Morning's Brew

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By: Wayne Brown


There’s a peaceful time in the early morning hours


A quiet, somber solitude; a time with a special mood


When the house is quiet; the sun still below the horizon


Just before the morning coffee is brewed



Outside the world has not yet come to morning life


It idles in the dark cover of the quiet night


Sounds hide in the peace of night’s cover


Chaos waits to ride in on the morning light



A time before others in the house mark their presence


Fleeting moments which are solely mine


As that old clock sits upon the long, oak mantle


Registering the ticking passage of time



In those precious moments of the early hour


I am free to dwell upon what I choose


To sit and ponder in this early silence


Just before the morning coffee is brewed



World hunger, world peace, popular, noble thoughts to some


That chip on the kitchen sink enamel; it’s been there for years


The choices are solely mine to sit and contemplate


My hopes, my joys, my dreams, my fears



Those moments the wind dies down; water turns to glass


There’s a stillness in the air as the silent seconds melt away


There’s a newness to every moment as it arrives


Announcing the coming of yet another glorious day



A time when there are no others to question my thoughts


A time when I own the silence and control the attitudes


A time when my own thoughts are awakening


Those moments just before the morning coffee brews



Those moments right after God awakens to the world


And smiles down on all its beauty and charm


The time in which peace and serenity reign on high


Moments when one feels no threat or harm



These moments of solitude and peace slip so quickly past


It is precious time that I will not waste or lose


I must make the best of these fleeting moments


Just before the morning coffee is brewed



©Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved.


12/24/2011


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Wayne, you captured it and well I might add, Peace

Dust


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waleeds 4 years ago from Islamabad,Pakistan

what a beautiful hub wayne, you have made me completely speechless after reading this. you know what i have read it thrice and i am bookmarking this to read it in future...it gives a new and fresh look to the life.

voted up, awesome, beautiful

TAKE CARE


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

My husband does not understand why I like to stay up all night. You have found it. He will never understand it. Beautiful peace.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

There is no place more special than home when it's your own and everyone else is lounging about dreamland. You do have a talent for enjoying the little things and sharing it in such a way everyone can understand. Up and beautiful just like the most special time of day.

God bless.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great poem, I enjoyed reading it. Voted up and beautiful.


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Indeed, but if I'm awake at that hour, it's becaue I haven't yet gone to bed! ;-) I find the late night hours more productive, as your poem indicates, for the same reasons; no one else is up, and there are no interruptions, no phones ringing, no waiting chores.

Voted up and beautiful.


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proudmamma 4 years ago

Beautiful poem, Wayne. You brought to light the quiet time, so many of us enjoy. You have truly captured the essence of it.


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Truckstop Sally 4 years ago

Wayne -- another winner! I could almost anticipate the delicious scent of coffee brewing while reading this hub. I don't have much quiet time in my day, so whenever I can grab a few -- I relish it.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@50 Caliber...Thanks, Dusty...glad you liked it! WB

@waleeds...Wow! The ultimate compliment, I'd say. Glad that it inspires you. WB

@Becky Katz...I wrote this on my scratch pad while waiting for the coffee to brew at my sister's house. It was early and no one was up. It was a really pleasant moment in which to write and the thoughts just came ever so quickly. WB

@poetvix...Thank you. We have to get older to really enjoy the early morning time. There is a sense of ownership in those hours. Thanks for the good words and the great marks! WB

@writer20...Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it. WB

@DzyMsLizzy...Just goes to show that having a time to write is as important as having a place to write. Thanks much. WB

@proudmama...Thank you. I wanted the reader to feel the comfort of those moments...you give me a sense that is the case. WB

@Truckstop Sally...That solitude is hard for all of us to find. I think it is why we become more creatures of habit as we age. We look forward to those moments and relish them dearly. Thanks much! WB


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Melissa McClain 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Love this. Although I have to say that the time period between me waking up and brewing the morning coffee is a very short period of time, lol. Voted up!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Melissa McClain...Thank you...and those moments though short are really precious to you, huh? WB


