Treasure Island

Raj Arumugam


I love to sleep (adults only)


I love to sleep
24-hours a day
and for the rest
of the night too


But mum screams:
Wake up,
dreamy bones -
and do something!


And so I wake up
and promptly
go back to sleep
as that way
I honor mum’s words.


Dad breathes
words of inspiration:
Get up,
lazy bones -
and achieve wonders!


And so I wake up
and stay awake
the duration of a long yawn
and that way
the dreams of my father
are fulfilled.


Big Blonde Lulu
from next door sighs:
I wish you’ll
get up,
you useless fella;
O get up
you sleepy head -
and get to know me.


But I continue to sleep
in spite of her pleas
and I dream of
Big Blonde Lulu
and boy, oh boy,
you can bet your last dollar
I get to know
Sexy Lulu
in my dreams
in more than one way!


Oh, I just love to sleep
24-hours a day
and for the rest
of the night too

Submitted: Monday, August 03, 2009

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