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Sandman's Con Game

The mischievous Sandman runs a con game each night
After all the youngsters are safely tucked away
He dances into my room like an elfin sprite
He seizes my hand, tries to lure me outside to play

Then he’s bored on my shoulder at the computer
Threatens to throw pixie dust into sleepy eyes
Quells my muse like a discourteous intruder
I’ve attempted to handle him with a compromise

Just let my muse roam free for a couple of hours
For at this time of night, fantasies flow smoothly
But he feels the need to boast of superpowers
And when I ask for time, he glares gloomily

It’s three in the morning and I should be asleep
This nightly visitor has grown to be a pest
Distaste continues to grow for this pesky creep
And the sandman scowls when I say, “Give it a rest!”

*Entry for Deb’s Fantasy Land Contest
April 29, 2011

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  1. Date: 7/8/2011 7:07:00 PM
    Can you believe I am just now seeing this winners' list?? Belated congrats to you. it sure was a cute one!

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 4:44:00 PM
    Perhaps a pest, Carolyn, but definitely one who enjoys your company! I think my muse snuck up to post a sign, "poetically indisposed".:) The sandman loves these notices.:( An inspirational write, Carolyn! Stay happy and keep well!! Mikki

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 6:25:00 AM
    Let's hope that was really the sand man Carolyn ;) Great write dear poet ! And congratulations on the win !! Have a pleasant day dear friend....much love, james

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 12:30:00 PM
    Congratulations Carolyn on your win in Debbie's contest "Fantasy Land". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 10:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on the HM win in the contest of Debbie, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 5:48:00 AM
    got me chuckling Carolyn. Alot of truth to this fantasy! Congratulations on your HM. A plight well described. Love the irony of telling the sandman to give it a rest. :)

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 10:24:00 PM
    you make me travel to the mesmerizing world of fantasy, carols with your interesting piece, carols! best cheers for the fine win! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 6:28:00 PM
    congratulations on your win..cory

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 6:03:00 PM
    Great story about the sandman. He has no business creeping about. Congratulations. Hope you are feeling better. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 12:19:00 PM
    A great idea Carolyn fo Deb's contest. Besr of wishes. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 11:09:00 AM
    where is he when i need him the most, he comes around when i have things to do, but not at night. love this one, very creative write.

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 12:56:00 AM
    Aha!! Reading this sure answers a lot of my own questions about the guy! oh grrr, that Sandman! lol-- he sure gives a lot of us a hard time eh? This was a fun read, Carolyn-- ok maybe Sandman now knows that you're onto him and be kinder tonight?? hugs :)

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 1:41:00 PM
    Another fine write once again,,a top lister Im sure... My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery... Please rest and think form me to you....Michael

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 11:13:00 AM
    you have a good entry here Carolyn, wishing you a top spot with this, also sent you soup mail!

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 6:04:00 AM
    beautifully painted picture of the Sandman - a lovely creation, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 1:53:00 AM
    thanks for your comment, it may be a repost I've over 750 poems in my collection so maybe, anyway this poem of yours is again very good, don't think I ever read a bad poem from you, You are an amazing lady and I really do take your comments to heart so keep up the good work, I'm prejudice cause your one of my favorite poets on the site, God bless

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 3:23:00 PM
    I'd like to pick a fight with that danged sandman. He gets "frequent flyer" miles when he visits my house. Almost every night. Usually when I really need sleep most. Good luck in the contest! Best to you, Diane

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 2:29:00 PM
    LOL great fun : )

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 2:19:00 PM
    A fun poem to read full of great rhymes... I have the same trouble , but its the sandmans evil twin that's keeping me up at night.

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 1:21:00 PM
    (*&^ It's a good fair and just description of the bastard- lol @ best of luck Carolyn- Mr Sandmannnnnnnnnnnn- Leave me alone... Tell me your leaving like a dog leaves a boneeeeeeeeee.