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My friends, the committee, came to visit tonight

They woke me in the tiny hours as they do

With their incessant chatter about this slight

I must have foolishly made or that comment I rue

A regret that hangs with me

They remind me of my faults and won’t let me be

The committee loves to visit in the deepest of the night

They hate the most restful REM sleep

I think the deep REM sleep is a challenge they love to meet

Chattering away all at the same time to wake me for their voices

That create a quiet cacophony in my head and sleep defeat.

Photo source: wonderferret on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Originally posted to StewartAcuff on Fri May 09, 2014 at 06:32 AM PDT.

Also republished by Rebel Songwriters.

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