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Author Name: Freeoldguy 5 Comments
Date Added: October 12, 2010 13:10:22 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Bygone Sleep

I donít want to get up,
my eyes won't open.
My blankets are keeping me warm.
The alarm clock beckons.
Boisterous birds sing.
Raindrops Ö itís starting to storm.

I just want to stay
in my secure little world
where I dream whatever I can.
Work screams to me.
Itís time to move.
Breakfast Ö must I eat brand?

Oh, for the day
when I could remain in bed.
I slept till the morning was spent.
Now itís get up,
there is work to be done
for I ... have to pay the rent.

Author's Notes:

Oh, for the carefree life when I could sleep in,

and someone else took care of the bills.
Alas, that time is long gone.
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Comment By: FreePeter Sammylin on October 13, 2010 07:58:12 PM Report
Hello Gene,

And so it is isn't it, chuckle...  We are born and grow up to take care of those that are given birth through us giving them some care free time to spend in bed.  Well said and beautifully written too, a wonderful read!

Greetings: Peter
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on October 13, 2010 12:00:41 PM Report
Oh, WAKE UP, Gene....((smiles))....Yes, but for buying groceries, we could ALL sleep one, Gene..

Margaret....the Baglady, sleepin' on the park bench...

Comment By: Freejamieson steele on October 12, 2010 11:06:13 PM Report
Hey, Gene,

   Body & spirit keep us going.

The rent keeps us without equity!


All the best,



Comment By: Freedean on October 12, 2010 08:56:50 PM Report
i hear ya brother.. oh for the days of being a kid again in the first days of summer, no school no work ,, just get up and eat mom's breakfast and wonder what fun the day held for me... ( sigh) too bad ...ah well now it's my kids turn to feel those feelings and i try to make sure that they feel it as great as i did when a boy.. thanks for this one Gene.. dino
Comment By: Freedeanya on October 12, 2010 06:35:36 PM Report
lol i really like this .. i always feel like that when it comes to getting up


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