Frustratingly Fatigued

Feeling tired is fine at night
And much less helpful now
But when the time to sleep was right
My mind would not allow

Unconsciousness to find me
So in bed I lay alert
I couldn’t get my brain to see
That insomnia would hurt

Any chance of a productive day
So my work I can’t complete
Because I simply cannot find a way
To stay focussed and upbeat

Though coffee helped it didn’t cure
Overwhelming weariness
And so again I must endure
A day of heightened stress

And I really have a lot to do
So much I should achieve
As my tasks continue to accrue
I have no tricks up my sleeve

To help me stay on the right track
And I’m heading for mishap
So I think I’ll lie down on my back
And have a work-place nap

  7 comments for “Frustratingly Fatigued

  1. February 28, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Sleeping on the job is sound
    but you will find that once you’re found
    you may no longer be around
    you’re sacked!

    Head teachers tend to want you working
    and if they think that you are shirking
    within the school you’ll not be lurking
    get packed!

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    • March 2, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      Great response but I think you’ll find we’re all prone to a little nap from time to time in secondary education. Often while teaching…

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      • March 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm

        It’s only fair that teachers should share the benefits that the pupils have.

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  2. February 28, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I blame the internet! How I yearn for the days when just existential dread would keep me up at night!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. February 28, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    My students all asked for a nap today. (They are in high school.) I shared my favorite meme about napping. It says, “Dear naps, I’m sorry I was such a jerk to you when I was a kid.” I miss naps but not enough to let my students take one. 🙂

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    • March 2, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      I would if I could have one at the same time, but I don’t trust them…

      Liked by 1 person

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