Monday, October 4, 2010

Brave New Day...


It's the morning, darkness still reigns.
I slide out of bed,
tuning in to creaking knees,
a puppet getting aligned,
standing for the first run of the day.
To the bathroom.

Why go back to bed?
To fake finding that last dream?
I don't think so.
Better to feel a purpose
running red within my veins.

Heroic tasks may arise
after the first dust devil appears
next to the cat.
Brush in hand,
I find importance in a sweep.
Kitty gives me his back.
Little surprises await.
Better look down.

I am peering through the window
to welcome a day
that will be important.
As it seems every day at sun up.
Life itself is palpable.

It's only midday that signals a truth
that tickles my ear,
and a whisper says,
you can take a nap now.

I succumb,

to gather energy
for the amazing night yet to be.
And then to bed.

      An optimist's lament?  Except optimists don't lament!

c copyright/all rightsreserved/ 2010


Tess Kincaid said...

Very rarely do I slip back into bed to fake finding that last dream. But when I do, it's so nice!

Linda said...

Nice poem. Sleep is precious, just ask a cat. Purrr!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Hmm...maybe I'll try it one of these days..but I sort of like the afternoon nap!!

Lyn said...

Hi Linda-
Indeed, my cat's been sleeping all of this very cool day..snuggle time!

Vicki Lane said...

Ah, those heroic tasks of vacuuming and chasing dust bunnies. I know them well.

Olivia said...

very beautifully expressed.. Dreams are myriad super images.. I chase them often

Here's mine:

All the Best

Jingle said...

This is so very beautiful!
wow, you take my breath away.

A Cuban In London said...

"Why go back to bed?
To fake finding that last dream?"

There was a rotund YES! welling up inside me as I read those lines. Marvellous poem.

Now go back to bed, dear. :-)

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi Olivia-
Thanks for visiting, and your kind words..and thanks for the invitation!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
So happy that this pleases you...thanks!!

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
So glad you agree!..I also believe that sometimes (early) we should just call it a day!

Unknown said...

You get up while it's still dark, Lyn?! It gets rather tricky trying to fit things in around the sleep!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
I do indeed get up at about 2 minutes to 6:00 every's part of my dwindling Aries energy. Must teach my brain some new tricks!!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

welcome to Rally week 3o.
Let me know if you are ready, thanks for the support.

sleep well,
write well,

you have made a beautiful point here.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thanks..always want to participate, then things get soooo jammed up..gotta get my brain back!! Trying...

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...
I invite you to attend Thursday Poets Rally week 31 hosted by Jingle!
sign in, link in a poem, poetry awards are assigned upon meeting the requirement.
let me know when you are ready.
Thanks a lot.

no worry, you could link in an poem, comment later when you are free, it is a week long rally,
no obligation, letting you know that this week I offer awards.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
I love your invitation, and if my poetic brain starts sorting stuff out, I'll try to show up..Thank you, thank you...


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