Today was one of those days, when I and “Fed up” walked along together.
I didn’t want her company but she wouldn’t leave.
She came unannounced last night,
and she woke me many times with her moaning.
When morning came she was still sitting there,
waiting beside me.
I was tired and weary,
Her perfect companion.
I yawned and sighed throughout the day,
and she enjoyed our conversation.
“I’m fed up”, “The weather is crap”,
“I wish you’d all leave me alone.”
“Fed up” was not impressed,
as in tears I remembered your short life.
I turned around and with a few sharp words,
showed “Fed up” the door.
It is evening time now and I am happy to say,
there is no sign of her coming back.
I have a new friend here,
who is been much better company.
He’s called “Cop on”,
and in his company I smile.
I look at my children, happy and healthy,
and I do as he says.
I cop on.
In case “cop on” is an expression which doesn’t cross the ocean well, here in Ireland it means “Get a grip”, or “Look at how lucky you are”. In simple terms I suppose it means, count your blessings.
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