I climb into bed and under the covers
And tiredly settle in.
Just as I’m almost asleep
My brain begins to spin
I take deep breaths and try to stop
My thoughts from where they want to go
But there’s no use for it’s time
For the nightly random quiz show.
First up tonight name my teachers
From Pre-K to grade six
Once I pass that round it’s on to
How many centimeters in a yardstick
Round three involves a tv show
That’s 40 years old.
Name all the Walton children
In order youngest to old.
The final round of the night
Is always the hardest of all
But my brain will not let me rest
Until I’ve answered the call.
Solve the problems in your life
Both major and the small
I lay back in bed and groan
And let out an exasperated sigh
At this rate sleep will come
When the dawning sun is nigh.