Forlornly Fatigued


Sometimes when I feel tired
I’m not really that nice
And it’s better to avoid me
Or make interactions more concise

I don’t mean to be so grumpy
Like a bear with a sore head
But I’m not very good at coping
When I spend too little time in bed

I’ll be much better tomorrow
When I’ve had a chance to rest
But today will be a challenge
And I won’t be at my best

So I wouldn’t bother trying
To engage with me today
I’ll be morose and sulky
If I cannot get my way

Better just to ignore me
And pretend that I’m not here
I might be a little joyless
But there’s nothing much to fear

Although it might help a little
If you want to cheer me up
To give me lots of chocolate
And pour some coffee in my cup

  9 comments for “Forlornly Fatigued

  1. April 22, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Ah yes, I wondered if chocolate would appear and it did.

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  2. April 22, 2018 at 9:44 am

    So, today’s cartoon character is… you?

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    • April 22, 2018 at 11:51 am

      To be fair, it usually is me…

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  3. April 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    This would make a great picture-book for grown-ups! Perhaps in a Dr. Seuss-like book with a bear as the central character. Not only would us grown-ups enjoy it and relate to it, but as we read it to the children in our lives, it would give them a glimpse of what’s in store for them as adults. So, on second thought, maybe this isn’t a good idea.

    Great poem!

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    • April 26, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Perhaps it would be a little cruel to expose kids to quite how disappointing their existence will inevitably be but on the other hand, maybe it is better to prepare the ground early. Glad it resonated with you anyway.

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      • April 27, 2018 at 9:44 pm

        Yes, we don’t want to break their spirits before they’re even out of the gate. Best to preserve the fairy tale as long as possible. 🙂

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  4. April 23, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Wishing you lots of chocolate and coffee and all best wishes for the last few days of the challenge James. Thoroughly enjoying your series, not heard of most of recent characters but all good to read and T-bot was thoroughly entertaining, thank you, hope today’s a better day!

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    • April 26, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks, the coffee and chocolate were much needed 🙂

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