SLEEPWALKING

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SLEEPWALKING

I was sleepwalking down the street, when I stumbled over a stool
standing there. "Watch your feet", the stool yelled, offended. "I am
sorry, but I am sleepwalking, so I can't watch my feet. In fact, I can't
watch anything, I am dreaming", I replied. The stool then made me 
fall flat on my face, and yelled hard. At that point the dog appeared,
utterly annoyed by the rude awakening. And he bit the stool hard
in one of its legs. All the noise apparently woke my neigbour, who
angrily threw down a bucket of water. The water hit me, the bucket
hit the street with an enormous ruckus. I woke up startled, ran after
the dog, but tripped over my pajama pants water-soaked and heavy.
I hit my head against the stool, and, dizzy, stayed down there, 
heavily bleeding. The neighbour called 911, a little later a deafening
noise filled the street, the ambulance hauled me inside and drove
off again. The stool misses one leg, The bucket has a number of
dents extra, the dog sits shivering in an alley. The neighbour went
back to sleep. My front door is still unlocked, because in a state of 
sleepwalking one doesn't remember to lock the lot and subsequently
bringing one's keys.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 3/22/2017 1:10:00 AM
    This was a fun piece, Darren, with some humor too!! Nice job!!

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 3/22/2017 1:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Haha, thank you OP. I wrote two poems in a row in (hopefully a little bit) James Tate style. I am not good at it, but it was fun to do :D
  1. Date: 2/7/2017 10:37:00 AM
    A bad dream for sure. Loved it !!

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/10/2017 1:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hahaha, thank you :)
  1. Date: 2/7/2017 12:49:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading...Nice.., congrats on being chosen

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/7/2017 2:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Bernard :)
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 11:12:00 PM
    Had an easy time keying into this poem and stayed keyed in the entire poem and never felt like I was locked out.

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 11:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, can I then borrow your key?
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 10:38:00 PM
    Wow, some days are unlike the rest....Congrats on POTD, one heck of a story!

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Keith :) And I agree, bad, bad day!
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 5:10:00 PM
    let's face it, it was a bad day/night no matter whether you were asleep or awake. it happens

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 11:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was, absolutely, not one you hope to remember!
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 12:58:00 PM
    Yikes, what a night!! I'm glad I'm not a sleepwalker! I enjoyed going along on your adventure...congrats on TPOD. L&B, Rhonda

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hopefully no buckets of water this night, Rhonda :) Thank you.
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 12:36:00 PM
    Woohoo.... Congratulations...Well deserved : )

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ha! Thanks Tim :D
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 11:27:00 AM
    love the poem is was amazing and congratulation, Darren for it on POTD honors

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Emanuel :)
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 10:22:00 AM
    Congratulations, Darren on POTD honors:)

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Daniel :)
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 10:22:00 AM
    Awesome. Congrats. :)

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Sunita :)
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 9:09:00 AM
    So much fun at your expense! You're a versatile writer. Tie a string on your toe and the bed!

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hahaha, good idea at least only my toe will hurt :D
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 8:22:00 AM
    - CONGRATULATIONS !!!!-

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 7:18:00 AM
    This was funny in a painful sort of way. Ouch, that had to hurt, but still laughter happened on this end. :)

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Painful, eh :D
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 7:18:00 AM
    Hi Darren, Congratulations on getting the poem of the day.It was well deserved:-)Alexis

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Alexis! :)
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 6:59:00 AM
    Well done Darren, a great narrative.

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Victor :)
  1. Date: 2/6/2017 6:43:00 AM
    Congratulations Darren for POTD honors...

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/6/2017 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Charlie.
  1. Date: 2/5/2017 7:51:00 AM
    - Omg .... be careful .... :)))) .... bring a friend on your walk :))) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/5/2017 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Next time, if he's in my dream ;)
  1. Date: 2/5/2017 7:10:00 AM
    Love this entertaining poem! Thanks for the laugh, Darren.

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/5/2017 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked it :)
  1. Date: 2/5/2017 6:38:00 AM
    Sleep walking can be a tricky (and dangerous) business as you so well point here. Enjoyed. John

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/5/2017 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Indeed :) And entertaining too sometimes.
  1. Date: 2/5/2017 6:28:00 AM
    I also giggled. First giggle of this new day. I actually 'sleep eat', but after reading this, I feel my 'problem' has minimal trials and tribulations. Glad a goofy, fun mood grabbed you and that we all get to enjoy it. I hope it holds you a long time. Hugs ... CayCay

    White Avatar Darren White
    Date: 2/10/2017 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hah CayCay :) I hope you are okay.... Give Kyle my love, and Tim, and give yourself a big HUG from me, will you? Love you!