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Brand New Day

Updated on February 6, 2015
Dawn over the horizon.
Dawn over the horizon. | Source

This is an original poem I penned in 1976.



The skies are lightening.

Darkness passes on and

Daylight slowly creeps in.


Dawn…


The most peaceful time

Of day.


All of Nature is quietly

Resting

Preparing for a new day.


While watching time move on,

The earth comes alive.

Morning flowers open up, stretching

Their arms and lifting their

Faces to the slowly rising sun.


Life.


Birds start chirping.

Animals begin to scamper about

Collecting food for the young

Ones.


Good morning.


It’s a brand new day.




Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

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© 2012 Shauna L Bowling

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    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Iris, I know watching the sun come up is how you like to start your day. Thank you for reading!

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      Cristen Iris 

      3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Very nice. Morning is my favorite time of the day for exactly the reasons you wrote so beautifully about.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, John. Writing poetry is actually how I got interested in writing. I have volumes of poems I've written over the years. Thanx for reading! And congratulations on your Hubbie Award for Best Poet!

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I am pleased to read one of your poems Sha. You are a great warrior for Mother Nature and you did a good job with this. I always look forward to the dawning of a brand new day . Voted up

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      You're not a failure in life, sweetie. Quit telling yourself that. Look how much joy you bring all of us! And I'm sure your kitties are proud to call you Dad. Stop beating yourself up or I'll have to come up there and beat you myself!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Sorry to say I've been a failure in life and I am in financial debt so my next move will be back to the city where I work and into a crummy bachelor apartment and it's probably one of the reasons I suffer from situational depression.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Epi, I'm so pleased you are making your way around the poetic area of my little HP corner.

      How are you, my friend? Have you begun house hunting? I sure hope you find something on or near the water or I fear you'll jump right out of your gills!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Well it's always a brand new day Shauna when I get to hang out with you.

      And this lovely poetic ode to dawn and a brand new day has a lot of meaning for me because I love watching the daybreak and then the sun come up over the lake and it's one of those life affirming moments which seems different everyday I get to see it.

      Well, lol, I missed it today because I went to bed before the dawn after night shift but I also love in the summer the magic hour or the mellow time as I call it in the late evening before dark which is between 8pm and 9pm - I guess you can call me an impressionist and you always make an impression on me Shauna.

      Have an awesome afternoon and evening.

      Sending you 3 big Canadian hugs from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel

      lake erie time 1:09pm

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, mywill. Life is grand, is it not?

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      Rowie 

      5 years ago from From the place where happy people LIVES and that's what we call

      a beautiful poem for a beautiful life.... love it !

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Spy. It's been a while since anyone commented on this piece!

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      amen. that was very beautiful Sha.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx for stopping by, Gail. You've started my day off with a smile!

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Love this inspirational poem which is bursting with the joy of a brand new day.

      I also loved the photos.

      Voted up, beautiful, awesome and interesting.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      You just put a smile in my heart, Prince! Please forgive me for not commenting on your recent hubs. I'm so far behind in my Hubmail, I'm ashamed! I'll get there, tho. Maybe not in leaps, but I'll get there.....

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      The Frog Prince 

      6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Nicely done. Yours is a gift.

      The Frog

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx, Im. Poetry is my heart felt form of writing. It comes from the emotions and thoughts invoked by so many stimuli, but Mother Nature is my favorite form of inspiration!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm tickled you appreciate my assimilation of Mother Nature's beings to we (very flawed) humans! Thanx for the votes. Have a wonderful evening!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      a brand new day...a brand new opportunity! Loved this light, lovely, lilting good morning! Fresh!

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Hi Shauna,

      "Morning flowers open up, stretching

      Their arms and lifting their

      Faces to the slowly rising sun."

      Simply lovely!

      Voted up and away

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Gypsy. Yes, early morning is magical. The whole world of Nature comes alive and God's smile shines thru the trees!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So very beautiful. The early morning is the most peaceful. Well expressed.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      All I have to say my awesome friend, is muuaaah! Love to you, lady!

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Sha,

      I love that you wrote this with such a love of life as such a young lady and you have not lost that joy today... You are beautiful.

      Voted UP and ABI and Inspirational. Love, Maria

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      You don't know what that means to me, T. My favorite form of expression is poetry. To receive a comment such as you've extended, puts a smile in this poet's heart! Thank you from the bottom of my soul and the rim of my rose-colored glasses!

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Nicely done, brave. I agree with RC, you made it feel like we were there with you. :)

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Consider yourself "dewed", Rich. Thank you for coming to my favorite corner and viewing Mother Nature's splendor!

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      Rich 

      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Shauna -

      Beautiful visuals provided so well by your words. The only thing missing was the dew drying off of my jacket as I was there enjoying the event!

      Bravo, brave one! Great Job!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      What an amazing comment,who! Wow! I'm at a loss. I'm blessed my words have sparked you so! Thank you from the bottom of my soul!

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      whonunuwho 

      6 years ago from United States

      bravewarrior, What you have shared is of the greatest gifts the Lord has provided for his own, and of the good earth. Thank you in this generosity.

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