NaPoWriMo Day 8: Repetition

Wake Up!

Smell the coffee – wake up!
Throw off the covers and get to your feet,
Head to the kitchen so you can eat.
For food, you must wake up!

Wake up, wake up, wake up!

Unless you wake up,
You’re going to be late.
You know you’ll be fired – a terrible fate.
You have to work, wake up!

Wake up, wake up, wake up!

Get the leash, once you wake up.
It’s awfully late, just look at the clock.
It’s time for the dog to go for a walk.
Even the pets say, wake up!

Wake up, wake up, wake up!

It’s way too quiet, wake up!
You cannot sleep in.
Keep laying there, I’ll tickle your chin.
I’ll make you laugh. Wake up!

Wake up, wake up, wake up!

What is that smell? Wake up!
Out of bed you sleepyhead
It’s time for you to shower, instead.
Go wash yourself – wake up!

Wake up, wake up, wake up!

It’s time to wake up,
You slept in too long
And must start your day strong.
Now you have to wake up!

Wake up, wake up, wake up!


What better repetition is there than waking up every morning?  I chose that as my response to the day 8 challenge.

Day 8 Challenge:

Finally, here is our prompt (optional, as always). Because today is the ninth day of NaPoWriMo, I’d like to challenge you to write a nine-line poem. Although the fourteen-line sonnet is often considered the “baseline” form of verse in English, Sir Edmund Spenser wrote The Faerie Queene using a nine-line form of his own devising, and poetry in other languages (French, most particularly) has always taken advantage of nine-line forms. You can find information of various ways of organizing rhyme schemes, meters, etcetera for nine-line works here. And of course, you can always eschew such conventions entirely, and opt to be a free-verse nine-line poet.

 

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About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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