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Eight Hours of Sleep a Night

Take all your vitamins and meds, twice a day Exercise often, don't just 'play' Eat healthy foods, but sparingly No caffeine ever after mid-day Regular visits, doctor and dental And don't forget to check the mental Make sure you're insured: life, health, house and car Work long and hard hours, you're not a rock star Constantly check your emails, texts and twitters too Don't neglect your cousins in Kiev and Timbuktu Inspect the a/c, heater, all vents and sump-pump sure enough Use color-coded folders for your financial records and stuff Now just follow these simple regulations and rules And don't sweat the sleep ~ you insomniac, you

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Date: 1/22/2023 6:02:00 PM
Oh my gosh..I'm popped just reading this poem. Ugh...every word is true. This soo funny. I shared with my husband, now we are checking our sump pump! I read this online one time: Long hair, now longing for hair. Going to a new hip joint, getting a new hip joint. Rolling stones, kidney stones. Made me laugh as did your poem :0)!!!! I loved this one, just loved it.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/22/2023 6:56:00 PM
Glad to hear you had fun with this one, Marikate. Laughter and Levity, Gershon
Date: 1/19/2023 11:35:00 AM
Hard to get all that in and catch in the zzz's also. (That's probably what you were getting at.) Always entertaining to read your poems. Life's been so full, but I'm catching my breath now. Wanted to wish you a happy new year!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/22/2023 7:02:00 PM
And a Happy New 2023 to you, Juliet. Nice to see your avatar pop up!
Date: 1/18/2023 1:51:00 AM
I love these end rhymes " Constantly check your emails, texts and twitters too Don't neglect your cousins in Kiev and Timbuktu"
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/22/2023 7:42:00 PM
If not Timbuktu, then at least Waterloo. ~ Napoleon
Date: 1/17/2023 9:03:00 AM
Gershon this was written for my wife. I ask her how she slept and her reply is always I didn't...
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/22/2023 7:55:00 PM
Thirty years ago you could have tried for 'Don't ask; don't tell! ~ The Clintons
Date: 1/17/2023 8:33:00 AM
LOLOL gw. Rule #1: There are no rules!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/22/2023 7:56:00 PM
Rule #2, Linda: See Rule #1. ~ Number Three
Date: 1/17/2023 3:18:00 AM
A sound sleep so required .Nice.Like it.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/22/2023 7:59:00 PM
Thank you for the visit and your nice comment, Akham.
Date: 1/16/2023 11:56:00 PM
Good one, Gershon! I can't believe how hard it is just to work out when to take the twelve pills ! Elizabeth
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/22/2023 8:02:00 PM
Even more delightful when you add a couple '10-day-courses' of antibiotics or such to the mix. HELP! ~ Screaming down the hall...
Date: 1/16/2023 7:30:00 PM
Among other things, insomnia is something I struggling with. :-/ I've not been sleeping properly and am up burning the midnight oil often into the early am hours. That's when I find myself here on Poetrysoup. Very good advice tho and nicely done in your poem. Hugs Anne :-)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/16/2023 7:33:00 PM
Welcome to the 'Club,' Anne. My only advice: Google 'belly-breathing' and try it. Works for me much of the time. Keep smiling, gw
Date: 1/16/2023 2:24:00 PM
good one, gershon! if only we could follow those rules, we'd all be better off. wish i could nail the sleep part...
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/16/2023 6:57:00 PM
I can help you 'nail that sleep part,' Ilene: Just sleep on a bed of nails. ~ Maharishi G.
Date: 1/16/2023 8:17:00 AM
If only Gershon, when I wake at an ungodly hour what do I do, I look on here. We're our own worst enemy at times. Tom
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/16/2023 7:00:00 PM
I do it too often myself, Tom. Nothin' better to do at 3:00 a.m., I guess...
Date: 1/15/2023 10:48:00 PM
Love it..,I hear several pet friends are experiencing this…. The internet will keep anyone awake all night. We must sleep. Panagiota
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/16/2023 7:01:00 PM
The Internet sure snags a lot of victims at night...
Date: 1/15/2023 9:53:00 PM
With so many things to do where’s time to undo, decluttering the mind and infusing in heart loving thoughts kind ~ enjoyed the write, gw
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/16/2023 7:03:00 PM
one thing at a time, resets the time...
Date: 1/15/2023 9:46:00 PM
Oh I hear you B.B it never ends …..continual must do’s…gets on my nerves!! Enjoyed….Debx
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/16/2023 7:11:00 PM
Time to turn off all the incessant drumbeats! Good luck, gw