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Loud snoring drives a new wife nuts.

A chapter in the book Sories Poetically Speaking

Tempted to Stifle

by BethShelby



The honeymoon was over after Susie married Stu.

Reality was setting in, but what could Susie do?

Each night when Stu would fall asleep, his snores could wake the dead.

It kept poor Susie up all night. She tossed and turned in bed.


She’d tell him to turn over, but it wasn’t any use,

She started to believe herself the victim of abuse.     

Her love for him in daytime turned to hatred every night.

It seemed Stu couldn’t help it, and to hate him wasn’t right.


She knew she had to find a way to stop this awful noise.

The life with Stu, she’d hoped for should be filled with married joys.

Now truly tempted she’d admit, it was a big mistake

No longer could she spend each night, both angry, and awake


Her ear plugs didn’t cut the sound enough so she could doze.

Temptation made her crazy, so she rammed them up his nose.

Stu thought she’d tried to smother him, so now he stayed awake,

but went to see his doctor to get help for Susie’s sake.


The doctor had a nose device to help him get more air,

and now things are more pleasant in the bed that they both share.

Still, Stu makes sure she is asleep before his eyes dare close.

He’s too afraid to take the chance she won’t mess with his nose. 


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