In the wee hours of the morning
(or the middle of the night),
my eyes are heavy-lidded
but won’t close, try as I might.
I turn the television on,
as I toss and turn in bed,
hoping it will lull me to sleep,
but snap to full waking instead.
"Squeeze your way to thinner thighs,"
I hear my old friend Suzanne say.
I could use that, so I tune in....
"Get your credit card right away!"
Now I'm at my full attention.
Now my senses are so keen.
I keep watching and I'm sure
I need the “Power of OxiClean.”
"But wait there's more!" a person shouts.
"We'll throw in a rotisserie!"
If you call them right away
you might double your money!
Perhaps I need some spray-on hair,
or Ginsu knives for my flank steak.
I'd love a Power Juicer, too.
Think of the smoothies I could make!
As dawn approaches, my credit card
is just about all maxed out.
I start to fade, but jolt awake;
I need a Snuggie, there is no doubt!
Many of my subscribers are aware that I am facing health challenges. Nevertheless, I still believe that laughter really is the best medicine and the blog must go on! If you have ever spent the night tossing and turning in bed as I have been doing lately, you may identify with the following experience.
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