Song of the Bed by James Broughton
Song of the Bed
O everything important in life
occurs upon a bed.
It’s where you cry when you are born
and where you lie when dead.
You spend a third of your life in bed
with sickness, sex and sleeping.
You can have a good laugh with your love in bed
though it’s also used for weeping.
In a bed the most fantastic things
are hoped for and conceived.
It’s where you dream, it’s where you scheme,
and where you are deceived.
It’s where on earth you come to birth
and most of childhood spend
It’s where you come and where you don’t
and where you come to an end.