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Sleeping on the Couch (a Poem)

Updated on December 3, 2010

Sleeping on the Couch

What is worst than sleeping alone?

What sucks more than not being next to that special one you love?

What hurts more than not hold a loved one who's at home?

What could be worst than sleeping together in a small bed?

Life is filled enough with aches, pains, and ouch...

There is still nothing worst than having to sleep on a couch.

Tired, lonely and cold

Tossing and turning... can't find a comfortable spot

Dogs whining, everytime you turn over gets old

Feeling like I did something wrong though tonight,I'm just guilty of snoring a lot

Waking up in the morning still stuffy and my nose is still runny...

Now I have a pain in my neck that makes me go ouch

I can only ask you... what is worst than sleeping on the couch

The crazy things people will do for those they love

Trouble sleeping on a lumpy couch, just so someone else can be comfortable

At least I don't have to deal with neighbors living above

Toss and turn with the TV and feeling terrible

No comfort, peace or solace

I thought a man's home is his palace

A bump on my head just over my eye

Being head butted by my girlfriend ..the delicate butterfly

Poke in the face by eye glass frames

She trying to torment me awake, is this one of her saddistic games?

She taunts me and laughs... even though I am very tired and not feeling well

I think this is Dante's 7th level of hell

Staying on the couch all night feeling my back pain ...ouch

There is nothing worst than sleeping on a couch

This little peom was meant in tongue and cheek

But the small of my back aches, cracks and creeks

I'm happy that the dogs and her are getting a good nights sleep

Oh how I long for restful sleep, dreaming and passed out deep

But I rollover, stretch, curl-up into a ball, cough, sneeze and slouch 

So here I am trying to sleep on the couch

Not even counting sheep, just drifting away into sweet sleep

"Lullaby" by Johannes Brahms


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  • hafeezrm profile image


    7 years ago from Pakistan

    Tired, lonely and cold

    Tossing and turning... can't find a comfortable spot

    This could be me. Thanks for sharing.

  • Winsome profile image


    7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

    Funny SJ, you know they make a product for snoring--little rubber ribbed plugs--you just stick em in your partner's ears. =:)

  • blueorpurple profile image


    7 years ago


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    7 years ago

    Funny humorous and true! Voted Up.

  • profile image


    8 years ago

    Good to read such a nice poem.

  • AskAshlie3433 profile image


    8 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

    That was awesome! Very funny. It happens to my husband all the time! Just kidding. Sleeping on a couch sucks! Best wishes.

  • onceuponatime66 profile image

    Jackie Paulson 

    8 years ago from USA IL

    FYI: we struggled for over a year, both me and my spouse have slept on separate couches now for over a year. We live in a tiny apartment but we can afford it. It is horrible to sleep on a couch! But it's better than the floor.

  • sameerk profile image


    8 years ago from India

    very nice , keep writing

  • St.James profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Lurking Around Florida


    Thank you! You are so right about playing the video while reading this poem. It truly adds to the humor.


  • sligobay profile image


    8 years ago from east of the equator

    St. James- You should suggest playing the video while reading your poem. I tried it and it is a lovely experience and even funnier than your story on its own. LOL. The ambiance is priceless. I recommend a thorough reread to all with Brahms in the background. It is classic! Thanks for the chuckles and soory about the sniffles, crik in your back, poked eye and bump on the brow. Cheers.

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    De Greek 

    8 years ago from UK

    How about buying a new couch? :-))

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    k j page 

    8 years ago

    Hope you are feeling better - sounds rough!!

  • G-Ma Johnson profile image

    Merle Ann Johnson 

    8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

    Funny man...sorry about that though..maybe a mattress on the wouldn't be so sore? :O) Hugs G-Ma

  • kirutaye profile image


    8 years ago from London, UK

    I like your sense of humour. Great hub. Thanks for sharing.

  • drbj profile image

    drbj and sherry 

    8 years ago from south Florida

    My first New Year's resolution, thanks to you, St. James, never sleep on a couch again! :)


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