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Aneeq Ahmed / Word Painter

Tired…tired… oh so very tired.

There once was a little man who was so very tired.

Tired of sleep, Tired of sheep, Tired of meat.

He wasn’t sure what to do so he asked his older brother.

The older brother told him to go to the town’s doctor.

He went to the doctor to find a cure to help him not be tired.

The doctor said not to be worried, it was all very common.

The next day the doctor woke up and felt oh so very tired.

The doctor went to visit the little man and saw no one there.

The doctor asked the older brother and found out the little man was dead.


(Published November 2022)