Writing 101 Days 3, 4, and 5.

Writing 101 Days 3, 4, and 5.

I’m taking Writing 101: A Poem a Day through WordPress Blogging U. I’m a little behind, but here are the rest of my assignments for the week. I changed Day 4’s prompt from the unit of time to other kinds of seconds.

Typing on laptop DeathtoStock


I‘m not an insomniac, Doctor. I sleep all

Night–minutes at a time.

Sometimes hours at a time. I wake, check

Out the clock, and go right back to sleep.

Many times I dream. Annoying, familiar dreams.

Nagging, tedious dreams. Posting-on-Facebook dreams.

In the morning, I wake exhausted and

Anxious as my memories of the night escape.



I’ll have another.

(Never the top applicant,

Always second-best.)


You who hate my liberty

Have stolen my freedom

Leaving distrust in your wake.

Anyone who looks like you is under suspicion.

Even I am presumed guilty

As I negotiate the airport obstacle course.

If my land is so evil, stay away.

Make your country the envy of mine.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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