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Sick and Tired



Coughing racks the night away

Hour after hour

Minute after minute

And second after second

D…r…a…g… the hands of the clock

Tick-tock tick-tock

Pulling me forward when I need to go back

Remember… on the farm the cock crows

To herald the dawn before the faintest light

Bruised ribs ache when I awake

Raw throat, gargle with salt

An-other day thick head stay-in-bed…

(I had the best night’s sleep this morning, lol!)

©Denise G Allen, 13 April 2013 15:41

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

23 thoughts on “Sick and Tired

  1. I didn’t really know whether to like this or not, but it’s such good writing, so I did. Been there, done that. Get well soon, dear adee. *hugs*


  2. Oh dear, Denise, I hate nights like that, but how they ring bells with all of us!
    I hope you get better soon.
    Would you believe, if I am tired and sleepless I go on my radio and do half an
    hour of morse?. That is so soothing to me!


  3. Aw, sorry you’re feeling so ill adee. Hope you get better really soon.


  4. A hot toddy and a warm bed will do the trick! Glad you’re feeling better now, though.


  5. Nasty! I hope finally catching up with a morning sleep has put you on the road to recovery.


  6. Bodies! Who’d ‘ave ’em?


  7. I can feel your weariness and pain in the blog post. Get better soon


  8. So sorry that you’re not feeling well. Hope you recover soon.


  9. Hope you’re feeling better soon, adee!


  10. Glad you’re on the mend. Being sick is the pits.


  11. I”m reading this late, so perhaps by now you’re in the best of health and feeling great. I hope so.


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