An Ode to Bedtime

When you’re a child it’s such a chore to go to bed
It becomes the time to ask a parent all the questions in your headShoe Stuck - Photo by TreyRatcliff
Or request a storybook be read from end to end
Or a time to dress-up and play at make-pretend

Now I am all grown up Bedtime is such a treat!
You even get a rest for those precious party feet.
An afternoon nap is such an unexpected delight!
Especially if there is a party to attend that very night.

Even better is an early night, bath and book in hand
Unfortunately those precious nights are in short demand
So, if you get the opportunity savour it with delight
For there is a shortage in the world of those precious early nights!

Originally written to support the foot image above for the FFfaw challenge but I realised this doesn’t really fit the fiction guidelines. So borrowed the pic for todays Daily Post instead. 🙂


18 thoughts on “An Ode to Bedtime

    1. Thank you very much. Yeah I was waffling with what to write but after combining the prompts it came to me. I think we all wish we had a few more precious hours off our party feet – lol. KL ❤

    1. I know – how I wish I had appreciated naptime more as a child! It seems like a luxury as an adult! lol. Thanks for commenting. KL ❤

  1. Wonderful take and great poem. I enjoyed it. I like the curling up and having a bath Friday nights with wine. But I used to be the one partying. We’ll see what comes next 🙂

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