I'm that kind of tired

Tom C Dylan

I'm that kind of tired 

that would transform even

the fondest birthday wishes

into the most offensive

insult imaginable.


My whole jaw hurts like

a shooting tooth-ache,

my limbs are heavy,

my zombie feet drag

along behind me.


Tiredness turns the 

afternoon office into

a black and white film,

a European movie,

in a language

I don't understand.


It feels like I'm drowning

in a sea of exhaustion,

a yawn brings tears to my eyes,

and if I closed them

I'd be snoring within seconds.


I check the clock.

hoping its nearly home-time.

Three o'clock. After what

feels like an hour, 

I check again.

Five past three.


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  • Alan R

    Damn! That is classic, in soo many ways..good write!

  • Tom C Dylan

    Thanks a lot, Alan. I was shattered yesterday, up all night coughing with the bug that's going round. I tried to get it down in a poem. Cheers, Tom.

  • Teddy.15

    We are all tired by 15:30 dear Tom lol 🌹

    • Tom C Dylan

      So true, Teddy. πŸ™‚ Cheers, Tom.

    • Neville

      When it drags like that, something ain’t write .. but we’ve all been there mate .. tomorrow is another day .. Neville πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

      • Tom C Dylan

        Yeah, it's Wednesday today.. halfway through the week.. Downhill from here. πŸ™‚

      • Bella Shepard

        It's sooo good that I can feel your exhaustion. Thank you for taking that last ounce of energy, and gifting us with this poem. You've expressed what we've all felt at times. Such a good write!

        • Tom C Dylan

          Thanks Bella. It's a bit of a drag this week, and I did try to capture it in words. πŸ™‚ Cheers, Tom.

        • Thomas W Case

          Very relatable. Tremendous write.

          • Tom C Dylan

            Thanks, Thomas. Appreciated.

          • Goldfinch60

            Time just seems to slow down when you are not enjoying yourself Tom.


            • Tom C Dylan

              Very true, Andy, very true. πŸ™‚ Cheers, Tom.

            • Doggerel Dave

              You've gotta make an appointment with a Career Advisor, Tom - is it economic circumstances or inertia or having something to write about which keeps you stationary?

            • Accidental Poet

              Maybe you'll write about a doctor's visit Tom. I hope you're feeling better. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

              • Tom C Dylan

                Yeah, imagine... doctor's visit, then the hospital and then who knows!! Thanks, AP. Appreciated. πŸ™‚

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