Here is a lighter poem I wrote about trying to get some sleep and rest.
With Parkinson’s – I often wake up more tired when I went to bed….
One of Those Days.
It’s one of those days I want to stay in bed
And pull the duvet cover over my head
Here in my bed I want to stay
But the outside world won’t go away
The neighbours kids, their shouts and their roars
And my wife beside me with her dulcet snores
The dog needs to get out and do what dogs do
His majesty the cat demands his breakfast too.
Five more minutes and I’ll get up then
I look at my clock, it’s a quarter to ten
I close my eyes and drift away
And try not to think of what I have to do today
Just five more minutes and the world can wait
But the dogs are barking, the postman is at the gate
His footsteps crunch gravel as he whistles cheerfully
Then he slams the gate shut, not very carefully
And the dog barks louder at this intrusion
The other dogs join in the chorus amid all the confusion
A cacophony of noise, then it gets much worse
Our neighbour starts his mower, I let out a curse
This time of morning – oh for goodness sake
Ah well, I might as well be up now I’m wide awake.
c/ Denis Murphy 12 Mar 2017