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Another Day in Paradise- A Poem

Updated on January 1, 2013

Another Day in Paradise

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Glistening droplets the tears of morning chill,

awaken the autumn leaves clinging to life.

Relinquishing to crisp multicolour, their tenuous hold momentary,

they bend and sway under the weight of diamonds.

Beneath, the grasses stand erect, yearning for the warmth of day,

the blinding light drawing them upward, reaching for blissful blue.

Woken creatures wander the crystal earth, aspiring life fulfilled,

busy morning gathering, mouths to feed, they tire not.

Minds intent, enacting purpose with steadfast resolve,

life’s pursuits nullified by the doing.

On wing, creatures herald day with primal songs,

echoing the sounds of recognition, of place and sustenance.

Inside cosy boxes, creatures yawn with lethargy,

another week begins, another day unfolds with pristine clarity.

Steamy showers wash away the slumber’s remnant hold,

minds awakened to the tasks ahead, meetings, reports and problems to solve.

Coffee imbues the chilled kitchen air, toast crisp crackles under spreads,

while wooden chairs scrape the floors, and words surface gently.

Discussions ensue, bills to pay, shopping to do, housework to complete,

life’s daily routine to fulfil, to maintain.

Walking through crisp wet grass, wiping the frost from car windows,

the squeak of seat leather and clicking of belt buckles resound.

The engine splutters to life, exhaust fumes clouding a mist of vapour,

and the day is underway, destinations, responsibilities undertaken.

Until at dusk the chill returns and all find comfort in refuge,

sleep and the dreams of yet another day in paradise.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for the kind words, Sam. let you imagination take many journeys, within and into the world.

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      Midianite 6 years ago from Australia

      I cannot wait to be able to wake up in the early morning and go somewhere untouched and remote and write a piece like this. To an extent, you inspire me Tony. - Which says a LOT for a nihilist.