For hours, I’ve been tossing and turning,
trying to sleep for so long.
I followed my usual bedtime routine.
I don’t know what went wrong.
I wrestled a bit with my brother,
found some Halloween candy to eat.
checked my status online to see if anyone
noticed my latest Tweet.
I watched a new horror movie,
poured a big glass of water to drink,
and played all my favorite video games,
but I still haven’t slept a wink!
I'm giving away a copy of Write a Poem Step by Step every day in April. The book is based on my school visit presentations and includes a simple plan you can follow to create your own poems. I wrote it for students, teachers, and writers of all ages.
Post a comment here to enter. I'll choose one at random tomorrow and drop a copy of Write a Poem Step by Step in the mail—U.S. addresses only, please. I’ll email you for your mailing address if you win. And if you don't win right away, please check back again. I'll have 31 copies to share!