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
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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