“Bedtime Begging” by Jaymie Gerard
Dad, why must I go to sleep?
It simply isn’t fair
When you all get to stay down here
I have to be up there
I know the laughing going on
I hear it loud and clear
How could a kid get any sleep
When fun is oh, so near?
You say that it’s for my own good
That children need their rest
I’ll tell you Dad, I think you’re wrong
I’ll tell you, Dad, what’s best –
Dad, I think that, just this time,
Let me stay up ‘til dawn
I swear I’m fine, not even tired
I swear it Dad, I…*yawn*
Now, don’t let that yawn fool you
Oh come on Daddy, pleeeeease?
I *yawn*…promise I’ll be good
Just let me *yawn*… ZZZZZZ