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Forty Winks

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Forty Winks

If a nap fell in my lap,
I’d let it, for I know
That hours sap and often tap
Your get up and your go.

I’d shut my eyes and, no surprise,
I’d drift off in a cloud,
Where lullabies, in any guise,
Would never be allowed.

For I once thought that no one ought
To waste the day in sleep,
But slumber sought, when nerves are taut,
May make the nighttime creep.

So when I’m spent, I’ll be content
To float away and choose,
Without lament, a quick descent
Into a little snooze.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 5:41:00 PM

    Your way ahead when you hit the bed and get a little rest. For if you try to do your best when you are spent and tired. That's probably when you'll flunk the test and end up getting fired. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 9:00:00 PM

    Absolutely wonderful write. My sentiments exactly. You and your poems are incredible.

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 5:06:00 PM

    Nothing wrong with a little snooze, Ilene, as long as helps you write such enjoyable poems! Thank you!