Ohh for a full nights sleep

 

Its dark outside

The bed is made

There are teddies all over the place

We’ve read all the books

Exhausted ourselves

Now it’s time for bed

 

We’ve sung lots of songs

Hummed lullaby’s

And still there’s chattering voices.

The night light is on

It’s time to sleep

And then a yawn is heard

 

The bedroom goes quiet

Two girls are asleep

Hooray we can go to bed

And then the mutiny starts

The howling the crying

The getting out of bed

 

there’s no peace in our house

Nothing is quiet

The noises are loud

There’s jumping from the bed

Then it stops, quiet at last

We sleep and then the alarm clock starts

 

We’ve been very patient

But two girls get up

Chatty and full of life

And Grandad and I

With bags under our eyes

Just want a full nights sleep

Conquering the dark

Dark is everywhere

No hiding from it

Peeking around each corner

Engulfing, consuming me

Sound of silence is haunting

Stillness, no breath of air

No tick of a clock,

No owls hooting

The dead of the night

Darkly mysterious

Eerily touching me

Shards of moonlight,

Stream through the curtain

Dancing on the walls

Shadows disturb me

Not a moment to relax

My guard is up

What will worry me next?

The silence?

The darkness?

The shadows?

Will my fear go?

One deep breath

Slowly released

As I conquer the dark.

Morning sun

Todays Napowrimo prompt was ‘An aubade is a morning love song’ morning sun

I have missed my lovers face,  as darkness hid  him through the night

Now dawn breaks, shards of morning sun

Dances with the breeze on my lovers face

I gaze at him, as he sleeps soundly, His tender face, rested, calm

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Wanting to kiss him awake to see the glorious day ahead

Birds sing their morning glory, I want him to wake

Share the sun, the birds and the flowers dancing in the breeze

Creeping from the room, I turn to watch him

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Just for a moment blissfully unaware that the night has gone

I make the coffee, the richness fills my head

I know as he lies sleeping, the sun caresses his face

A gentle kiss on his lips , he opens his eyes slowly and smiles

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There is the brightness of the day

The warmth of the morning sun

The song of the birds, the breeze in our face

and the day of happiness lies ahead.

That pesky mouse

Darkened room, still and silent

Scrabbling and rustling fills the air

I stir,  wondering what it is

I remember, that pesky mouse

 

Pop, pop, pop goes the bubble wrap

Rustle, crackle crunch

My quiet night is no longer

It’s that pesky mouse

 

The noises echo in the empty room

I can bare it no longer

I bang the floor with my hand

That pesky mouse scuttles away

 

Bang, bounce, roll , yet another noise

What is it this time I wonder?

That pesky mouse has found another new toy

Its a conker rolling on the floorboards

 

I’m going to be deprived of sleep again

I get up and shut the bedroom door

There are still muffled noises of the conker rolling

That pesky mouse has to go.