This is a "shadow" of the rhythm used in "The Nightmare" by Gilbert and Sullivan. Let music inspire your poetry!
You feel so awake and your head starts to ache.
Oh! You just cannot drop off to sleep!
Now your bed seems to shake as you lie there awake
As you frantically count all those sheep.
In this terrible state you’re aware that it’s late,
But some words just float down from the wall.
It’s the night-time you hate and those words irritate
But your readers you want to enthral.
So you get up and then, hunt for paper and pen
To jot down the things on your mind.
Your brain wakes and then you’re ready for when
Your best lines will flow as you’ll find.
As the clock by the door begins chiming at four,
Do you think of the teapot and then,
With your head feeling sore as you pick up and pour,
Do you start writing all over again?
With adrenalin flowing and your confidence growing
Like a river do words start to stream?
Your pen is now moving, your writing’s improving
And you feel like the cat with the cream.
It’s seven in the morning and a new day is dawning.
Are you ready to face this new day?
When you look at your face it’s an awful disgrace
So you return to your bed straight away!
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