleu
Consuelo Vanderbilt by Paul César Helleu | Source


Last night I had the best night's sleep

That I have had in years!

I woke up feeling all refreshed

Even though I had some beers...

(I usually get a hangover see

But not this morning

No, not me...)

Oh the energy...


You see,

Usually,

My husbands here

And my son and dog,

Well they all went away for the night,

(Not my dog, she was right

Here at my side...)

Smiley face and laugh out loud...



Now, I don't want you

to get me wrong,

I love my husband and my son

And wouldn't change them

Neither one!

And of course

I missed them some...

Except...


This morning

I woke up

Like a starfish!

Spreadeagled on the bed,

My dog,

Well she was under the quilt

And she was resting her head

On my leg!


Oh, and I was so happy!

And full of energy,

And I got up with a smile.

I lit the stove,

Put the kettle on,

And took the dog out for a while

On the river bank

We watched the sunrise...


After I had drunk some tea,

And eaten bacon

Just for me

(And the dog... laugh out loud!)

I went to work full of glee!

Humming tunes and

Whistling!

(Sorry!)


My message to my man and son,

Is clear and is a simple one!

I love you both,

And want you near

Almost every day

You hear?

Just maybe, once a month or so

You could both just

Up and go?


Smiley face and laugh out loud,

Don't get upset, I speak in jest!...

Only for a night and day

Maybe to give me a rest?

So now here's my apology,

As wife and mum, I should be

More organised to your needs,

Because that's why I'm so tired...

See?


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    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you suzzycue! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :-) All the best, Jen

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      Susan Britton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You got a smile from me. I enjoyed your poem of self bliss. I couldn't have said it better myself. Cheers!

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi FullOfLoveSites! Thank you! :-) Best wishes from the river bank, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Kamalesh, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! All the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      always exploring, exactly! lol, I haven't actually shown them this poem yet but it'll come... :-) Thanks for reading and commenting, all the best, Jen

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      FullOfLoveSites 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hi Jennifer! I would like to say a job well done! I enjoyed reading your lovely poem. :D

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      Kamalesh050 

      5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Enjoyed the poem - very sweet and amusing.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      What more can i say? You have relayed the message, We need time alone.. We love you, but please go away...Loved your humor. Cheers.

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Shiningirisheyes, I'm glad it made you smile.... my work here is done! lol :-)

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Kashmir56, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :-)

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Marsei... Enjoy your night! (smiley face winking...)

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      You're quite right bravewarrior, it feels really decadent! thanks for reading and commenting! Smiley face with tongue poking out.... lol

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      You provided me many chuckles and smile with this. Your poetic version of a good nights sleep with the absence of loved family is wonderful.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great witty and well written poem !

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      Sue Pratt 

      5 years ago from New Orleans

      A great hub. My husband is leaving to go hunting tomorrow. I cannot wait! General Lee (the cat) and I shall dominate the big bed with no snoring or flopping to deal with. Voted up.

      marsei

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      There's nothing like having a big bed all to yourself. There's always a cold side when yours gets too hot! Laugh out loud and smiley face!!

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      Jennifer Stone 

      5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Debbie, Bill, Audrey, Sommer, Mhatter, Jan and mortysmadhouse, thank you all for your wonderful comments, votes and shares... without you all I'd be lonely on my nights in alone...:-)

      All the best from the riverbank, Jen

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      mortysmadhouse 

      5 years ago from Perth, Western Australia (the Wait Awhile state)

      Well written. Oh, to have a decent nights sleep without any interruptions, I think this is almost all of us Mums' dreams lol!

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      Janhorner 

      5 years ago

      This is a really good poem and you are so right to have the house to yourself just once in awhile is sheer bliss! Voted up,

      Jan

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing your restful day and witty thoughts with us.

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      Sommer Dalton 

      5 years ago

      This is so sweet!!! Voted up, plus. Loved this

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Witty write Jen!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love it Jen! Quite amusing and I gotta tell ya, we all need time off.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Jennifer what a wonderful poem it made me laugh just a few beers to help me sleep sometimes we just need time to ourselves.. lol

      love your poem

      sharing

      Debbie

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