SLEEP, Writing 101, Poetry: The Commons

  SLEEP     (Day 3)

No thoughts of past, present and future
Sleep like a baby.
Thoughts of play, friends and school
Sleep like a child.
Thoughts of peers and wants and desires
Sleep like a youth.
Thoughts of work and money and family
Sleep like a person with added responsibilities,
Thoughts of dreams achieved and lost
Sleep like a middle aged person.
Thoughts of health, physical and mental
Sleep like a person entering old age.
Thoughts of the last, final sleep
Sleep like a person with only the future.

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9 Replies to “SLEEP, Writing 101, Poetry: The Commons”

  1. Lovely use of anaphora!
    Something about it reminded me of Jacques’ speech “All the world’s a stage.” (Check out the “Seven Ages of Man” reference in Shakespeare’s play, “As You Like It.”)

    1. The speech compares the world to a stage and life to a play, and catalogues the seven stages of a man’s life, sometimes referred to as the seven ages of man: infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, Pantalone and old age, facing imminent death. It is one of Shakespeare’s most frequently quoted passages.
      I just read about anaphora too:)

      I did not know this, thank you for sharing:)

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