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Nodding Off



Nodding off is a big part of my life now Seems I've reached that magic age Sit down to watch my most favourite show And wake up much later in a rage My favourite show, damn well missed it again Haven't seen it for maybe a year For all I know they cancelled the damn thing Been one of my very worst fears My biggest scare is nodding off at the wheel Happened once, scared me to death Woke up with a start, but still on the road Pulled over as you might have guessed Sat there shaking uncontrollably for a while Till I was ready to get back on the road The first and last time it happened to me Still a horrible feeling of forebode © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 11/8/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Very good Jack, but all too familiar. I often think (while reading the same book a second time) that as good as I'll ever be, I already was. Had the nodding off thing a couple of times--near catastrophe once. Watch out! Oh, I posted another quatrain; your inspiration haunts me.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/8/2013 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Definitely will check out your latest! Thank you my friend!
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 6:06:00 PM
    i hope this is not a usual senior moment, jack.. you crafted this with charming eye and heart...:) huggs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/8/2013 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Only needs to happen to you once and it pretty well guarantees it won't happen to you again! S-C-A-R-Y!!! Hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 12:51:00 PM
    Great Write Jack...... I never dozed off reading it

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/8/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL Thanks my friend!
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Perhaps it's all that SEX that has tired you out. Beats the heck out of sleeping pills!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/8/2013 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    At my age, I now have to resort to the pills! Bummer! LOL
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 11:07:00 AM
    This happened to me too a long time ago. Middle of the night, I ended up 7 miles past my exit in the middle of the highway at 2am. Never again. Kudos to you for this.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/8/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Seems it's happened to everyone that replied... so it must be a pretty common occurrence. Pretty damn scary... I think I must have soiled my undies!!!
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 10:43:00 AM
    The only thing worse...would be to wake up to see Dragon flying at you! Yes, it can happen! Think of that when you drive and I guarantee you'll never fall asleep THERE again... I passed out at the wheel once and ended in oncoming traffic... Fortunately, it was at a stop light, so every one just honked... No one checked on me! It was my heart... Needed a pacemaker... Didn't drive til I got one... Thank goodness I didn't die. They might have sat there honking throughout eternity! Dumb Clucks!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/8/2013 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The Dragon flying at you would definitely be worse than ending up in the oncoming traffic!!! So I was going to ask if you died... silly me! I didn't either! Hugz xoxoxoxo
    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 11/8/2013 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And I thought Dragon was dumb... Those other drivers made him look positively SMART!
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 10:08:00 AM
    Nodding off at the wheel? You scared me to death just reading it!! Promise us no more night driving, Jack? We need you! A great write - Hugz xox

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/8/2013 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This happened quite a long while ago... never even come close to happening again! Scared the poopy outta me! Big huggeroonies my dear Miss Wattle xoxoxoxxox
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 7:08:00 AM
    After all the exciting of the poem before, it is no wonder you're nodding off, waking up to your poetry, is like Antonio Valderez 1st cup of coffee, perky, xxx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/8/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes! Going to lie down now... too much perkiness!!! LOL Hugz xoxoxox