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Why am I
So wide awake?
I went to bed
For goodness sake!

I shut the light
And close my eyes
And pray the sandman
Won’t pass me by

My mind’s still going
It’s on a tear
I toss and turn
And get nowhere

It’s no use trying
With all my might
A poet never sleeps
So I get up and write

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