Bed Traveler

Bed Traveler

A Poem by Delmar Cooper

Bed Traveler

Restless legs in night canter

 Yards, rods, furlongs, miles

Before exhaustion turns down the bedcovers

And sleep, death's little sister

Tucks me in.

A swimming slumber under linen

Searching for,

 Finding

The cool side

You so thoughtfully

Left for me.


© 2014 Delmar Cooper



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i find this to be an outstanding snapshot of crawling into bed. Really there is something about this that keeps drawing me back in. I like the connection at the ending with another person, but its not about the other person. Our struggle to give into what i coming for us, only to get there with the help of another.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading and commenting on this little poem-like offering. Small things loom large in my.. read more



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this speaks to me... not to presume your meaning, but I relate to the reading.. searching for sleep... restless mind, planning, reviewing, planning, running miles, sleep (sometimes) comes... peaceful oblivion.. till muscle memory wakens, just seconds before reality...

I love your wording, there is no bitterness, thoughtful and cheeky, thank you for sharing


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this writing. They are important to me. I am glad you sa.. read more
Mark

3 Years Ago

I agree, otherwise our poetry would still be in that little book beside our beds:)
My head was "seeing" and thinking one thing halfway through this then it took a turn towards the end.. which left a lot of questions unanswered.. I love your phrasing throughout, it teases the senses through imagery just enough, but then takes you somewhere else.. the flow had me hanging on each line anticipating exactly where you would take me to next... This is the first piece of yours I have read, and I have to say, I really enjoyed..

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks for your review and your gracious remarks. I am glad that you, in particular, enjoyed it. Y.. read more
AprilRN1210

3 Years Ago

making me giggle and blush.. me?.. famous??.. ummmm, not so sure about that.. really?.. well, thank .. read more
i find this to be an outstanding snapshot of crawling into bed. Really there is something about this that keeps drawing me back in. I like the connection at the ending with another person, but its not about the other person. Our struggle to give into what i coming for us, only to get there with the help of another.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading and commenting on this little poem-like offering. Small things loom large in my.. read more
"Sleep; death's little sister" brilliant line.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks for the kind accolade.
i relate to this differently...i see the other side of the bed occupied...but for me it is that restless leg thing...and sometimes i have to be so overcome with tiredness in order to finally calm down.

but this could also be how we sometimes travel so far in our dreams...into another world, and then when we return, we awaken on our side of the bed...the one that was saved for us by our mate as we return to reality...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

take two Sonnets and call me in the morning
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

okay, Doc...thanks. :)))
Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Hard not to be a little flippant addressing big questions. Travel is a cure for restlesness but tra.. read more
The ending of this is perfect, as previously stated by the lovely Frieda. I love the description, as I am afflicted with sleepwalking and talking, and night terrors, I relate well.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the bittersweet ending, long day ending in emptiness, the imagery is perfect...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Delmar Cooper
Delmar Cooper

Trussville, AL



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I write- a little. I don't write to reinvent the wheel, or discover fire. I just drag along from sentence to sentence hoping for a spark. more..

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