"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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Lips, once silenced, can never ask a question; and a mind, once stilled, can never question. It's a human nature to question, to not see what's seen, and to know and deny. We are a fickle lot, aren't we?

As always, your words are a divination, a recognition, and prayer.

Posted 1 Year Ago

So poignant and compelling. "Coffee and a sunrise"- the time for introspection and questions that often go unanswered... " a whisper to a shared God." Yes. Great flow, repetition, form and imagery. I hear this poem with my soul.

Posted 1 Year Ago

As though i have a the show a thousand times. Good write

Posted 1 Year Ago

Such a passionate cry ripples, the echoes warmly expand until even the swifts on high hear the tone...absolutely beautiful, devastatingly so but beautiful...

Posted 1 Year Ago

Absolutely amazing ! the passion screams out ...wanting more in this life. I felt every word, thank you for sharing this inspiring art!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

I'm glad you came by... makes a difference.

1 Year Ago

your welcome.... I will be back for more, that's for sure :)
Aloha Chris, I loved this, it beautifully sad but asks one to stop and be still. We need to do that more often I think. Lovely words. Izzy

Posted 1 Year Ago

I always enjoy the way you use text to emphasize emotion and voice. I could hear you reading this piece in my head and while it has a melancholy feel, there's also the bit of jubilation at feeling again. miss hearing you. Gotta get my life back on track with my writing and poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Really resonated with me. Painful to read, well done

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Mal, how goes life out your way?
Repetitions and pacing very effective here. emotions less linear than direct statement, gives immediacy to the inner life of the poem, makes it shareable. Vague about the details of pain and loss--more people can relate that way. I love the upreach in this. We are more than our past, our losses.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you for pausing with me Kay... and for your thoughts.
Your touch is alive
heart lives for sure
spirit enriched with memory's experience

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on February 3, 2017
Last Updated on December 7, 2017
Tags: Poetry, Writing, CHris



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