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Morning Side of Midday
Michael Jones

I tend to stay in bed ‘til late,
Gone are the days I was up at eight.
Nowadays it’s more like eleven.
Those extra hours are just like heaven.
It’s such a pleasure, just lying there,
Calm and peaceful without a care.
relax and enjoy and savour the feeling,
nothing to do but look at the ceiling.
Some people say it’s just being lazy.
But if you think that, you’re just being crazy.
And I don’t care what those people say,
It’s still the morning side of midday.

© by Michael Jones.
Used here with the author’s permission.


Michael Jones lives in Leighton Buzzard, England. He originally focused on writing song lyrics, but has turned to poetry in recent years. Retired after a diverse career in sales and marketing, Mike’s latest hobby is learning to play the ukulele.


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