I got out of bed early this morning to try and catch some of the Perseid meteor shower, but my eyes were (and still are) too sleepy to view anything. And then, I couldn’t get back to sleep–so here we are.
Today’s prompt is to write a tired poem. It could be a sleepy poem or a worn out from exercise poem. Or it could be a “sick and tired” poem, I suppose. Take tired where you will, even if it means making a verb out of the noun tire.
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Here’s my attempt at a Tired Poem:
when i’m tired
i feel like slowing down
when i’m tried
i know what’s coming ’round
when i’m tiered
my layers start to show
when i retire
it’s time to go go go
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