Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?

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Awake by dayKnight
Asleep by night
The Sandman comes
To start a fight

Dreams of cars
Dreams of bikes
Dreams of swords
Dreams of pikes

gothicloveDreams of roads
Dreams of sea
Dreams of you
Dreams of me

Sandman comes
And sprinkles dust
Gives dreams of love
And sometimes lust

Running racesNightmare
Triumphs had
Suddenly changing
From good to bad

Nightmare horrors
Death and pain
Molten lava
Acid rain

Running hard
But nowhere fast
Looking down
Legs in casts

Dantes Peak 5Sandman laughs
Sandman whoops
Sandman has you
Jumping hoops

Sandman leaves
As night time ends
He never tires
Or makes new friends

Awake with a start
From alarms and chimes
Hopefully Sandman will
Miss you next time


© A Forbes 2014

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46 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman

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  2. Love the poem….it is so true! I have a love/hate relationship with da Sandman. Sometimes he leaves me alone. But most nights I do not sleep all night without waking up at least 3 or 4 times. 😦

  3. This one missed my reader prompt but I am glad that I tracked back a little or I would have missed out on one of your finest poems, I really like this one Al and well done my wicked friend. I think the lust part stands out in this one but then I always find time to enjoy the darker pleasures of life, or is that the essence of wickedness? Either way I like it 🙂 😉

    Have a ghoulishly exciting start to your Monday Al 🙂


  4. I’m like most writers and other artists in that I have a great deal of trouble falling asleep. My mind is going constantly, so stopping it requires either extreme exhaustion or a few hours of just lying in bed.

    • Haha 🙂 Thank you Rosy. It just kind of rambled on for me. The first couple flowed, and it was a case of just coaxing the rest out 🙂

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    • Thank you Ute 🙂 It’s one of those that wrote itself. I prefer the good bits though to the bad ones.They are always the more enjoyable

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