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Silly Sunrise

Oh, does the night come some quickly, creeping 
into my room unannounced just as I raise my 
head from saying my nightly prayer. As I 
snuggle into the warmth of my satin sheets... 
As I began to tumble and toss in and out of my 
dilatory sleep... in a desperate attempt to catch 
Morpheus in my dreams…in and out of my 
somewhat comatose state I toss and turn 
as I clinch my pillow over my face. As my 
neighbors dog bark on and on repeatedly... 
in his endless effort to protect his master from 
the unseen. It’s as if he seems to delight in my 
peerless chase of a good nights sleep? And the shadows 
that always seem to play endless and abundant mind 
games as they jiggle and wriggle and almost seem to sniggle 
at my errant attempt to catch Mr. Sleepy times call for 
my exasperated body to fall asleep. Passing cars 
and their never ending lights that seem to play tricks on 
the mind…as I linger in and out of my 
semiconscious state of mind. The old grandfather 
clock that sits downstairs, just below the bottom 
landing of my steps… it just never seems to stop 
ticking as its swaying pendulum keeps on a clicking.  
Wandering sounds that seem to flood the late 
night air and never seem to dissipate, they 
only seems too get even louder into the wee hours 
of the night.  While I still rumble with my body in 
my futile attempt to get a good nights rest. 
Finally as I do start to get into my morbid state 
of sound sleep…in through my windows and 
crashing through my broken window shades and 
awaking me from my desperately sought sleep? 
That old Silly Sunrise… now demands me to 
awake from the comfort of my semi warm satin sheets.

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  1. Date: 5/3/2009 11:37:00 AM
    Jay, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 9:18:00 AM
    As I said in February, this is wonderful writing Jay and now that it is a "first round survivor" ... smile ... good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 1:19:00 PM
    Jay, congratulations on your 3 poems making in the semi-finals. I wish you the very best in the finals. I love reading your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 8:24:00 PM
    congrat on a well deseverd first round survival. wishing you all the best in the finals. love Leke

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 6:04:00 AM
    Congrats on all three poems making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 8:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Jay. May you have many more featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 6:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week, God Bless*Tyesha

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 10:06:00 AM
    Great description of insomnia, Jay !! This is a very well-deserved piece of writing to be selected as a feature this week. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 6:02:00 PM
    Jay - great job on this - I just wanted to say congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 6:57:00 AM
    Congrats Jay on "Silly Sunrise" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 2/23/2009 5:02:00 PM
    Warmest congrats Jay on your awesome featured write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/19/2008 6:26:00 AM
    Wonderful job on this piece.

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 4:57:00 AM
    Thank you all for your wonderful heart felt complements and honor. God Bless you all during this holiday season! JAAT

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 5:36:00 AM
    You certainly captured 'one of those awful sleepless nights' so very well. Something we can all relate to. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season. (and a better night's sleep!) Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 5:34:00 PM
    Some nights seem soooo long in our struggle to find sleep! Well written, well described in this poem! ~ Carrie