Tag Archives: exhaustion

CHRISTMAS EVE–PLUS 35 MINUTES!

Roads are skating rinks,

The wife of safety thinks…

Stay home from church

And encourage,

Me in similar stakes!

So staying up to write,

At least part of this night…

Exhaustion

Will soon have won,

I’ll give up and  turn out my light!

(By the number of TYPOS, that may be soon!!!)

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

 

 

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GET SOME REST?

Found himself in a trap,

Without a working C-PAP*…

He really tried–

His sleep denied–

For want of a broken strap!

Was given two harnesses free,

For a few nights sufficiently…

Slept refreshed

Till the C-PAP crashed,

Exhaustion came back suddenly.

The weekend he must rest,

Unaided in his quest…

To get his sleep

Not six feet deep,

Dying with  groggy  regrets!

–Jonathan Caswell

*C-PAP is an air pump that forces air down past a person’s soft palate in the rear of their throat to keep their airway open, especially during sleep times.

MAELSTROM

My wife firmly insists.

We cannot leave without filling lists…

All laundry done–

Over-packing is fun–

For me, it’s the greatest of tests!

Leaving things mostly on her

Whilst i work, speeds up her “blur”…

Too much for me

Her fervor intensity,

Being forced  into corners…I DON’T prefer!

Somehow, we’ll work it through,

She’ll be exhausted (me, too)…

Climbing on the bus

In seats too small for us,

She’ll be sleeping (me awake) the journey through!

–Jonathan Caswell

HEART-TUGGING TIRED

HEART-TUGGING TIRED

Exhausted from a sleepless night,

He’s hard-put to put up a fight…

Heaves a sigh–

Would like a good cry–

Release…so he would feel right.

He found the right issue

To use his tissue…

Employed on the grounds

Of not having rounds,

He misses that he used to!

Didn’t quite make it to tears,

But the potential was good it appears…

A little pity is fine

If kept in line,

When back to reality it steers!

–Jonathan Caswell

H.A.L.T. REPRISE…#1.

H.A.L.T. REPRISE…# 1.

Hunger, Anger, loneliness and exhaustion,

Wheedling the guard of the bastion…

Into opening gates,

For thin-ice skates

Throwing away the drawstrings of caution!

Loneliness, Tiredness–both–

Wearing down adherence to oath…

Got to stay strong,

Keep moving along,

Avoiding the slitting of throat.

–Jonathan Caswell