"Coffee And A Sunrise..."

"Coffee And A Sunrise..."

A Poem by Chris

Catching a breath


This was inspired while listening to Tabby Mac




Ever cry watching a sitcom

as (if) it's your life ...on view.

And the laughter sounds

as tears fall down

and down ...down

'til the tracks burn

your very soul.


"Coffee And A Sunrise..."


Coffee and a sunrise -

a moment to breathe

a whisper to a shared God

about ...nothing - cause the words

still come and the thoughts

still follow and the dreams


and it hurts


and the eyes burn

and I want

I want...


more than 

...this NOW

and yesterday isn't enough anymore

I'm more ...MORE... than that

than this

than tomorrows' loneliness

tomorrow's numbness



I wish

wishwishwish... W I S H


I know


...coffee's cold

but I touched


being alive ...again.




© 2017 Chris

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I appreciate your writing style. your structure your work with purpose: to create pauses and breathing patterns and sometimes little panicky moments... we actually structurally write similarly. I look forward to reading more of your work.

on a side note, an edit I would make to this, if it's not too bold of me to suggest one:

"Ever cry watching a sitcom
as (if) it's your life... on view"

the *if in parenthesis is what I would recommend putting in. hope that wasn't taken in a bad way. :) great work and I'll see ya on here, friend.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Listening is what we as poets do best... we often live the "parentheticals" most only imagine. It d.. read more
It deserves some guitar chords
I love what coffee brings out in a writer
made me smile

Posted 1 Year Ago

9:49 AM U.S. CST
My Review of "Coffee And A Sunrise," by Chris, a fellow Writer's Cafe Author
by PB Jacobs (www.writerscafe.org)

Happy AM!

My first thought: "Thinking is writing and writing is thinking." Then, I thought, some people don't have to feel serious to be serious.

Your poem has a "resign to fate" edge to it that I like as it fit's the AM coffee mold, quite nicely.

So you poofed a few line's from your keyboard, so I think as you went with the coffee in front of you? You do strike me as (at least kind of) a "go with what's in front of" kind of Author.

Nifty. Way to poof off at the keyboard! And, way to get all philosophical!

Have a good one!

PB Jacobs

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

And a "Happy A.M. to you as well," - chuckling here. Thinking IS a way of writing and coffee has th.. read more
PB Jacobs

1 Year Ago

Thanks for the tidings, and invite! I'll friend you, so I remember to stop by and see what you're w.. read more

1 Year Ago

I meant the extension of welcome for you to pause here with me ...anytime you care to.
A bit of a new spin on Sunrise and a Coffee

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

I awake with a smile - still. But mornings - sunrise - is a time of introspection and thought for m.. read more

1 Year Ago

There is nothing quite so hopeful, as a sunrise...
thanks for sharing. tv is apart of all our lives. nice poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Omg I remember watching the episode from Game of thrones (the red wedding) and how I got traumatised by all my favourite characters just dying. The first thing that came to my mind was "ok I need coffee to overcome this sadness"
I've also had this addiction to coffee. I would get daily head aches if I didn't have coffee. My skin got all sorts of acne
Terrible times
I also feel here in this poem
The poet seems to be using coffee as an excuse or item to hide and mask away all his insecurities and problems. It's like he needs something even the smallest ray of happiness,like one gets from coffee, to feel normal again. It's like a drug to him.
Wonderfully written poem

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Interesting thoughts Pia...thanks for pausing AND sharing
I think you need a coffee partner and that mornings with coffee makes you feel alive. But if you are not feeling alive and you have touched it for even a brief moment then be thankful God allowed you to feel it once more.

Posted 1 Year Ago

The scatteredness and constant punctuation marks of this poem really sets the tone for this write. I feel like we all experience these feelings of sadness and confusion at some point in our life. Very beautiful, emotional write!

Posted 1 Year Ago

I got the fact that a sip of coffee can cure any thoughts or uneasy emotions. It is a safe place to run to.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

We all need a place and a time to pause, catch a breath - perceive our thoughts and listen to echoes.. read more

1 Year Ago

Yes we certainly do! Made me realize I need to pause and think
Reflections on what is and has been as the coffee settles
Nice work here with your words!
I relate to this so well.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Good "seeing" you again. Congrats on the new degree - wear it well and with pride - you earned it!

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Last Updated on December 7, 2017
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