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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Entertainment · #2243029
Sometimes you have to lay back
I thought I’d take the day off
Just take a rest and chill
And not do any thing at all
I had some time to kill

Sometimes you have to lay back
Just keep the world away
Don’t even put the TV on
You’re better off that way

I was sitting on the sofa
Engrossed in a good book
I still had my pajamas on
Didn’t care how I might look

For no one else was with me
Just me and me alone
I needed some time to myself
And turned off my cell phone

The silence was amazing
I didn’t hear a sound
I felt like I was on the moon
With no one else around

I guess I must have dozed off
I soon was fast asleep
When someone pounded on the door
And made my poor heart leap

At first I couldn’t think straight
My brain was not in gear
That pounding on my door kept up
My heart was filled with fear

It took me a few moments
To clear away the fuzz
And then I headed for the door
To find out who it was

It was my sister Rachel
Her face showed her alarm
She said she’d come to check and see
If I had come to harm

I told her to come inside
And asked her what was wrong
She said she thought that I had died
She’d called me for so long

I said my phone was turned off
But I was feeling fine
In fact this was the best I’ve felt
In quite a long, long time

She thought that I was crazy
To turn off my cell phone
To just go off the grid like that
And stay here all alone

I told her she should try it
She didn’t think she could
I told her to relax with me
That it would do her good

So we two had a party
No phones or Internet
We talked and laughed and had some fun
As good as it could get

So maybe you should try it
Just take a tip from me
Turn off the outside world and chill
And let yourself be free

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