Birth of a day outdoors ................Free verse

In the long and at times tortured silence of night
comes a sober promise
the birthing of a new day
it all begins with an almost unperceived sound
what was it
the flitter of a starling
or a squirrel

What small sound or movement awaits me
but the awakening from a dream
and does even the false dawn make a sound ?
I wonder aloud
but then I awaken too

And I do so with the first words of a robin
first words are almost perfect
I have known many like that too
at this instant of awakening
yet I listen intently to a voice from another
language another world

And it speaks the language of the other
worlds where even stars sound out
small voices like children
in a distant park

Yet mostly in the night
and as planets must have their
say as well
though a bit louder an
boisterous

But it is the first delicate breath of a new born day
the tiniest sounds of a dawn
that intrigue me most
For they wish not to awaken me but
grow impatient as I slumber
and the more I come alive
so too do they


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fpherj48 7 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

ED....I LOVE your Poetry. Always so moving, inspiring & REAL.

BTW....LOL, Ed, I just read your comment to Grace's forum post about "VENTING." Now, this is what I call "Ironic." I agree with you totally about PC. I cannot say enough negative things about the severe damage that the insane PC craze has created for all of us and our Nation!

I wanted to respond to your comment, but you see, I was banned from the forums for my serious LACK of PC!!! I was silenced just like the Iranians & other oppressed people are!!

Will I ever embrace PC?? N-E-V-E-R. it's the biggest scam that the gov't has ever tried to pull off. They won't get me to play the game!

I love you Ed and I'm with you 100%......Paula


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MsDora 7 months ago from The Caribbean

As beautiful as the dawn itself. Thanks for such a good read!


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ahorseback 7 months ago Author

Oh Paula , to hell with the forums , seriously , I think the only reason I go there is to spread agitation to liberal P.C. er's , How bout if we start our own rules for a forum ......Our way damn it !.LOL


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fpherj48 7 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Yes, ED, I know you are right. Except that when the "team" communicates with writers here, they use the FORUMS to do so. This is always "nice" of them, I think to further ostracize and shun those they treated like dog poo to begin with with unfair, undemocratic, ludicrous penalties.

I have no more to say to them. When they lose productive, loyal talent one by one as they have been doing due to ignoring the issues important to community members, they can have a huge Loser's Party with the trolls and idiots who have tormented & harassed us, knowing we're forbidden to protect our work and defend our image.

If we could start our own site, what a wonderful thing that would be.

Everyone could have the rights we are born with.......Paula


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ahorseback 7 months ago Author

MsDora , thank you my kind friend !


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ahorseback 7 months ago Author

Paula , We have to settle for the "Knowing " ,that we are better than the naïve in forums , as well as the same in Hub management ! Be well and keep up the awesome work !.........Ed

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