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MadameLavender
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Dawn, a New Day

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lanooz
Twisted Dreamer
United States
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"Every morning, I wake up saying, Iím still alive,
a miracle. And so I keep on pushing."
Jim Carrey


new day

I keep on moving through the obstacles that
life tends to throw at us on a daily basis, that's why
I stay smiling through dawn, and that means I'm
merrier for not sleeping through the days when it
all seems to come crashing down on a soul intent
to make things happen without permission from
a single person wanting my failure, but life is a
balance, and I'm here to walk on the wire of a
world who knows how to live not die, at least
that's what I've heard growing up, I just hope I
wasn't lying to myself, I'm more than just a poet,
I'm a human being who wants everything from
the same place you occupy, like happiness and
a platform to be myself in an era where that is
getting more difficult without a monkey clinging
to you back speaking in tongues towards your
direction without actually doing anything to try
and help you work through the same issues they
seem so willing to ridicule over, I'm over it all.
Today I awake from your trance, I'm still here,
something like an impossibility it might seem,
though I'll knock down your door of negativity.

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lanooz
Twisted Dreamer
United States
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There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. ó Bernard Williams


hope

Here I am at dawn thinking of ways to
come up victorious against a machine
that wants me hopeless and defeated
against a colorless rainbow. Who is
anyone to look at me and say they don't
want me to succeed? Just look at my own
people on my own block mocking the way
I move through life without worries cutting
through tension with a knife of prosperity and
they can't seem to handle it, but why is that I
wonder as I walk past the abandoned church
sitting in the middle of the road doing nothing
but remind people of a time when there was
hope for a co-existence.I am who I am, and I
will always want hope to rise despite anyone's
objection, so give me a break and a chance to
break into life's circle of happiness without your
everlasting quest to make me want to break down
in the middle of the avenue which has tried to make
me cold hearted and immune to looking at someone
hoping for their failure, but I'm not hip to it, I'm over it
without ever actually hopping on the bandwagon of
insecurities and bad vibes.

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AEMelia564
Y
Dangerous Mind
Norway
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2. Even after all this time, The Sun never says to the earth Ė You owe me.-anon


Confessions of a morning

Solitary sun
Lulls the first light
Even after all this time

Sun never speaks
to the earth
of leaving

Moon, her lover
balms the last light

Even after all this time
Sun never says
to the earth
She is leaving

Her gown
of mourning dew
to witness
dawn

only the dusk
knew

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Grace
Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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lanooz and AEMelia564 , thank you for your entry.

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David_Macleod
Tyrant of Words
United Kingdom
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(1.Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious. ó William Feather )


Good Morning

I just dread mornings
Let me rephrase
I hate mornings
When youíre around
Itís like I have developed
Super hero hearing
Making noise painful
You shout ďmorning.Ē with glee
How can you wake up
And be that feckin happy
Your voice drowns me out
I ignore and hope you stop
You scrape butter on toast
Like gravel on aluminium
Grated with a brass shovel
You crunch the toast
And my fillings all fall out
I fain being asleep hoping
You might try being quieter
But you rock my head
Pouring Granola into your bowl
You waterfall milk over Granola
Then suck and crunch it
Like a pig eating apples
I hear every exquisite note
My pain increases
I want to scream
My eyes bleed
My ears exhale
I look at you and instantly
I want to smash your face in
Maybe I should lay off
The crystal meth

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David_Macleod
Tyrant of Words
United Kingdom
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3. When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive. ó Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not Another Dawn  

Mornings are not that great
They are seriously overrated
I hate mornings,
They are a reminder
I have to live yet another day
My only consolation
Each day leads to my last
I used to thank God
I was blessed and alive
But not any more
I reached the age of reason
Realising that God was absent
He was just not there
I woke up one morning
And realised I was cursed
Every day since then
I have feared and loathed
The pain, the medication
The surrendering of dignity
Being hosed down and groomed
Like a fuckin circus animal
And spoon fed like a toddler
People and staff shout loudly
When talking would suffice
Iím not fuckin deaf
Iím not fuckin mental
You thank god if you want
The only thing I want
From your imaginary God
Is to answer my prayers
Not to wake up
And see tomorrow
Morning

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Grace
Idryad
Guardian of Shadows
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Congratulations to the winners: Mlavender, superb entry, Jade, awesome and Poetryaccident a talented write. Thank you everyone for participating in the competition. All of you are talented! I hope to see your entries in my next comp. Thank You!

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MadameLavender
Guardian of Shadows
United States
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Thanks for the win & congrats to all-some great entries by everyone! Thanks for hosting , Grace 😊

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Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
Tyrant of Words
United States
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My congratulations to our MadameLavender for her resounding win, and Grace, for the opportunity of another of her incredible competitions with my thanks for the honor of runner-up!

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OxyMoronicMe
G.L. Emz
Fire of Insight
Philippines
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CONGRATULATIONS winners. 😂

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