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Rude Awakening!

Updated on February 8, 2015

A poem...

Sensuous arms of sleep still encompassing body and soul.

Mind in cozy oblivion.

Coax the alarm clock into some extra snooze time.

Eyelids heavier than lead.

Joints and muscles revolting against this rude awakening.

Timer operated coffeemaker.

Caffeine vapour sensor alarm system activated.

Body springs to life.


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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Sub-Girl, thank you for taking a look and for commenting

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice and well shared poem.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      SilverGenes, yup mornings can be like that (slow going)

      thanks for taking a look and for commenting

      regards Zsuzsy

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      SilverGenes 7 years ago

      Ah yes, I can relate to every word in this. I am now typing before the coffee vapour so it's very slow going, what with all the backspacing and correcting. hehehe

      Thanks for the morning smile - I enjoyed your poem very much!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hiya Greek, so glad you came for a visit. Coffee? I just made a fresh pot.

      Thanks for your kind comment...if you're going for the funny hubs there are quite a few that might give a bit of a chuckle. I think the humor makes your hubs so much to my liking too.

      greetings from a definitely 'spring is in the air' Ontario.


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      De Greek 8 years ago from UK

      I now realise that I have become your slave and that having become addicted to your style, I must have a daily dose of your splendid writing :-))

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks websites for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      websites 8 years ago

      I found a new way to explain it all, LOL : )

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thank you Sir Drax! That means a lot coming from a pro like you.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      des donnelly 10 years ago from NYC....

      I loved this, once upon a time i found in hard to get up in the morning, then a friend who is into motivational stuff said why do not just jump up and put on your happy shoes... well some days I do... laughs


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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Cgull! sorry to say this but the coffee is more of an incentive to me than the exercises. I need to be fortfied with my coffee before I attempt any.

      thanks for taking a look regards Zsuzsy

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      cgull8m 10 years ago from North Carolina

      Excellent Poem, I used to feel the same and used to have coffee makers start automatically :) Initially I had too many problems waking up, usually takes an hour to be in equilibirium, but my brother suggested this simple exercise, which I do every day keeps me awake and sharp, without having to take coffee.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Now, now, Isabella! glad you came to take a look.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada


      I know what you mean, my kitty likes to sharpen her claws in my calf muscle. How rude is that?

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Isabella Snow 10 years ago

      Lovely! The first line, especially! :)

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      Compu-Smart 10 years ago from London UK

      Very short and very sweet Zsuzsy..

      I get woken up everyday very rudely yert lovingly with a cat paw smacking my forehead every morning!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Mr.M. You sure have a well organized life. I'm an insomniac so its only 4 or 5 hours of sleep for me. (which is quite great as I don't want to waste my life sleeping, too much to do and read)

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Kenny! Thanks for stopping by. I too enjoy tea but I have to have that first cup or two or three first thing in the morning. I had to result to a timered automatic coffee-maker as my regular coffeemaker (my daughter) has gone away to college. (We never know how good we have it till its gone.....)

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Abhinaya! Maybe 'the body springs to life' is a little slower now-a-day. Thanks for taking a look.

      regards zsuzsy

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      Eileen Hughes 10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      We all need that coffee boost from time to time. great poem.

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      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      I get up when I wake do 30 mins of exercise, shave and shower and go to work at my desk.

      Val and I go for an hours walk some where between 11.00 AM and 3.00 pm for one hour. Sooner or later, when Val cooks the dinner, I do the dishes, more work and go to bed about 11.00 PM

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 10 years ago from Chennai

      That's a good parallel, Zsuzsy, if I got it right. I'm activated by the smell of tea in the morning, or coffee, depending upon my coffeemaker, my wife.

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      Abhinaya 10 years ago

      Wasn't a rude awakening at all.Body springing up should give you all the energy for the day's work.Great poem.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks for taking a look.I'm usually an early riser (5:30 every morning) I was staying at my daughters for almost three weeks for the holiday season. We have a bad habit of staying up chitting and chatting till 2-3 in the morning. Not a big deal except that my granddaughters are also early risers (6:00 AM). By the end of my holiday I was getting a little ragged around the ears. But I enjoyed every tiny second of my stay and didn't want to waste it sleeping. So coffee has become my elixer of life. regards Zsuzsy  

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      Kathryn Skaggs 10 years ago from Southern California

      This completely tickles me.

      I taught early morning Seminary to High School students for a couple of years. Seminary is religious instruction for our young people. It started at 6:10 am, Monday through Friday, throughout the school year.

      I developed an interesting relationship with morning myself. Ugh!


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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks, writing stories has been something I've always wanted to do. So I really haven't spent much time on poetry. I'll keep trying I guess.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      AuraGem 10 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love the "cosy oblivion" - pretty dreams are made of this! Sighhhhhhhhhh

      Smiles and Light

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      Iðunn 10 years ago

      it's adorable and I'm delighted to see you writing poetry. :)

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks everyone for taking a look! Poetry is not my strong form, but this one just kind of jumped out at me, over the holidays.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Coeus 10 years ago from All over the world and then some.

      Love it!

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      Iðunn 10 years ago

      I'm jealous of your time-operated coffee-maker. :p

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      James D. Preston 10 years ago from Rome, Italy

      You have one of the most unique styles I've come across, I have to say, I love it!

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      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Tick tock, tick tock, the time bomb

      Of life is about to explode - BOOM!

      "Wake up, dear," it says...

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      Bob Ewing 10 years ago from New Brunswick

      sounds like morning to me,


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