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Darkness Arising

As autumn arrives and mornings grow dark
I struggle to get out of bed
When I hear the alarm, I press the ‘snooze’
And pull the duvet up over my head

The alarm sounds again, I switch it off
Turning over for five more mins
Until some time later I’m rushing around
Late for work, because I’ve slept in!

This never occurs in the summer
When I’m up, out of bed, with the larks
So why do I find it an arduous task
To do the same, when mornings are dark?

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 12:11:00 PM
    Janette, :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 3/16/2014 12:05:00 PM
    I don't have the answer, but I can sure relate..congrats on your featured work. BG

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 9:37:00 AM
    Brilliant write.Congratulations on your poem being featured this, week, janette

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 12:56:00 PM
    Alas you are human. We all do it. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 10:15:00 AM
    Janette, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying The Soups top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 12:25:00 PM
    I'm retired until I decide to go back to work. Maybe in the Spring. My husband supports us and I do quite well gambling. I stay up late all seasons and get up when I wake up. Nice huh? I play Scrabble and write on the computer after watching tv with my hubby or going out. Ellen

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 11:18:00 AM
    A good question i have to wonder myself about but being a night owl i question what the heck im doing up in the daylight good write

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 1:13:00 PM
    Oh Janette u have read my mind also with this lovely poem and the change from those glorious Summer days into the dark Winter ones... I too am a "summer girl" and this poem says it all... good write and also a good blog ... thankxxx for your comments on my featured poem this week.. blessings... luv ... Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 3:34:00 PM
    Hi Janette, Can I ever relate to these sentiments. Living in Alaska, It seems with the shorter days all winter I have a tendancy to want to stay in bed longer too under my snug down comfortor. Truly enjoyed! Thanks for sharing your amazing poetry and for you lovely comments. Keep writing and I'll keep reading, smile. Love Light Truth Patty

  1. Date: 10/27/2009 11:14:00 AM
    That is so true.... and sounds like me in the mornings. Brilliant poem I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for your earlier comments. Pam.

  1. Date: 10/12/2009 10:23:00 AM
    It's that old bio, just doesn't want to change with the time change. Smile, Beautiful verse Lady, Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 11:48:00 AM
    Hilarious and so true Janette...Great stuff! Daylight Savings too...Spring forward, Fall back?? So what if we "gain" an hour?? We gotta' give it right back (I have worn out many snooze buttons) - Tim

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 4:33:00 PM
    Some people have SAD that effects them when there isn't enought sunlight. A special kind of light will help. Sometimes our bodies are in tune to the sun and moon more than we know. Interesting topic that you have choosen with coming fall and winter. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 12:39:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poem today. Please continue writing and sharing with us Janette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 10:35:00 AM
    There is something more inviting about the sunshine!! Cute poem, Janette!!