Early Morning Poetry

I woke, at three, as baby stirred;
The birds were no help, either.
My brain, a-swirl, my hunger roused,
I grabbed a jacket, cer’al doused

And here, I sit –
Or, rather, lay
And contemplate if that’s the way
To say that here I am, reclined,
When, still, my brain’s a racing mind.

For now, at five, as baby wakes,
And time’s flown by
While here, I lie,
I realize I’ll need to rise
Before the garbage truck arrives.

After all,
it’s near sunrise. 🌞

Β© Chel Owens

28 thoughts on “Early Morning Poetry

  1. Herb April 28, 2021 / 10:59 pm

    And that’s the way of it for some of us.

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  2. obbverse April 28, 2021 / 11:20 pm

    There ain’t enough hours in the day, least as I remember. A few words of sympathy?
    Roused from a deep
    Well deserved too-short sleep,
    Hear them birdies chirpily cheep;
    It’s enough to make you softly weep.

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    • Chel Owens April 29, 2021 / 5:24 am

      Yes, the birds are much more cheerful-sounding after a full night’s rest! 🐦

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  3. Hobbo April 29, 2021 / 2:00 am

    Nicely penned. Insomnia can be a sod!

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    • Chel Owens April 29, 2021 / 5:25 am

      …I expect that to be the title of your next poem! πŸ™‚

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    • Chel Owens April 29, 2021 / 5:26 am

      I do, too! πŸ™‚ So, you’re saying I’ll get sleep one day?


  4. bosssybabe April 29, 2021 / 6:12 am

    Lol garbage trucks are such dream-killers 😭🀣 husband made me take out the garbage bin to the road today πŸ™„

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    • Chel Owens April 29, 2021 / 4:06 pm

      Man, we have so much garbage with all our kids. I need a conveyor belt.

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  5. willowdot21 April 30, 2021 / 2:31 am

    So many nights like this….minus the babies now though πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  6. johnlmalone April 30, 2021 / 11:24 pm

    it’s hard to sleep. no matter how tired your body is, if your mind is racing, even if it’s only composing a poem πŸ™‚

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  7. D. Wallace Peach May 1, 2021 / 9:34 am

    I imagine you would rather have been sleeping, Chelsea. Is a nap a possibility?? Or coffee? I hope tonight brings sweet dreams. πŸ™‚

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  8. Jules May 1, 2021 / 11:36 am

    Some neighborhoods let you put out the trash the night before… that is if you remember to do it. Ours used to come later in the day, but they switch up the pick up time so now we have to get it to the curb at night or we’ll miss the pick up!

    I’m not sure if I ever got back to sleeping through the night – and I only had two!

    (I keep checking my box… nothing yet… did you get my follow up email? I’ve got something picked out for you!)

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    • Chel Owens May 1, 2021 / 12:37 pm

      Yes, I can put the trash out early. It was one of those “I’ll do it in the morning” garbage days you regret. πŸ™‚

      I received your email but am forcing myself to send yours first!

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      • Jules May 1, 2021 / 12:39 pm

        I know about those… garbage days. Delegate! Maybe to one of your older children! πŸ˜‰

        No worries. I’ll keep checking – though maybe not today.

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    • Chel Owens May 6, 2021 / 8:26 pm

      You may be able to relate!


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