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Sharing a Bed

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Sharing a Bed

As newlyweds, our mattress, Full,
Of which we both were fond,
Was perfect for its coziness,
Just like a little pond.

As years went by, we longed for space,
Our sleeping lives at stake.
We traded Full for Queen and so
Our pond became a lake.

But many nights I wake to find 
I’m clinging to the shore.
No matter how much room there is,
My husband’s wanting more.

A bigger mattress might appear
To be a prudent notion,
But I prefer a Queen-sized lake
To any King-sized ocean.

I’ll stick with Queen, but wish my spouse
Would give in just a little
And let me dive into my dreams
And slumber in the middle!

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  1. Date: 11/13/2012 2:33:00 PM
    You are so good at tieing everything in so cohesively. A pure joy to read.

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 2:16:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poem!! Hugs- Laila

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 4:43:00 PM
    GOOD one. WE have a California KING and I LOVE it. Joe moves alot all over the bed. I just stay on my side very comfortable. But at least he is not able to steal my covers any more!!

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 3:49:00 PM
    I love how you take every day moments and turn them into rhyme. I enjoyed reading your witty poem, Ilene! Love, Kim