First timer…and “old timer”…but this is definitely a CHALLENGE!

Since I am not a coffee drinker…but a Chocolate-a-holic…I am armed with a supply for the Marathon. and WATER….my lovely Filtered water system will be full…and will provide the refreshing drink (to wash down the chocolate!) On a “normal” night I rarely sleep more than three hours without waking up….and I am retired…no job to go to….so I THINK this is possible. NOW, about the writing poems …one an hour for 24 hours? I often compose poetry in my so-called sleep at night…but I’m too tired to get up and write them down. I’ve written song lyrics for the two CDs I have produced in the past sixteen years…and some of those lyrics came in the night! I told my facebook friends….”I plan to be composing all night long….and hope I will NOT be DEcomposing!” Yes, I am a silly poet…hooked on Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein and others from my own childhood. I cannot resist rhyming….alliteration…(I’m from Iowa…the Corn State….thus the corny jokes) and all manner of silliness. When I delivered original “singing telegrams” a few years ago…(in costume and as characters like Mae West, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Blanch from Golden Girls…you can tell my age by the gals I portrayed) the rhyming “gift” brought me a part time income. How Fun to make somebody’s day with a surprise performance of their very own original greeting! Ah, this should be FUN….yet totally exhausting! Making plans to sleep most of Sunday …after the final poem is produced at 8 a.m. Mountain time! (9 a.m. ET)

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