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Sleeping On The Couch Again

Updated on December 12, 2015

It Use To Be In Your Arms Wrapped So Tight.

Why ?

Whatever happened ?

Is it true ?

You both aren't sleeping together ?

We have heard how the story goes

We don't like how it ends

You decided to leave and go on the couch ?

It's not that the couch isn't comfortable or cozy

Our guests have crashed there many times

Propped up pillow under my head and the glow of Christmas lights blinking

What am I thinking ?

It isn't the same

We use to snuggle all night long

You curled into my body

Like wrapping paper on a roll

Then sometime during the night we turn

This time my arm rubbing your back and shoulder

You smiling and pleased

Silent and totally at ease

Both of us talking

Then as we get tired

Our words turn to whispering

Words of love come out faster than an early snow fall

With Christmas only 12 days away

It's not right

But I insist it has to be this way

Your just being stubborn and pigheaded

When I make up my mind

What's done is done

Well it's time to come clean

Tell you the whole story and leave out no details

One day we were loving each other like always

Then the very next day

Everything different

I couldn't sleep

My wife up all hours of the night


I can't take this any more !!!

Please this has to stop

I should of known it would lead to this sooner

Tired as I was I gave it one more night

Thinking this is a bad dream

This isn't really happening

Then the next night I came to my senses

I have to do what every man would do

I grab my pillow and leave the blanket

Bed I am going to miss you

As I walk past the alarm clock

Not you

I hate when you wake me up from a sound sleep

The dark curtains that block out the cold and the light

It is our secret world

Now rolling on my side on the couch

I look at words we have on wooden sign just above the closet door

I love you to the moon and back

How true it is

Wherever we are

Whatever we do

We want to be together

Todays no different

My wife can't get rid of that darn cough

At night it's the worst

As soon as her head hits the pillow

She coughs so hard

I feel so bad

She gets up and sleeps on a chair in the living room

If she isn't laying all the way back

She doesn't cough

She can sleep through the night

So instead of having her sleep alone

Our beds not the same without her

I sleep on the couch two feet away

The medicine has got to work

Almost a week

My wife snoring loudly

Something she never does

I look at her eyes closed

Maybe today will be the day

Her cough will be gone

Then back to our bedroom

Where we both belong

So for all those couples who sleep apart

Find a way to work it out

Sleeping apart is not a good start

When the day turns to another night

Pray and find a way

To fix the problem

It may take time

Give it some real thought

Have you worked so hard

To lead to this

Make changes if necessary

How you feeling babe ?


That's all I can ask

How about you ?


Work it out

Make it happen

Life can be wonderful by each others side

That's where my love is and will stay

Till the day I die


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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Some people go out for Christmas dinner and others are happy to stay home.I say pick a few decorations and after seeing how everything looks so nice you might want to do the tree. If not maybe more time kissing under the mistletoe will work even better. I think it's time to hug and forgive. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just several days ago my one and only created quite a scene because the house had not been cleaned yet and he couldn't find something. Then it was about two days of almost no talking and he was on the couch. Now I am in no mood for Christmas and I don't even feel like decorating this year. I do hope you and your family have a loving and Merry Christmas.

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Keith Tax I also find the couch comfortable and have fallen a sleep watching a movie. You have made the couch a beautiful place. I think as long as you don't sleep on the couch more than your own bed. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Keith Schroeder 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      Guys like sleeping on the couch. To get the best sleep turn on the game and lay on the couch. Before long you are deep in sleep. Sometimes, my sweetheart will gently slip in beside me and snuggle in. Very warm, very cozy. No troubles in the world.