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Sleepwalk Johnson

Updated on February 22, 2011

 Sleepwalk  Johnson


Jim Johnson had done a lot of sleepwalking

He'd done it through the years

Sometimes he didn't know what he'd be waking up to

Which brought on many fears.


Sometimes he'd wake up in his house

Others walking on the street

Most times wearing little

And with nothing on his feet.


Once asleep he knew he was capable

Of doing almost anything

But it was still surprising for him

To wake up in the boxing ring.


He'd appeared at the start of a big fight

One of the boxers thought he was his foe

He tried to tell him he was here by mistake

And he really had to go.


But the boxer was so focussed

He punched him and put him in a daze

He knocked Jim Johnson over

And knocked him out for days.


For those days he was sleeping

For those days he couldn't walk

But when he fully recovered

His life was in a bit of a shock.


He had become a local celebrity

His full sleepwalking story had been told

The press called him 'Sleepwalk Johnson'

And the film rights had been sold.


So 'Sleepwalk Johnson' became a star

His life was full of free lunches

All because of his sleepwalking nights

And the time he rolled with the punches.






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      michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks a lot for your kind words kirutaye. Very much appreciated.


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      kirutaye 6 years ago from London, UK

      I live reading your hubs. They are so imaginative and creative and always put a smile on my face. Well done and thank you. :o))

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      michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

      Hi CMCastro, Thanks a lot for your comments on this. Yes just towards the end of writing it that story came into my head as well- in a sort of rags to riches equivalent.

      Cheers. Michael.

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      michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

      Hi attemptedhumour, Thanks a lot for the comment, and no, absolutely nothing about it is true. The name came to me and i just thought it's the sort of name a boxer would have so just made it all up.


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      Christina M. Castro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      This "Mr. Johnson" you describe makes me think of the US citizen recently who became an overnight star with his eloquent voice and he was just a beggar on the street. I've done my sleep walking but never to the extreme as your character. Good hub!

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      I'll try it tonight, nice job Michael. Is it true though?