"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 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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It's truly wonderful to see how we feed off of each other when inspired to do so!

Posted 7 Months Ago


7 Months Ago

It's been awhile Kell... how ya do'in?
Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

...good! I was tickled to see you!

7 Months Ago

I keep my fingertips in from time-to-time... chuckling here
You've always seen life for what it is, a mix of smiles and sobs, often too many nights and days that start and finish with next to no worthy memories. Seems that right now.. tis more than that.. ' and it hurts inside and the eyes burn ~ and I want I want... WANT... more than ...this NOW ~ and yesterday isn't enough anymore .. '

Guess we live to learn and more, holding onto memories but, comes a time when making memories lessens and that hurts. Was told by someone a long time ago.. that pausing a minute or few to watch a bird glide onto a moist morning fence is life itself. I close my eyes and see that at times, just to be reminded.

Perhaps use your own words here after that, ' a moment to breathe ~ a whisper to a shared God.'.

This is a beautifully written but sad poem,, makes the reader gasp and pause. You've always seen and felt a moment's tremble and gloried in that. Tis a Chris 'thing'. As ever always search and find dawn in whatever coat it's wearing, each and all are worthy of our need for yet more days. '.. but I touched ~ touched... being alive ..again.'

Posted 7 Months Ago

the conflicts create just enough drive to keep on keepin' on .. yes ..and sometimes some stupid commercial can make me cry ..go figure .. some layers of our lives peeled away will do that to us ...empathy and caring a worthwhile reward for our hanging in .. i like the forthright honesty in this ..your free verse and fonts add to the whole for me .. thanks for sharing Chris!
ps absentmindedly sipping the coffee gone cold is graphic ..sure do relate!

Posted 7 Months Ago

I remember brief moments in time, sitting wrapped up on a cold porch, enjoying the first sip of energy as the shining blazes forth... This was MORE than overflowing with emotion. A well displayed sense of rhythm and soul, leaves my eyes burning up in desire for the next line...Soulfully penned...

Posted 7 Months Ago

Beautiful. The desire here seems to be the same as mine in the poem I posted entitled, 'If Only'. You should check it out and tell me if it's similar. I enjoyed your words :) I.I.

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

I'll do that...
More! more in the presence for the now to exist upon the heart of the matter... expressed. Espresso at Sunrise of another day, dawning, that just adds on... more. I really got it Chris... think I'll go renew my coffee gone cold.

Thank you for the Art Exchange, and your review... your bro Ro.
Romon in Review.

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

you are always welcome to pause and share coffee and thoughts.
Very powerful stuff Chris. A poem perhaps of hope rather than recollections of the negative. It takes both strength and courage to follow that path upwards. Anfd then to write about it.

Posted 8 Months Ago

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I'm now getting to the age where I reflect on the past and wonder as to how much of the future I will be granted a visa to visit. I'm also trying to broaden my reading horizons, improve my pen skills, hence the visit.
I like this Chris, that's it. No flowery comments as I haven't yet progressed to that stage.

Posted 8 Months Ago

WHAT A WONDERFUL POEM! I love sunrises almost as much as I love this poem ;) . There is so much hope and promise, even angst in the sunrise. And you effectively addressed so many thoughts and feelings that I have while watching it.

Thank you so much for sharing! It was more than my pleasure to read


Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

thank you for pausing and sharing your thoughts...

8 Months Ago

youre so welcome ;)
Left me breathless and speechless. If I could write me into words coffee and a sunrise would be an accurate description. Even my family would agree with you. Especially because every morning...EVERY morning... I get up pour my coffee watch the sunrise, and say a prayer. I'm not sure how you got that just from reading my writing but...you my friend have NAILED it!! Amazed for sure! You are a very...very perceptive person!
LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE THIS POEM!!!! It means even more because you saw me through my words!! Mind blown!

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

Keep voicing your thoughts you really do get heard.
Tabby Mac

8 Months Ago

You have encouraged me that's for sure!

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