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Wayne, I more than liked it, I basket in the snapshot I see in my mind and how it's changed over the years but the result is still the same. There was a time that working and raising two girls was the agenda, after work was a no go, it was about cooking dinner and saying no to most the things the girls wanted to do either morally no, financially no and a number of no's that made for long faces that was my job to make smiles of understanding by providing another activity that I had to orchestrate add the tired butt from working and at 9am no excuses home work done dishes in the rack drying two girls under the covers reading books and magazines by flashlight out smarting the old guy, I'm pretty sure your familiar with the drill.Time consumed on obligations. Thank the Lord kids detest 3am. No alarm needed, I rolled out of the rack and hopped to the door and stuck the stump on and crept into the kitchen punched the button and took care of morning needs and rolled the coffeepot table to the recliner and poured that first cup and totally fell into your words of contemplating much of all right down to the lint in my belly button that first pot of coffee was solid gold.

Now days it's a double pot commercial Bunn and two 12 ounce pots from 3 am until I have to get up and make the third pot, no kids just the dogs who amble in and pile on to go back to sleep and fire up this box and look at the 100 hub back log and trying to be fair and read at least one to keep every body happy and failing to keep up. Nothing beats the first go in the mornings with the only thing moving is me.

You described the feeling perfectly and I'm waiting for the morning right now as I finish the dishes and wait for the sun to go down and I come back inside and pile up to sleep until the magical coffee hours.

Peace, dust


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hi WB! Loved the poem...I do love those moments in the morning while I am waiting for the brew:) The piano music went great while making Eggplant parm too...just sayin'! lol

Up and everything!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@50 Caliber...Thanks Dusty...you offer a really good perpspective on why that solitude in those early hours is so precious. WB

@RealHousewife...Thanks much...figured you for that sort. Piano and eggplant parm...sounds like a poem of sorts as well! LOL! WB


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andsoforth 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Very nice...thank you. I am now looking forward to tomorrow's early hours and enjoying that first cup of joe in solitude.


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Wayne, you've done a wonderful job of capturing that special time before the cares and chaos of the day intrude upon the solitude and solemnity of the morn. I remember waking early many times as a child and finding my father sitting alone in the dark before making his morning coffee. When I asked him what he was doing, he would simply reply "Enjoying the silence." I never understood him until I became an adult with my own family and responsibilities. Now the time before the house begins to stir is my favorite time of day. Thanks for putting it into words so eloquently.


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

Even before I read the poem, the title made me smile. I so agree with your views. The peaceful moments of early morning are just for ourselves, and it seems those moments stealthily enter our lives, and oh! only if they stayed a little longer.


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

dog GONE how you do that!

I always love your poems....you make me want to write them...but, I usually no sooner get started and get my brain all juiced up, and one of my kids yells for me!!

I think I need some of that morning coffee brew...

Up and across the board,

Chris


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@andsoforth...Great! I hope it is worth the wait for you! Thanks much! WB

@Poetic Fool...Isn't it funny how long it takes for us to come to understand others...then we find that we totally agree with them! Thanks much! WB

@Senoritaa...It is a great time to pull the thoughts together and cleanse the mind. Thanks much. WB

@CMerritt...Thanks much Chris. You can write them if you just go with your true feelings and put it on paper. My dogs do not like me concentrating on anything so they get into the act as much as possible. I take the mood that hits me in the moment and work with it as opposed to just thinking up something and trying to write about it. I think there is a "right time" to write about everything and it will come to us on its own. Thanks for the great words and good marks! WB


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hello Wayne, This was so beautiful. You captured those special early mornings so perfectly. I am an early riser and love this time of day more than any other. I even love to let the chickens out, sipping on my first cup of coffee, watching them find their early morning treats. Thank you for sharing...also one of my favorite times to write. Happy New Year!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Sunnie Day...Thank you...I am finding that I picked a very popular time to writer about among the HP crowd. WB


femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

Cowboy Brown,

You know I'm not a big poetry fan. Howeverrrr .... gosh, Wayne - this is so beautiful!

