Sleep is for the Birds — After Rod Stewart, Maggie May (a golden shovel poem)

one sleeps one awake

I wonder when it is that you wake
and ponder what it is that keeps you up.
I am Rod Stewart’s Maggie,
lying — asleep, beside you.
will while away nights — I think
— until I stir and meet your eyes.
think you’re used to this — you’ve got 
a rapport with 4:00 a.m. Something 
I wish I knew, and don’t envy you — to 
eat the night as I drink death’s sleep. You say 
you’ll sleep when you’re dead. I’d like to 
think I’d like the solitude. I could share with you.

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POETIC FORM

golden shovel – Take a line (or lines) from a poem you like. Use each word as an end word in your poem. Keep the end words in order. Credit the original poet, ie. “-after (poet)”.

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POEM A DAY NOVEMBER 2015 – PROMPT:

For today’s prompt, it’s time for another Two-for-Tuesday prompt.

Here are your options:
  1. Take the phrase “Ode to a (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
  2. Take the phrase “(blank) is for the Birds,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
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