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Struggling to Surface

Struggling to surface from deep slumber,
What on Earth has driven me awake?
A fire alarm one of three ringing out alarming calls,
The shrieking noise deafening me.

Which one is misbehaving I stand still, trying to hear.
Would it ring again no fear?
Back to bed I trundle, snuggling into cosiness.
Again I am blasted out of soothing sleep.

Not a move from my young man
His hearing aids are charging on the nightstand.
Enough is enough I have suffered enough.
A prod, a plea wake up and rise with me.

So in the hall, I stand waiting for the alarms loud command.
Of course, it decided to play a game with me.
I waited like a knotless thread, wishing I was back in bed.
Moving to the kitchen for a soothing cup of tea,

Yes, you guessed it, piercing clamour from the hall,
I rushed to find the real offender
Before silence hid it’s presence once more.
This is the one darling, can you reach it?

Though I am tall, a few more inches were required by my hero.
Still, it struggled to keep its battery with a magnetic grip.
We pulled together with fingers weak and arthritic.
It had to go we were not going to give up.

A triumphant cry got it! Followed by a laugh and let’s go to bed.
Snuggling down once more into the deliciousness of pre-sleep
The cows in the pasture across the river started their
Loud romantic serenade, their battery we could not remove
Just had to bury deeper, to once again become a sleeper.

Good night all, well I hope so.

Penny Wobbly
Penny Wobblyhttps://www.wobblingpen.co.uk/
Hello, my name is Wobbly! Welcome to WobblingPen! Do you like reading or listening to stories and poems? If so, you are in the right place! Wobbly is a storyteller and writer. WobblingPen started by sharing stories with family, friends, hospital patients and complete strangers. Wobbly's writing is influenced by everyday life, and has inspired educational Internet searches, tears, and laughter; unlocked feelings, helped memories flow. WobblingPen visits schools, libraries, care homes, and all kinds of places where groups gather for entertainment. If you would like to book a Storytelling Event, please send us an e-mail to [email protected]

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