Early Riser


Dawn draws nigh

As time goes by

And I am left here wanting


Nothing worse

Than tragic curse

For the words I am hunting



In monotone

Counts down to an end


War profuse

In words to choose

And the time I spend


It’s no fun

When left undone

The poem I came to write


Pen will cease

Its thoughtful tease

With the coming light


Tough it seems

That in my dreams

Words have their own wills


Work does call

For after all

Its what pays the bills


15 Responses to “Early Riser”
  1. raelynpracht says:

    Love this! Especially, “Metronome in monotone.” That speaks deeply!

  2. beth says:

    wonderful poem, my fellow early riser

  3. Smashing good my friend! Love that last line! A really fun and thought provoking piece. Great work!

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Work gets in the way of so many things. If only we could pay the bills with poems!

    I understand the feeling of wanting to write, sitting down, pen at the ready, and the just won’t flow.

    You are the only person I know who can write such beautiful poetry about not being able to write.

    Bravo, my dear! πŸ‘β€

  5. Bridgette says:

    What a fun poem! I’ve so often had the words come to me while falling asleep or in the shower, but when I sit down to type them they have hidden themselves from me!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I always have something to jot down my random thoughts. Pen and paper by the bed. The ever-present cell phone. You need to just jot a line or two when they strike and revisit them when you can. But I know what it is like when your own words ghost you. Thank you!

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