2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 23 - Writer's Digest

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 23

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For today's prompt, write an exhausted poem. The poem can be a first person account of your own exhaustion, or it can describe the exhaustion of someone (or something) else. Heck, I guess it even could be about exhaust, huh?

Here's my attempt for the day:

"Baby bedtime"

When Ben got tired, he'd run
through the house until he
collapsed on the floor. I'd hear
a thump and know he was out.

When Jonah got sleepy, he'd
find a corner and start crying,
and there was nothing you could
do until he fell into a silent slumber.

Will rubs his face, sucks his thumb,
and curls up on his blanket before
closing his eyes. When he's out
he's out; that's how they all are.


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