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The Morning

The morning broke pragmatically As the warmth kissed the dew goodbye. And the thunder clouds who haunted nigh Had fled and left an open sky. Where an aged thrasher voiced a song of love That rained down from up on high. The towered trees would cast their shade As the Sun rose to melt the day. And a breath of coolness came over me To lead my soul astray. And marvel at the many twigs and leaves Still left from fall's decay. A beguiling tiger lily lay at my feet To mark its space from meddling spores. And claim a right to live its life As the victor of a callous Nature's wars. But it brought me peace knowing of its bloom Just like the day before. A coppice wall stretched beyond the light To give sense and realm to my domain. And it served me well on weathered days When subjected to an dreary sleeted rain. But this pleasant morning would have none of that So I had few reasons to complain. A Man wavered at his assigned post With a gaunt and haunting stare. And mumbled tearfully as children do Some long forgotten prayer. But as to who and what the message was... I was keenly well aware. And the day wore on till night's first creep With the laws of Nature well behaved. But the thrasher still flew and spun its tune Of a life so grand and brave. And I took great comfort from its song of joy As I lay peacefully in my grave.

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Date: 12/4/2019 12:27:00 PM
Again, what a GREAT ending. You built up to it well, david. so interesting.
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David McHattie
Date: 1/20/2020 2:25:00 PM
Thanks Andrea. I actually wrote the last two lines of this poem first. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 11/25/2019 12:40:00 PM
My friend, truly a very fine tale so wondrously weaved!! A true pleasure to read excellent poetry and not that some actually like writing longer poems, as so oft do I. Another gem to add to my ever growing fav list!
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David McHattie
Date: 11/25/2019 7:10:00 PM
Thanks Robert. High praise indeed from a wonderful poet like yourself. Have a great day.
Date: 10/13/2019 12:54:00 PM
Splendid write, David - my kind of poetry! Many thanks for taking time to comment on the misadventures of Cletus O'Toole! Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob H
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David McHattie
Date: 11/25/2019 7:12:00 PM
At the moment I'm dealing with writer's block but I'm sure things will turn and the words will flow. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 10/12/2019 6:41:00 PM
A fine write, David, with nice rhyme and flow too. Have A great day, Gordon
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David McHattie
Date: 11/25/2019 7:13:00 PM
I love Death as a poetic subject... everyone can relate. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 10/8/2019 12:11:00 AM
G'day David … wow; didn't expect that ending. I read your verse again and it all made perfect sense - thank you David - Lindsay
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David McHattie
Date: 11/25/2019 7:15:00 PM
Death is the ultimate ending for everything... until the robots rise up and use our brains for fuel. Have a great day.
Date: 10/4/2019 5:37:00 AM
You as well David. Thanks for your visit.
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Date: 10/2/2019 9:39:00 AM
I like being surprises and your ending filled the bill.
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David McHattie
Date: 10/2/2019 5:38:00 PM
I'm like a box of cracker jacks. Always a little surprise at the end. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 10/2/2019 7:38:00 AM
Very well crafted my friend...amazing what the morning can bring...all the best David...wheres the toons?...^WW^ :o)
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David McHattie
Date: 10/2/2019 5:36:00 PM
It's amazing how many poems have been written about the 'morning.' Just shows how truly creative people are. Stay frosty my friend.
Date: 9/30/2019 6:41:00 PM
Very somber David. I didn't expect the ending. While reading I was engulfed in your words as they simply flowed right along. But I knew from the beginning that this wasn't one of your usual tales for children; and yet still, I never thought, until I reached, this poem's ending. Very much enjoyed David. Thank you.
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David McHattie
Date: 10/2/2019 5:35:00 PM
Thanks Jeff. I've always thought that if dying was a bad idea... everyone wouldn't do it. Have a great day.