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The Sucky Couch

My couch is oh so Comfy. It’s true I wouldn’t lie.
And every time I sit there, I have trouble with my eyes.
No matter who is with me, or what I’m watching on TV….
It tends to drift right by me as I work hard, my eyes to see.
Unfortunately, they keep closing. No matter what I do.
And I have to watch a movie repeatedly, to finally see it thru.
I know I’m getting older. Of that I have no doubt.
That couch sucks me into its comfort, tho it’s a prize I treasure all-out.
So if you come to see me, expect the very worst…
But know I’d love to visit, if only I could stay alert…
My father came to visit at the age of 78…
We got along to perfection, with all the naps we both take each night…
I swear, I can fall asleep sitting up, or standing on my head.
My husband lays a blanket upon me, each night as he goes to bed.
Then finally I will wake up, about 2-3 AM…
Then it’s off to bed to finish what I started before then…
And then another nap at noon time, between writing poetry in a comfy chair…
There’s times I lose my poetry to my little snores there…
Then it’s back to working harder to try to write some more…
But that couch is so addictive, I doubt I’ll ever see my friends again…
And any where past 7 is really bad for me…
But don’t forget to visit, anyway…if you’re in the vicinity.
If you cannot wake me… just leave a note, you see…
And I’ll be really tickled pink… to know you remembered me, it’s true…
Even though I may not remember you…

Written 1-18-2013: Love it because it's so true and was fun to write.

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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Way to go, Carol. Nice job. luv, Ralph

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your beloved poem winning top spot, enjoyed the dilemma it made me smile, xxx

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Congratulations !

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Great sleepy story told..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 1:48:00 PM
    Carol, lovely win......... LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 11:13:00 AM
    I love this , I have one of those couches ! Congratulations on a fine win !

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:09:00 AM
    This one can't help but make me laugh....I suppose many of us have a sucky couch that swallows us whole!! Me too !!! Such a fun poem!!

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 6:03:00 AM
    Congrads I bet your dreaming trolls. John

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 4:53:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Carol

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 7:33:00 PM
    Carol, a lovely poem, Congratulations on your "Beloved Poems" win. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 7:22:00 PM
    what a cute write....congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 10:25:00 AM
    This was so lighthearted and a joy to read... reminds me of something Jack Ellison would write. I don't think I could write, in such great detail as you, about a furniture piece, but wow this was so different... love the originality!

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:43:00 AM
    Mine is a big comfy Lay-Z-Boy... same result! Hahaha got a big chuckle out of this one dear Carol! Heading for my big easy chair now... bye!

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:55:00 PM
    Love this poem. I can fall asleep as easily as you seem to be able to do. My mother thinks that she and i have a slight case of narcolepsy. I any case love your poem.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 8:27:00 AM
    Carol I think we all have one of these...David

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Haha no Im not !:) Not related to sanya mirza either! Im from a half british family who went to britain but their half family stayed Indian

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Maybe you are missing vitamins, or it is the trolls that make you sleepy. - Well written my friend. - Have a great weekend, do not sleep it away. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 2:02:00 AM
    Thank you for your comment !:) Please can you tell me how to reply back on my poems.

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 2:58:00 PM
    At 83 I have your problem. I love sport, watch a lot of them about half way through, then I fall asleep. Any damn thing I watch has to be extremely good to keep me awake. In the army I was on shifts. I could go to sleep on a card table, no shift. Enjoyed, daver

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Ha ha you sound like my husband lol like it xx