Friday, January 21, 2011

BOPPING THE NIGHT AWAY

I’m a sound sleeper…
I always sleep straight through till morning.
But this morning…
I woke up at 2:03 raring to go.
I had only been asleep for two hours…
And had a great idea for my W.I.P bopping in my brain.
I just knew if I went back to sleep…
I’d lose the idea.
But if I got up and wrote…
I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep.
And because of the stresses I’ve been under recently…
Sleep is the best way for my body to handle it.
I thought that perhaps…
I should at least get up and write just the idea down…
But I didn’t even want to do that…
So I told myself, “Do not forget this idea.”
Then went back to sleep.
Woke up again, raring to go…
It was 2:06.
The idea was still bopping…
Still though, I didn’t want to get up.
“Do not forget this idea,” I mumbled again…
I then slipped back to sleep.
Woke up again at 4:15
And this time I figured …
I had had enough sleep…
And got up…
And besides, I couldn’t have stayed in bed if wanted to…
My cat was using my head like an obstacle course.
And thank heavens…
I DID remember the idea!
But because of the interrupted sleep…
My body feels sluggish, and my brain foggy.
So now I wonder if getting up and writing…
Would have been better...
Than the fitful night’s sleep that I did get.
Do you ever wake up with ideas?
What do you do?
Or where or when is the craziest place or time…
That you got an idea…
That kept bopping in your head?

Always, Em-Musing

P.S. I’ve decided to put that proverbial pad by my bed—just in case.

2 comments:

Elena Solodow said...

That's the way to go. Wake up, sleepily write down said idea, look at it in the morning to make sure it was actually as good as you thought!

T. Anne said...

I've had that happen to me before. I keep a pen and paper next to my bed so I can jot down some thoughts if need be. Sorry you lost some precious sleep! Maybe squeeze a nap in today!