Rip Van Winkle, wondrous gent
Famous for his slumberous bent
He slept forty years
But now, it appears
Those slumber filled years were misspent

Too many years he bed-fully dozed
Too many years he was too indisposed
Rip napped through four-score
But will never, no more
Nap life away in a sleepy repose

From Rip, we've learned this lesson
A lesson, worth our carressin'
If we sleep life away
We'll miss life's buffet
So we won't forty years be a-restin

by Stan Cooper...4/21/01 graphic by Don Hunt

Poetry by Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2007-03-07 at 03:47

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