Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Early Morning Non-Poem Poem.

Four thirty, and I'm wide awake.

Today the bin men come.

Should I put the rubbish out?

Their juggernaut appears at seven.

If I fall back fast asleep
and miss the whole shebang,
I'd have to wait for fourteen days
until they come again.

18 comments:

  1. that's early! so, did you take it out, or did you oversleep???

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  2. No, 4.30's okay - they can't do you for putting it out on the wrong day! (I put mine out over-night. Like to live dangerously, you see.)

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  3. Yes, Shadow - I took it out, then switched on the computer and wrote this post as a passing thought. Yesterday morning the thoughts were in better working order, if the poetry was anything to go by....

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  4. Oh ... the things we think about when we wake too early and our minds get busy! LOL!

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  5. I enjoyed your early morning "rubbish out" poem...your brain works overtime! :)

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  6. A bloomin' fortnight? That's a load of rubbish to be savin' up, wot? Round here 'tis once a week and they just love to make their presence known( especially at 05.30 )...

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  7. oh jinksy - what to what to do?!! it's such a conundrum being in the lovely muzz of a sleep-in only to be jolted by the realization that sleeping any longer will come at a price. my son has mastered the art of ignoring anything that compromises his sleep. i unlearned that many years ago - too bad actually!! have a lovely day jinksy and give yourself permission to grab a nap on the couch this afternoon!! steven

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  8. I may have been with you, Jinksy, figuratively speaking! Seemed wide awake around 4/5 a.m. but "stuck at it". Fortunately, didn't have to put the bin out!

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  9. Good Morning, sorry you didn't sleep well. I'm on the opposite end, slept too much yesterday and last night. Am now off the antibiotics so hopefully will have a normal productive day today. Take care my friend,....:-) Hugs

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  10. such are the dilemmas of early morning half awake inertia.

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  11. I don't know how long this situation will last, given the economic cutbacks everywhere these days, but our rubbish is picked up twice weekly: Monday and Thursday. We're spoiled.

    I think your poem/nonpoem is more than fine for such an early morning production.

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  12. I love this non-poem poem. Reminds me of the Monty Python sketch about the great Scottish poet, Ewan McTeagle:

    "Can I have fifty pounds to mend the shed?
    I'm right on my uppers.
    I can pay you back
    When this postal order comes from Australia.
    Honestly.
    Hope the bladder trouble's getting better.
    Love, Ewan "

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  13. Ours has to be out by 7.30 Jinksy - one minute late and you hear them gleefully rush past the gate. These rubbish collections have become compulsive areas of worry especially at 4.30 in the morning (a time when I invariably wake up too)

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  14. I'm such a night owl...you should have called me!
    Hugs and smiles from Jackie

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  15. You once bin sleepin when da bin men came? Bin dere, dun dat.

    (Sorry about the two emails on the same subject. I got lost.)

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  16. We have once a week pickup on Tueday, with a recycling route also the last Tuesday of the month.

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  17. Now I can beat the lot of you. We don't have binmen at all. We have to travel some distance to the 'Amenity Tip' and pay for each black bag of rubbish tipped. We can re-cycle much though, also at the tip, but it sure makes you sort your rubbish thoroughly.

    Love the poem/non Jinksy. I gather in Worthing it's now 2 weekly too.

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  18. You left me hanging...Which did you choose? I probably would have put it out at 4:30 rather than chance it.

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