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Caskets and Cocoons

Updated on June 4, 2014

a short poem

It’s getting real early and I’m trying to sleep.

In 30 more minutes my alarm will beep.

I don’t want to get up and face the day,

the lights so bright it pushed the night away.

So I stay in the same place I’ve always been,

my cocoon so cozy, where I don’t need to pretend.

It keeps me huddled in everything that I know,

where my dreams and memories have a place to go.

‘Cause I know a world uncontrolled but contained,

to my hopes, past, future, and brain,

where laughs are amassed until the nightmares rain,

Cause even dreams scream with a little bit of pain.

So I awake from that nightmarish hole,

slide jeans on and push my heels to the sole.

Cause there’s more to life than sitting in rooms.

We all have to awake from our caskets and cocoons.

© 2012 Brian M. Loewer All rights reserved.

Next: I Don't Believe in Death

"How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?"
Proverbs 6:9


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    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Yeah I wrote it when I was at the same point. Thanks for the comment and reading Christine. It's much appreciated.

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      Christine P Ann 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Reminds me of a time when I was very depressed and it was an effort to face the day, a very emotional piece :)

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks so much Verita. I'm glad you liked it. Those are probably my favorite lines too.

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      V Qisya 

      6 years ago

      My favorite lines,"cause I know a world..little bit of pain".

      Beautiful piece! I loved it, Brian. Up and away :D

      Best Wishes, V

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Indeed! Thanks for reading AmaTainted.

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      6 years ago from Texas

      and he emerges a butterfly!


    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Very true Ebower... thanks for the great compliments and stopping by!

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      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      This is a reminder that we all should truly live intentionally and with purpose as we were created to do so instead of shirking into the backround and coasting when we should be living each day as it was our last. I voted this up and awesome, because of the poignant message and excellent writing.

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      I never thanked you for the great comment Poohgranma! Yeah, it can be tough breaking from those places of comfort or even darkness into the light of the world again.

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      7 years ago from On the edge

      I really like this, the parts and the whole of it. I can almost here a melody behind it. It's Universal, something every person can relate to and it also carries a message that we need to apply, even at times when we don't want to.


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