THE THINGS I GET UP TO
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT:
I thought I'd have an early night,
Was in bed by ten.
But by 2 0clock,
I was awake again.
You see I had these excruciating pains
In my leg muscles and backside.
I throught I was going to be a cripple
As tears fell from my eyes.
I hobbled to the kitchen,
To make a hot drink.
Took some pain relief pills
As on the sofa I did sink.
It was while I was sat there,
I thought came to my mind.
Although I only bought the bed in recent months
The mattress was the wrong kind.
You see I need an orthopaedic one,
Having had back surgery many years ago.
So I went to inspect my mattress
Very surprised at what it did show.
It showed "Spring had sprung"
Though Autumn was outdoors.
Off came the pillows, duvet and sheets
As I put them on the floor.
There were bulging springs everywhere
The side I mostly lay.
I said some words under my breath,
Not printable I may say.
So at three o clock this morning
The mattress I did turn.
By now I was feeling weary,
For a good sleep I did yearn.
So now I have to buy another bed,
When money and time permits.
But what to do with this bed,
You see space here is at the limit.
Copyright Yvonne Lewis: 23/10/2015