It has been a great number of years since I attempted to write a poem but I was inspired by the events of last night as I was trying to go to sleep. I’ve had insomnia for weeks. I don’t know why. I’m not particularly stressed. I wait until I am good and tired, normally around 1am, before I go to bed. I have tried 2 different herbal tea blends specifically for sleeping and over the counter sleep aids as well. When I have nights like this, every noise I hear seems to be amplified and it drives me insane!
Anyway, don’t be too critical of my ‘poem’ because I am definitely not a poet!! Thanks for reading, my friends!
Tick Tock, Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock goes that blasted kitchen clock.
It ticks so loud, while I try to sleep
I can’t even hear myself counting sheep.
The windchimes chime outside my window
as I nudge snoring kitty with my elbow.
I hear the sound of digging and scratching,
the possums under the house, attacking.
There’s a hoot owl hooting just outside,
and I wish he’d just commit suicide.
I hear the sound of jingle bells,
cat toys tossed all over hell.
The refrigerator hums its obnoxious hum
and I wish I would pass out from the rum.
Seems there’s no sleep for me until after 4
then I will sleep ’til 7, and no more….
Then when I wake, what do I hear?
A stupid woodpecker, the first of the year!
He’s pecking and pecking
and my jaws are clenching.
I want to break his scrawny neck
but then I think, “ah what the heck.”
I may as well get out of bed and plan for the day.
Have some coffee and think, enjoy the sun’s rays.
I gather laundry to wash, dishes to clean,
brush my teeth, and put on my jeans.
Today’s a new day,
filled with love and laughter.
I will live for today, forever and after….
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