618. To bed! To bed!

© Bruce Goodman 20 June 2015


Finn had gone to bed early. Tomorrow morning he needed to rise at 5.00 am to catch a bus.

And so it was “to bed, to bed, you sleepy head” at 9 pm.

Finn woke at 1.30 am. He wasn’t the slightest bit tired. But he had to sleep. He had to sleep. He tossed and turned. He turned again. It was now 2.45 am.

He visited the bathroom. He straightened the bed sheets and blankets. He lay there. It was now 3.25 am. He re-arranged his pillow.

He could see the time in the dark on the digital clock. How slowly the minute numbers changed. Perhaps if he read a bit from his book. It was now 4.14 am.

He read for five minutes and turned out the light. He had to sleep. He had to sleep. Only ten minutes now before 5 am. Then he could get up. What a relief that will be.

Only five minutes left!

Only two minutes!

Thank goodness! It’s…


24 thoughts on “618. To bed! To bed!

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    Sylvie may be right…it’s the alarm. Now that I am retired, I need no alarm. I fall asleep as soon as I go to bed (sometimes very late), get up twice to pee and fall right back to sleep each time and don’t let the cats and dog tell me it’s time to get up until I’ve logged-in eight or nine hours. One of the few things I like about being old. (not the peeing part)

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