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Epiphanies: The Lauding of Sudden Revelations

Updated on December 20, 2016
When the light goes on upstairs.
When the light goes on upstairs. | Source
I could've had V-8.
I could've had V-8.
Cuz I never had a clue.
Cuz I never had a clue. | Source


I love a good epiphany,

when the light goes on upstairs;

A lightening bolt of revelation,

that stands up all my hairs.

Epiphanies are flabbergasts

bombshells out of blue,

wake-up calls that stun me,

Cuz I never had a clue.

Epiphanies astonish me,

with unforeseen disclosure.

They catch me off guard suddenly,

thus I always lose composure.

Do you ever have epiphanies,

which leave you open-mouthed?

That completely bowl you over,

or something thereabout?

Epiphanies are startling,

and catch us unaware.

Rude awakenings of such magnitude,

they may give us quite a scare.

Once I had an epiphany,

that took my breath away.

So shocking that I staggered,

and turned 50 shades of gray.

Epiphanies can be wonderful,

they’ll take you by surprise,

and keep your brain from atrophy

and never vaporize.

When I have epiphanies,

My feelings do elate.

Then slap my forehead saying

I could have had V-8.

© 2016 Lori Colbo. All rights reserved.


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    • lawrence01 profile image

      Lawrence Hebb 

      5 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand


      I'm so glad mine don't 'liquify' the same way! I just reward myself with liquid refreshment!


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Really enjoyed this.

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      5 years ago from United States

      Reminds me of the exploding purple heads ad on T.V. Cute and nice play on words my friend. whonu

    • lambservant profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori Colbo 

      5 years ago from United States

      Yes Dora, I need to wear Depends when I write humorous poetry.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Lori, great poetry emerging from your pen these days. This one is such a pleasant read. Did you have another epiphany at the end?

    • lambservant profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori Colbo 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Bill. I wrote it over a year ago. I couldn' sleep last night so was compiing all my poetry on my computer and thought why not shae it even though it is silly. It lifted my spirits.

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      William Kovacic 

      5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks Lori, I needed that. I liked your line "They catch me off guard suddenly,thus I always lose composure." That's exactly what happened when I read the last verse. Loved it!

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      Jeni Burdett 

      5 years ago from U.K.

      Nice hehehe :-)


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