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Good Morning Cruel World

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Good Morning Cruel World

I open my eyes and I can hear the clock radio blaring it's tunes and screaming at me to get up. I lazily reach my hand out to find that button, the button that is larger than the rest, hoping I can press it one more time to return to my slumber. 


Aching and stiff from laying on one side or the other I drag my feet and legs off the sheet to tip them over the edge of the bed. I can feel the carpet under foot and I reach to flip on a light. Looking down now at my feet resting on the carpet, I wonder, what excuse could I come up with to go back to sleep? 


Softly the clock radio continues it's morning tribute and I am still thinking and dreaming of my slumber. All is lost now, I must put forth my effort to rise to a standing position. I can feel my muscles tense in anguish as I push my feet firmly into the carpet. I continuely apply more and more pressure to rise up and stand, for at the same time I know, My slumber is at an end. No matter how hard I think and my body screams to return to that peaceful bliss of slumber, I must push on. A new day has dawned and I must prepare for it. 



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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Good morning Donald, , '''CONGRATULATIONS''' On your featured poem of the week... Have yourself a nice and beautiful Sunday... -XOX- Love Linda

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Your description of how most people feel in the morning is so realistic. It describes myself and many others perfectly! How real is that? Let me put it this way, it's REAL!! Well-worded and outstanding in detail. Congratulations on your featured writing!...Milt

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Caught the heart of Monday and Friday, Donald, nicely said

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Dear Donald, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. I feel YOUR anguish, I tell YOU what I will try to stick around the Soup for another 20 years If YOU Write the same idea of this POEM in 20 years. I almost have to have someone help me put my feet on the Floor. Very Emotive POEM Superb Write.With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:12:00 PM
    wow...i love this poem.. and expression....LINDA

    Williams Avatar Donald Williams
    Date: 3/25/2013 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Linda, I was having one of those mornings LOL