I hated getting up in the morning when I was in school
giving up delicious dreams to attend classes wasn’t cool
when I was on my own and working nearly every day
dragging my body out of bed in the morning wasn’t child’s play
now that I’m retired and have no place I have to go
I wake up early to watch the sunrise’s beautiful tableau
When Morpheus, one of a thousand sons of Somnus couldn’t sleep the rest of the gods were troubled.
Without healing sleep, anger began to creep into casual conversations that turned to fights among the stressed-out gods. Sleep-deprived Zeus shattered the heavens with violent lightning followed by thunder that shook the earth.
Mankind trembled and prayed.
Another son of sleep, Icelos the long serpent, wrapped around Morpheus’s mind and kept him awake speaking of strange things in archaic languages. There seemed to be no hope for him.
Finally, Thanatos, god of death, called out to Morpheus and offered him eternal sleep.