by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

While you here do snoring lie
Language: English 
While you here do snoring lie,
Open-eyed conspiracy
  His time doth take.
If of life you keep a care,
Shake off slumber, and beware:
  Awake, awake!

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Word count: 26