Caffeine Is Magic

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Morning is a tired, blurry place.

Can't sit up,

don't want to get up,

I love my bed,

don't want to leave it.


The smell of coffee helps me

to slide out of my warm haven,

I move towards it.

It coaxes me,

to the daytime land downstairs.


It occurred to me this morning that caffeine is magic.

But magic can be good or evil.

Espresso tastes raw

on my lips,

silky in my mouth

sliding down my throat.

Heaven in a tiny cup.


Caffeine's inside me now,

I can feel its presence.

Possessing me.

I'm in control,

but is this feeling real?


A slave to caffeine,

I can do anything,

I am confident and powerful.

But it comes at a price.

Must have more caffeine.


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Black tea,

more tea,

must quench that thirst.

So much energy now,

I am strong.


Night is long, dark and exciting.

Enticing, full of possibilities.

I don't want to sleep,

inspiration is burning me.

Must create, must write, must do everything.


Early morning I'm still up.

Ideas are getting lazy,

feeling shaky, sick and panicky.

Cheated,

but I can't sleep, sleep is faraway.


Morning is a foreign land,

strange and scary, hostile.

Full of paranoia.

I feel like sleeping, so tired now,

oh the irony.


Coffee is calling,

it will save me!

I listen to its promises,

its heaven-scent, aroma.

The devil in my cup.


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hush4444 4 years ago from Hawaii

I agree - caffeine is magic! What a beautifully written ode to two of my favorite beverages.


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

Thank you for your kind words hush4444! They are my favourite beverages too. I was inspired by having drank far too much caffeine. :)


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Wow not a bad effort here in describing an addiction that really does have a greater hold on most of us than Strawberries and cream! Thanks for reminding me to put the jug on again! Take care..


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Ahhh. . . coffee and tea! I could not go through my day without them.

Beautiful and fun poem. Well done!

Thank you!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

This is awesome! It describes me so perfectly! I do love my bed and the thought of a lovely, hot cup of strong coffee is just the thing to get me moving - especially on cold winter mornings. But as much as I love coffee, your poem also expresses, wonderfully and vividly, the down side of caffeine.

I loved this. Bookmarked as a favourite + voted up awesome!


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

Thank you for all your very kind comments. It kind of wrote itself last night when I had loads of caffeine in me. In fact I think it was probably the caffeine that wrote it!

Glad I was able to provide a reminder Pearldiver! And I think it's an addiction that lots of us don't realise we have half the time..

SanneL, yes I need them both at different times. Thank you.

Seeker7, yes, it is indeed especially wonderful on a cold winter morning. And I cetainly realised the down-side when I couldn't sleep last night! I'm grateful for your kind words.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia

Hot chocolate is another of my favourites...maybe next time you write an ode to this sweet beverage from heaven...beautiful poem, thanks for sharing:)


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

Thank you Beata, I was thinking of including hot chocolate as I love that too. Didn't really seem to fit in this poem, but yes, maybe I can do another one especially for it. I agree about the sweet beverage from heaven...


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Oh yes...coffee! Love it..."need" it...want it! A dear friend bought me Starbucks Christmas Blend for a gift. Just opened it and brewed my first pot. Heaven!


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

Thanks for your comment Sinea Pies. That's a great friend to buy you coffee! Enjoy your Christmas Blend, it sounds wonderful.


george331 4 years ago

Great poem! It is especially nice for me because I read it as I was having a cup of freshly ground and brewed cup of coffee --my first for the day.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I could taste that coffee! lol! but I do agree, too much can make you shaky! I tend to drink a nice cup of tea first thing, then hit the coffee later, thank goodness for those two, I would never get up early without them!


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Marla Rose 4 years ago from Aventura, Florida

Coffee is Magical! Love the article Moon Daisy. Without my cup of magic every morning, I don't know how I would function.


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

Thanks George331! I'm glad you were enjoying a nice cup of coffee while reading my hub. Thanks for visiting.

Nell, I'm glad it was so realistic. :) Yes, it's difficult for me to function in the morning without coffee or tea. Thank goodness indeed!

Marla Rose, I agree, it really is magic, and without it a lot of people wouldn't function, and then where would we be? Thank you for your comment.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Moon Daisy ~ this poem is an excellent expose on the physical and emotional effects of coffee and its active ingredient caffeine in the body. Blessings, Debby


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

Thanks for your kind words Debby.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Moon ~ I have also written hubs on coffee and even one on spider that might be of interest. Your talent to write the essence of a substance is commendable. Blessings, Debby


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful Poem - I can tell Coffee is one of your passions.

Thanks.


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

Thanks again for the lovely comment Debby. I will take a look at your spider and coffee hubs.


kelleyward 4 years ago

Beautiful. I didn't realize how much I really enjoy drinking coffee until I read this. I identified with your experience. Great Hub!


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Joyette Fabien 4 years ago from Dominica

Hey, I'm a coffee lover too so this poem really speaks to me! However, I have been able to keep the love going without getting to addiction. I have one glorious cup of coffee a day - hot, black and sweet - then I'm good for the rest of the day!


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

Thank you kelleyward. I'm glad I helped you to realise how much you love coffee! Thank you for your kind words.

Joyette, I'm glad it spoke to you! Hot, black and sweet is also my favourite way to have coffee. It is a morning treat, glorious indeed! Thank you for your comment.


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daisyjae 4 years ago from Canada

The title of this hub caught my eye. I also love my caffeine, I always say I am going to cut back but I never do.


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

You sound just like me! Titles with coffee or caffeine in the title are sure to catch my eye too. And you're another Daisy! Thanks for your comment.


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FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

Great poem...spreading the magic of caffeine...


cyndigreen 4 years ago

Very true.. coffee helps a lot on everyday's routine.


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Woody Marx 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I must agree. Without coffee the pyramids would never have been pyramided. Without a shot of caffeine the Eiffel Tower would likely be the Eiffel Inconsequential. It is coffee makes the world go-round, not money, and the only ones to profit from it's lack would be the people who sell mattresses, because that is where half the world would be all day without the allure of the caffeine kick that beckons us to arise from our beds and face the world that awaits us on the other side of the exit-door of Starbucks.

Obviously I've had too much coffee today. ;)


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Moon Daisy 4 years ago from London Author

Thanks for your lovely comments! I also would not function very well without them, and yes, I'm not very good at getting up early without a nice espresso.

Woody, I'm sure you are right about all those things. I'm sure all those great thoughts were inspired, or helped along, with a little caffeine too. :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

Coffee calls to me too. I couldn't make it through the day without it.


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Moon Daisy 2 years ago from London Author

I hear you KoffeeKlatch Gals. Thanks for visiting my hub. :)

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