David Wood

Rookie - 267 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

A New Day


Let not the night play its tune out.
Oh let that deep sleep endure,
Sweet dreams where I did shout
That seemed to grip me so sure.

And let not my stamina fail
Under the covers I have warm feet
For the weakness of the night prevail,
This morning is too early to greet.

The morning comes with such speed,
The glinting light through the blinds,
The morning's activities I must seed
And start upon that daily grind.

Shall I roll over for here to stay?
And force the night to more play
Or go sure footed into the day
And let come by what may.

Submitted: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 08, 2013

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I like my sleep! !

Comments about this poem (A New Day by David Wood )

  • Veteran Poet - 3,198 Points Rajesh Thankappan (2/14/2014 9:53:00 AM)

    It is always better to go walk into the day when the light lights up the earth. I liked the concluding stanza very much. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sian Sullivan (9/21/2013 10:41:00 AM)

    Lovely poem, ! Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points Ruby Mostazir (9/17/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    nice to catch your poem here on contest n my pleasure to vote on it........: -) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/10/2013 12:00:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem..Each lines well expressed. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,022 Points Unwritten Soul (8/11/2013 1:37:00 AM)

    Beautiful words rolling! :) _SOul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vineet Chhikara (6/11/2013 11:22:00 AM)

    A well constructed i really enjoyed reading... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (5/29/2013 10:06:00 AM)

    Many mornings I just turn over and go back to sleep for awhile. The night goes by too quickly. a nice wrie (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ..... W@king Up..... (4/25/2013 4:54:00 AM)

    Ahh yes, the days at school where some just feel like turning over and falling straight back not sleep under their warm covers :) I am the same. Great poem :)

    -W (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points Walterrean Salley (4/22/2013 12:26:00 AM)

    Love the third stanza. Sleep is extremely important. I like the 8-hour concept. This is a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sameera Alshaikh (4/18/2013 8:14:00 AM)

    it touched my heart: ')
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (4/18/2013 1:25:00 AM)

    This is beautiful piece a nice sleep to a beautiful dream (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 652 Points Paul Brookes (4/14/2013 2:50:00 PM)

    Just to dream a little more before reality intrudes. Nice poem Thanks for sharing BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (4/14/2013 7:19:00 AM)

    The immense responsibilities waiting with the dawn of day, make us wish to curl under the warm cover and sleep on! A very natural human desire. If you are interested, I invite you to read my poem, A Pleasant Respite expressing almost similar feelings. Enjoyed reading this lovely poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,047 Points Valerie Dohren (4/13/2013 4:53:00 PM)

    Thoughts of the daily grind do make us want to roll over and stay put, but alas we have to rise and face another day of chores and bad weather! Good one David. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,500 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/13/2013 11:59:00 AM)

    great write this morning is too early to greet a sleep less time sir next line also about the same well writ poem sir read it repeatedly to grasp (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,438 Points Dave Walker (4/13/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    A great poem, I could have done with another
    few hours myself this morning. (Report) Reply

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