Early Riser



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Dawn draws nigh

As time goes by

And I am left here wanting

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Nothing worse

Than tragic curse

For the words I am hunting

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Metronome

In monotone

Counts down to an end

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War profuse

In words to choose

And the time I spend

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It’s no fun

When left undone

The poem I came to write

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Pen will cease

Its thoughtful tease

With the coming light

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Tough it seems

That in my dreams

Words have their own wills

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Work does call

For after all

Its what pays the bills

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Comments
13 Responses to “Early Riser”
  1. beth says:

    work is always getting in the way )

  2. jonicaggiano says:

    I am glad you do or we wouldn’t get to read such pieces. This one really hit home with me because I get an idea and it is usually at night. I write a few lines but often it is revisited the first few lines that I can finish. Great piece I am guessing most poets feel similarly. You described it beautifully though Brad. Have a lovely day. Sending a lot of hugs and love your way. Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you dear Jonikins! It is nice to know I am not the only one. Hugs and kisses!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        You are not alone believe me regarding this challenge. Sending hugs and kisses back. Thanks for those I miss getting hugs from friends. So another really strong hug. I am not one of those one arm huggers I am all in. Maybe it is a southern thing but we are big huggers. Love ya Brad, Jonikins

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Oof! I felt this one!! Although, I am currently not working, the thought of the mundane has my skin crawling, but we do what we must, and such is life, all things require balance!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    I find it so interesting how people are wired differently, and we can all be productive in our own ways. Are you an early morning writer, Brad? I used to have students who could concentrate, despite all kinds of noise and different activities happening in my classroom. I could never do that.

  5. Jim Borden says:

    perhaps work may also inspire some of your poetry, so maybe it does more than just pay the bills… 🙂

  6. Matcha says:

    I too rise early. It is the only way to get things done. Work also always makes me cut things short.

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