A lazy Sunday afternoon
Was not what I intended,
But after work, I closed my eyes,
And woke when day was ended.

With such a lot I ought to do,
From paperwork to cleaning,
I thought I’d read through coffee break
To give the hours meaning.

The Small Dog must have worried
And to make sense of the puzzle,
Woke me by whiskering my face
And going mouth to muzzle.

She plonked the ball down on my chest
To make sure I was waking,
I roused myself and groaned a bit
At all the places aching.

I threw the ball and shook the dreams
From sleep I must have needed…
The battle to stay wakeful
Had been lost, I had conceded.

But all the things I should have done
And not done, to my sorrow,
Don’t really matter much at all,
They’ll still be there tomorrow.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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53 Responses to Sunday…

  1. Dogs know what’s important, even though they don’t have lists of things that need doing.

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  2. Ritu says:

    Listen to your body Sue ๐Ÿ˜˜


  3. jenanita01 says:

    This weather always makes me sleepy, and had more than one of my old age snoozes yesterday…
    You must have needed it, Sue…


  4. Thanj you, Sue. This is pobably a very good poem for me to read. beacuse it describes very nicely relaxing, something in my seven decades I have not learned to do. Best wishes, Thank you.


  5. Jim Borden says:

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Sunday…


  6. fransiweinstein says:

    Same thing happened to me on Saturday except I have no small dog to wake me up.


  7. Sadje says:

    A day spent in rest is not wasted.


  8. Love it Sue. Treats by proxy for Ani. โค


  9. Sometimes rest has to be the priority, and it sounds like you really needed some.


  10. All there tomorrow, Sue. Taking a much-needed nap feels great…as Ani can confirm. ๐Ÿ˜€


  11. Widdershins says:

    Sometimes one just has to drift through the day. ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Ani is definitely the best muse, now she is a professional digger too. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  13. noelleg44 says:

    Ani clearly knows what’s important! ๐Ÿ™‚ And you’re right – listen to you body. if it tells you to sleep, there’s a reason for it!


  14. Love the poem, and that adorable dog!


  15. Jennie says:

    Love that dog!


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