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(28 August 1965)

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Now I Shall Sleep

Now I shall sleep,
My work here is done,
Everyone knows that,
The night shift's not fun.

Now I shall rest,
Me and some others,
Have kept you all safe,
Whilst under your covers.

Now I shall dream,
Get away from it all,
For just a few hours,
Before I answer another call.

The night shift's not fun,
Alertness I must keep,
But when the work's done,
Now I shall sleep.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 23, 2013


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This is primarily dedicated to all my colleagues in the emergency services; but equally it goes to anyone that has to work nights

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