Early Rising

This morning I woke early
before the sun was out
before the dark was gone
before heard sounds were making
before children were leaving.

And in that quiet time
before I usually rise
I heard the profound
truth in the silence.

More affirmation than instruction
for the way to go next, I heard
Yes, get busy, stay awake and focus.
Once work is done and
obligations are met
you’ll have plenty of time
to rest after the sun is up.

In the early hours before sun shines light
over my plans made at first thought;
every pristine decision is right to pursue.
So what else is there to do?

I get busy before
sunlight shines in the cracks of the plan
before birds and crickets chirp the flaws they find
before the wind through the trees
whispers aloud the secret I know
that really I’m a fraud.

©2009 by Shari Lynne Smothers

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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