Romeo, my cat, is used to hearing me talk out loud as I proofread and he was unusually excited about hearing the poem.
Danielle, who lives several time zones away in Saskatchewan, also works alone (and helps me out lots) so I invited her to my office party by phone. It was a good move because she's a master at rhyming words.
After much anticipation, I started to read the finished poem aloud to them. As you can see in the photos above, I had their full attention.
Ode to a Midnight Blog
Silent night, late at night,
I've still got my blog to write.
My laptop propped up on my bed,
I'm hoping ideas will fill my head.
Yawns escaping, eyelids drooping,
Neck is stiff, my thoughts are looping.
My brain is sore, I think some more
About what the heck I'm doing this for.
I'm so tired, in words I'm mired!
I just can't seem to get inspired.
Feeling stumped after several tries,
I think I just need to rest my eyes.....
Sunlight streaks across my bed.
I wake up fast and shake my head.
To the bathroom I must race
And in the mirror I see my face.
I'm so surprised I can only squeak.
There's keyboard marks across my cheek!
The lesson for bloggers is not too deep:
Move your laptop aside before falling asleep.
When I was done, Romeo was looking for a place to sleep (I'm sure because he was full of treats) and Danielle said, "Didn't I already hear that story?" I had to remind her it was true.
We wish you a fun-filled holiday season! (And heed my true story - you really don't want keyboard indents on your face when you have to go to a party in person ;)
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