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The Daily Prompt – April 11 – When You Sleep


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt:

Begin a poem with the phrase:

When you sleep…

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

2 comments on “The Daily Prompt – April 11 – When You Sleep

  1. Robert Long
    April 11, 2014

    When you sleep, you are not just overtaken by darkness
    Your mind is freed from the shackles of reality.
    It has a few hours to do whatever it pleases.
    It drifts through the verse, searching for anything.
    We sometimes visualize it in dreams
    But the mind wishes to keep its adventures secret
    So we forget them.
    We cannot tell exactly where our mind has been once it has been freed from us, for however long that may be
    All we know us that it went somewhere, and did something, before returning to us.

  2. JG Allan
    April 12, 2014

    When you sleep, you dream a dream in time gone by when hopes were high and life worth living.

    When you sleep, you dream that dreamers often lie
    (in bed asleep while they do dream things true)

    When you sleep perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub,
    For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
    When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
    Must give us pause.

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