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A Poet's Strife

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A Poet's Strife

My head's awash with rhyming verse.
I should be glad, but it's a curse.

Because at night I cannot sleep.
I've tried hot milk and counting sheep.

But, all of that fails - every time.
I just go on thinking rhyme.

From ballad to sonnet or silly ditty.
Escape would be sweet, but I'm shown no pitty.

This has been my strife now for several years.
A thousand times, I've been close to tears.

But, I think l've now resolved my plight.
By sleeping all day and writing at night.

And so I've formed nocturnal habits.
Like badgers, owls, mice and rabbits.

It truly works for me my friend
So, if you suffer the same, I recommend...

Not a cup of cocoa or herbal tea
Sleeping pills did nothing for me

But resort instead to life at night
This should surely put things right.

[DV - 1989]



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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 5:40:00 PM
    SIMPLY SMOOTH DAVID

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 6:19:00 AM
    lol. Good one, rhymester. I wish I could claim that dilemma. I'm of the sort who must literally sit down and construct from scratch. You're soooo fortunate to be thinking in rhyme. By the by, it clearly shows in your works. Lovely write, David. :)

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    Date: 4/29/2013 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ms Hendricks. Though I rhyme most of the time - I do have other tricks.