And, it's my favorite time of the day. I just don't have a clear enough head to enjoy it much, or be other than erratically contemplative until I've finished my first cup of coffee. Until I'm holding it, smelling it and swallowing it, I can't focus on much of anything else effectively, lol.

But a quiet lavender sunrise, like we have here in Texas, with coffee aroma in the air is just the bomb.

You described it in a way that made my heart go, "Awwww .... !!!"

femme


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Phyllis Doyle 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Such a wonderful time of solitude when just before the morning coffee is brewed. I love this poem, Wayne. It makes me feel like I am experiencing those precious moments I had in solitude early this morning and every morning.

Beautiful poem!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

You have the ability, Wayne, to write poetry that literally sings. I felt myself humming your words as if they were the lyrics to a familiar tune. Voted way up.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Wayne, this is one of my favorites. You have expressed why I love early mornings so perfectly. Those brief moments that are ours to contemplate, to savor, while the clock ticks the seconds that are like our companions sharing secrets. Up, beautiful and awesome.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@femmelflashpoint...The fact that you read my poetry is a compliment to say the least. I understand fully. I am not a big poetry person myelf though my interests have improved. I thank you for taking the time to read and enjoy it. Glad I could impress you with it. WB

@Phyllis Doyle...I am right there with you, Phyllis. Those are some really nice moments once that smell of brewing coffee crosses the nostrils. WB

@drbj...Doc, thank you so very much. This particular verse meant a lot to me. I wrote it in the early morning silence of my sister's home...very inspiring for me. I felt the peace of it all as I wrote it which inspired me even more. I get a lot of comfort from this particular verse. Thanks much. WB

@Genna East...Thank you! I am finding that so many enjoy the same things that I do...that quiet and solitude before anyone else shows up. Glad you liked it! WB


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Early morning captured beautifully, I love this time of day, a fabulous poem Wayne thank you and voted up.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Wayne, you are amazing. You have written a beautiful poem that totally captures the beauty and peace of the early morning hours. Up awesome and beautiful. Have a happy and healthy New Year!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Movie Master...It is certainly a popular time here at the Hub! LOL! Thanks for the good words and the good marks. WB

@breakfastpop...The verse was inspired wholly by that time which I am writing about...good things can happen in those moments. WB


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Maybe some day I'll learn to embrace the early pre dawn morning the way that you seem to be able to do.

In the meantime, it's me not wanting to hear a word from anyone until I've had some coffee in the mornings.


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

"In those precious moments of the early hour

I am free to dwell upon what I choose

To sit and ponder in this early silence" - This is indeed what I love about mornings too!

"These moments of solitude and peace slip so quickly past

It is precious time that I will not waste or lose

I must make the best of these fleeting moments" - A rather good way of looking at Life and of living each morning, in my opinion.

A great piece of writing Mr. Wayne! Mornings are very special for me as well. I am always happy in the morning because it is a new beginning: a new day, new adventures, new opportunities, etc.

Thank You for writing this! Cheers.

(P.S.: And if you have time and feel like it one morning, give the following a read. My take on mornings: http://mrhappy.hubpages.com/hub/On-Trails-and-the-...


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Wayne Brown...I am pleased I found you in my travels...your lovely poem spoke directly to me. How I treasure my quiet time, curled up in the shadows, freshly-brewed coffee in hand...peeking out at Mother Nature....just me and her and my thoughts. I can't imagine beginning a new day, any other way. Up & awesome


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Wesman Todd Shaw...I choose those moments "just before the coffee brews" because so many people live in anticipation of that first cup of coffee in those moments of solitude. The waiting is almost too much...such that we don't appreciate the serenity of those early moments. Thanks, Wes! WB

@Mr. Happy...Thank you so much for the good words and I wll get by for that read! WB

@fpherj48...Glad you found me too...it's a big universe even here on HubPages...I can't imagine what I am missing. This is a popular time among my readers and myself. For most of us, it is the time of day that we have to be alone with ourselves...a time when we really get to know who we are. It must be a time that God set up for us all. WB

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