Sleep In

Mom is yelling from the top of the stairs to get out of bed

It is summer, and you wonder, what is going on in her head

You mumble, “I wish I were an adult, a man in one’s own skin”

You dream of a day when you have the freedom to sleep in


It is the weekend, and the kids are creating havoc in a heap

You hoped this weekend you could catch up on some sleep

Early risers your children are, much to your chagrin

At this stage in your life, you hoped you could sleep in


With dawns light your eyes open, it’s early, you’re wide-awake

Joints throb, you groan and consider what pills you should take

You wish that a lifetime of predawn alarms didn’t do you in

Not even in the twilight stage of life, do you get to sleep in

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