“Too many days you have sat on that chair
Your behaviour has made me pull out my hair.
Now get up those stairs, ( his mother said )
“I don’t want to waste my life in bed.” the boy said.
“I want to play with my trains and aeroplanes, instead.
“Tomorrow all your friends are coming to tea.
You will miss your birthday, asleep you’ll be.”
“No I won’t I’ll be awake.” So sure was he.
He sat up yet again that night,
Trying to stay awake with all his might.
Next morning he could no longer fight.
He fell soundly asleep for a fortnight.
Missing his birthday, and presents too,
He vowed, he would in future go to bed, when told to.