Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Back To Bed

Can't we just go back to bed
and forget the things you say I said
when I was nearly lost to sleep?
Perhaps, I was just counting sheep.
But, no, I see there's coffee on.
And, lights!  We'll be up till dawn
so you can question, curse, and scream
as if I am in charge of dreams.
Please!  Let's just go back to bed.
I won't say it again . . . whatever I said.

For Open Link Night at dVerse

43 comments:

grapeling said...

lol, MZ. stirring trouble while asleep?

Björn said...

Ouch... one can always tell if something bad has been said... too bad when you have forgotten what it is and just insomnia remains..

annotating60 said...

Mama, I'm with you. Sleep justifies many ills. >KB

Steve King said...

Back to sleep and more dreams! Uh-oh...Very smart and sharply drawn. Nice work.
Steve K.

Sylvia K said...

Hmmmm been there, done that -- sure glad it was years and years ago!! There are advantages to being an old broad!!

Pealogic said...

Love the feeling of confusion and inevitable conflict

lori mcclure said...

This is kind of funny and kind of not, lol. I say go back to bed. What happens in dreams, stays in dreams, right?

aprille said...

Back to bed or back to sleep?

Claudia said...

oh heck... yes...sometimes that's the best thing to do.. forget and just start on a fresh page..

Dorianna (paintswithwords) said...

amusing read, tho not an amusing feeling at all..too often we wish we could just forget what we said and sleep it off.

Anthony Desmond said...

sleep talking aye? nice write

miskmask said...

Heck, no - battle it out and clear the air, I say. :)

ayala said...

wow...powerful. Sounds like a long and painful night....

Susan said...

Good capture of extreme self-consciousness keeping the semi-conscious from needed sleep. Unfair!

Mary said...

Strong poem, MZ. Sometimes we do wish we hadn't said what we said!

Brian Miller said...

ha. hopefully it was not another name other than theirs...caught in a dream...ha...yes, that would not be a fun convo....

Nara Malone said...

Hmm...would really love to know what you said.

Wolfsrosebud said...

sometimes that's just what is needed

Morgan/Booknvolume.com said...

This is marvelous. So well told! :)

Fireblossom said...

"as if I were in charge of dreams"

I like that.

Margaret said...

We used to live down the road from an adorable old lady - she was close to 90, widowed for quite a long time. She told me that when she and her husband became engaged, they were "really kissing" (wink wink) and she called him "Jack". She laughed and said, the funny thing was, she had never known any Jack. Ha, she was a hoot. (and they were married for almost 50 years)

TALON said...

Oh, we've all wished to jump back into bed, pull the covers over our head and hit the replay button. Loved it, Mama Zen.

Truedessa said...

sometimes we just want to forget
and go back to the comfort of bed...

Vandana Sharma said...

sometimes is beast to forgive and forget

Kate Mia said...

Ahh..you are making me sleepy like hypnosis..generated accommodation...to insomnia...
But I never really sleep but 2 to 5 hours a night anyway..

So thank you friend..the hypnosis of words of concern over sleep sleep desperation..is one tough cookie to break that I did not fully approach..and could be schooled better I suppose....

blueoran said...


Styx and stones will break never break day bones, but words ... well, dream words can and will be used against us in a lover's court of law, where there is no such thing as metaphor. Go figure. Loved it ... - Brendan

Grandmother (Mary) said...

My Honey and I have a quick thing we say in this kind of circumstance- let's just start again. And we do. Course it could also be- lighten up.

Beachanny said...

Clever this - so much compacted into such a small space and yet reading it, I could feel overhead lights, the smell of coffee, confusion, and distrust distilled by darkness. Well done again!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Been there - done that. I'm guessing if you said "Moskowitz" in your sleep, all it would rate is a Gesundheit. Great poem.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Oh yes, I know that feeling all too well. Sort of links with my post too.

my heart's love songs said...

i often wake myself up talking... probably really lucky i live alone.

this was very cool, MZ!

rumoursofrhyme said...

I'm so glad I don't talk in my sleep; I can get myself into quite enough trouble when I'm awake!

Laurie Kolp said...

Uh-oh...

rudyan said...

love it (the poetry, i mean) - been there, done that & feel the frustration

what a waste of time that could be spent lovin'?

my heart's love songs said...

Happy Birthday, Kelli!

Lorraine said...

Oh come on no one can hold a grudge for whatever what said asleep...insecure much, kick him in the butt

Helen said...

Happy Birthday!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha! This is why I love sleeping alone. Cackle. Happy Birthday, Kelli, you word wizard! Hope you were treated like a Queen the whole day!

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Came from Fireblossom- Happy Birthday! And many more!

Sherri B. said...

This is so cleverly written, with a beautiful rhythm when read through from start to finish. Loved it!

G-Man said...

Happy Birthday MZ

Marian said...

happy birthday!

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Happy Birthday. And keep your mouth shut.