Writing Pyjamas

Word Count: Something or t’other. Deleted Words I Swore I Wouldn’t Edit: 10,000

I don’t often do personal posts, but writing 2,000 words a day during NaNoWriMo necessitates desperate measures, sometimes. Having no time to research anything informative which might actually be useful for any data fans out there, I’ve been forced to drag this out of the uppermost (i.e., scum-flotational) part of my brain, where nobody should ever go.

Emotions laid bare, I have written you a poem. Please don’t ride roughshod over my feelings. This comes from the heart. I am not kidding.

O WRITING PYJAMASAaaah Bed and a Book

O Writing Pyjamas:
You are of the cat.
You keep me so toasty,
Whilst I type out this tat.

O Wondrous Pyjamas,
I bought you last Friday.
I wore you ’til Sunday, (ew)
You kept my brain tidy.

O Perfect Pyjamas
With your texture of fleece;
I’d been feeling quite ill,
‘Til with you, that all ceased

Oh, my Writing Pyjamas
I wish you could be
My office pyjamas,
‘Cause then I’d be free;

Bed-ready at work,
Never snappish. Nor weary.
When I fold you away,
I find I’m quite teary.

(If this doesn’t get me permanently banned from any and all online respectability, nothing will. I swear not all of my poetry is this bad. Some is, granted. But not all of it.)

…But I do love those goddamn pyjamas. Seriously. They’re like wearing your bed. Or a hug. Or a radiator. You could sleep standing up in them. C’mon, Winter. Gimme what you got. I’m ready, sucker!

PS. One of the suggested tags WordPress had for this post was “2011 Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament”. All together now: Pardon?!

  12 comments for “Writing Pyjamas

  1. November 13, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Feline night attire rocks! Love the poem.


    • November 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks, Book Nanny. Although as an editor, I think you might have spotted 1 or 7 grammatical felonies 🙂


      • November 14, 2013 at 7:08 am

        One makes allowances for the cat’s PJs.


  2. johanna buchanan
    November 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I want those pyjamas


    • November 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      They’re MINE. You can’t have them. Although for a small fee, I might tell you where I got them.


      • johanna buchanan
        November 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm

        And I like the bed too


  3. carolannwrites
    November 14, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    My dressing gown is my favourite piece of clothing! Soft and fleecy and says I’m not going any further than my lap top!


  4. November 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Comfort clothing. Might even be better than comfort food.


    • November 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Might indeed. But it’s a damned tough call. If gigantic slippers are thrown into the mix, I’m going home. 😉


  5. June 3, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Fabulous, Tara. A kindred soul. “Like wearing your bed or a hug.” Exactly!

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