Zombie Mornings

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Zombie Mornings

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Infused by light from morning sent,

when night recedes from dark intent,

and I all filled with fancy flight,

my eyes all blurred, my mind not right.


I stumbled from my downy nest,

the cold tiles of the bathroom test,

relieving pangs of bladders full,

swaying, hoping my aim is good.


Then though scratchy half-clenched eyes,

I blindly grasp for clothes piled high,

and almost fall from two legs in,

a single leg of tracksuit gyms.


Into the kitchen wander I,

collecting doors and walls that lie,

and to the bench where coffee brews,

praying that a cup ensues.


A furtive smile buried deep,

my mouth engaged by coffee seeped,

into my blood that elixir flows,

and my heart begins, my mind now knows.


Conscious, I am conscious cry,

the world awaits my open eyes,

a day of tasks now beckons me,

Good God, what have I done, decree.


With cup released I wander back,

through maze of house to my bedroom shack,

and fall flat faced onto the bed,

the world too much inside my head.


Crawling awkwardly now under covers,

where darkness mocks the day discovered,

and minds can fall back under spell,

of dreams adrift and tasks dispelled.


Then with one almighty screech,

the alarm ignites my brain asleep,

and jolts me back bolt upright jerk,

morning now on high alert.


I hate zombie mornings!


Sometimes the world is just too much to deal with, and sleep is the greatest escape.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You are too kind Maria, and your comments are much appreciated. Have a great Melbourne day.


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scrittobene 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Well it is my privilege to walk among the cream of the Hubpages crop led by the illustrious Epigramman and the multi-talented Tony DeLorger both acclaimed recipients of the "Poet of the Year" award. Thank you Tony for your kind words. And Epi - well thank you for your rave review and for your gentle reminder about me visiting your page. I apologise for my tardiness in reading your latest creative masterpieces. Off I go right now - to write you some rave reviews.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Hi Colin. Yes, Maria is a fine poet and am enjoying her words as well. She is a lovely person and obviously a good heart, which is the most important thing. How's lake Erie, I can only picture where you are in my minds eye, and If I'm not mistaken it looks beautiful. And you're right, Maria should marry Bob, they would have so much in common lol. Take care Mate!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Hey there's my former flame THEY CALL THE WIND MARIA aka Mrs. Bob Dylan - well at least she's got fookin' good taste because Tony you write in the same way an artist paints with a brush - so many textures within each line - you are a God Tony in the way you write and ya gotta love a beautiful lady like Maria gushing all over you like a flirty schoolgirl - lol lol lol

All kidding aside, Maria is a fine writer herself although she seems to have forgotten my hub address -lol lol

lake erie time 11:25pm

listening to Stereolab, Charlie Parker and Muddy Waters too

always great hanging out with you my poetic brother in arms


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Wayne, and like I said to Deonne, we need our sleep one way or another.


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Deonne; sleep is an important commodity and if CPAP is necessary to get it, then God bless CPAP. Thanks for your comment.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Lol! I have some Xanax for that.

You know, I think that is why the Zombie genre is so popular these days is because society has lulled us into such a mundane, brain dead routine. And yes, sometimes it is easier just to make a u-turn and head back to bed. Dreams are most times much more exciting than reality!


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

Your poem is very descriptive of what my daughter and others go through when experiencing insomnia. She has a CPAP but says it's uncomfortable. I am now motivated to encourage her to use it. Thanks!


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Maria; I'm glad you enjoyed it. Sorry about the insomnia, can't think of anything worse. I have sleep apnea, always used to sleep fine, but felt like crap in the mornings. Now I have a CPAP machine and sleep like a baby, feeling refreshed in the morning. But I do know what it feels like not getting enough sleep, night after night. Perhaps you should write 'Zombie Nights' these experiences always give birth to passionate writing. Have a great day, and thanks for your comment.


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scrittobene 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Bravo Tony - I'm sipping on my morning cappuccino and so "into my blood that elixir flows" as I embark on reading the words of my new poetic comrade. This is a great literary account of what many of us experience as we reluctantly wake from our peaceful slumber and alas face the day before us. Sleep is indeed the greatest escape when life becomes overwhelming but for some people like me - we unfortunately face another issue: finding life overwhelming but yet experiencing sleepless nights due to insomnia. Sounds like I should write the antithesis to your "Zombie Mornings" under the title of "Zombie Nights" - :) Great write Tony and voted awesome.

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