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The Codeine Cometh

The Codeine Cometh

For all those who know their Flanders & Swann, this is to the tune of 'The Gasman Cometh' ...

It was on a Monday morning,

My alarm started to call -

My legs just wouldn’t work,

I could not get up at all.

They gradually started moving

As I went through the day,

And then it’s back to bed again

To ease the pains away.

Oh, it all makes work for the painkillers to do …

Then, on the Tuesday morning,

The alarm went off again -

The aching in my fingers

Lets me know it’s going to rain.

I’m glad to get to lunchtime,

‘Cause I think I need a break!

Then it’s nose back to the grindstone,

As I try to stay awake.

Oh, it all makes work for the painkillers to do …

Up again on Wednesday morning,

Another early start;

Nearly halfway through the week,

That’s the thought that warmed my heart!

By lunchtime, I was flagging,

There was still more work to do,

But then I went back home again

To rest myself anew.

Oh, it all makes work for the painkillers to do …

Woke up on Thursday morning -

In body, not in mind -

My get-up-and-go went off again,

And left me far behind.

Fell asleep at my computer,

But still got plenty done -

What a shame there’s no more energy

To have a little fun!

Oh, it all makes work for the painkillers to do …

I got to Friday morning

(How I did, I’m not quite sure),

Dragged myself through one more day

And my feet across the floor.

The codeine keeps me going

And my humour keeps me sane -

And by then, it’s Friday evening,

And the weekend starts again!

Oh, it all makes work for the painkillers to do …

On Saturday and Sunday, I don’t go to work at all,

But now it’s Monday morning, and so out of bed I crawl.

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Brilliant.

Ask and ye shall receive

but more often than not

not what we asked for.

You may be tried and tested but in this poem you have invested.

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I cannot compete with you two ladies. Great job girls. xx

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Thanks, both! :) This is what happens when I'm still awake during my lunchbreak! :D

Sara xx

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love it well done,:) x

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You girls are really gettin' good!!

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Fab! Well done

Axx

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