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It Takes the Dawn

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Corinne
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0 posted 06-07-2000 12:39 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

It Takes Dawn

Sleep comes readily,
Body falling to fatigue,
Folding into velvet night.

Dreams play easily,
‘Til the clock strikes four,
Rounding a downtown corner,

The sky lightens visibly,
Birds signaling predawn,
Streets awash in dream rain.

Three balls juggling,
Before the eyes, dazzling,
Perilous their display,

Triple faces of fear:
Failure, dismay, isolation
Circling, a hostile dance,

Sapping restoration,
All muscles tightening,
Echoing life like a knife.

‘Tis the darkest then,
Awake and trembling,
When we are most lost.

It takes the dawn
To bring deep sleep,
Safe keeping in morn.

© 2000 Corinne Bailey


  


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Effigy
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1 posted 06-07-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Effigy

Nice I like.  Very pretty poem.
brian madden
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2 posted 06-07-2000 02:02 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Triple faces of fear:
Failure, dismay, isolation
Circling, a hostile dance,

Sapping restoration,
All muscles tightening,
Echoing life like a knife.

I know what these restless nights  are like,
morning can be a mixture of a blessing and a curse. a great poem, dark yet dreamy.  


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"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers
"Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair"

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.


Sudhir Iyer
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3 posted 06-07-2000 02:05 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Triple faces of fear:
Failure, dismay, isolation
Circling, a hostile dance,

Sapping restoration,
All muscles tightening,
Echoing life like a knife.

‘Tis the darkest then,
Awake and trembling,
When we are most lost.

It takes the dawn
To bring deep sleep,
Safe keeping in morn.
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This is flowing surreal poetry from you Corinne, amazing talent you have got. Thanks for posting this one...

Regards, sudhir.


 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
SpitFire
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4 posted 06-07-2000 02:53 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Corinne,...you hit this right on.  I echo Brian's thoughts about the mornings...so true.  Thanks for such a great read. Take care. *Peace.
LngJhnAg
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5 posted 06-07-2000 03:04 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Corinne - are you and that lil Spifire keeping each other up at night???  lol - Now I'm really yawning - this is a great depiction of restlessness.
Corinne
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6 posted 06-07-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks,Effigy!

Thank you, Brian, I feel you understand.

Thank you kindly, Sudhir, Long John and Spitfire.

Corinne

Parker
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7 posted 06-08-2000 12:23 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, this style seemed a little different for you, but as always done very well.
Sometimes we have to wait out the night, the warmth of the rising sun, is an ancient comfort. The darkness always passes...
I hope you had a wonderful morning.

Park
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8 posted 06-08-2000 07:19 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Corinne~
Been there .... many times the comfort
of the dawn brings the deepest slumber.
Kind of like that time between the first
alarm and the second one ! Sweet slumber.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Danny Holloway
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9 posted 06-08-2000 09:38 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

~~very nice writing~~
dh


 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

Corinne
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10 posted 06-08-2000 11:22 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you for your kind words, Parker. It will pass, I get insomnia every so often, it usually lasts several weeks then leaves.

Thank you, too Marge and Danny.  Yes, Marge, it feels safer to sleep at dawn, when I imagine most serial killers are just going to bed!

What an imagination, eh?

Corinne
 
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