When Night Calls Time On Day

When Night Calls Time On Day

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

What happens to the sinking sun
when night calls time on day?
Does he wave to say goodnight
before he slips away?

Does he shout his shifts all done,
then weary from the heat,
discards his sweaty yellow shirt
and the sandals on his feet?

Does he take a cooling bath
after he shaves his head?
Then gives his Mum a night, night kiss
as he gets into bed?

And does he rest his squeak clean cheeks
on pillows edged with lace,
clicks the switch of a bedside lamp
with a smile upon his face?

Then finally a lullaby
could soothe him into sleep,
but turn him first upon his side
his snores will make you weep.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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Sometimes.. nay often.. that is the best time of day methinks, when the world is preparing for a break or a breather from their hectic day schedules or routine... You have certainly gifted us some very fine imagery here our Chris and much to ponder.. Neville :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Neville I like sunsets too, but I also like sunrise. The inbetweens are not quite as consi.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

oops - what happened there, gone before I was finished. This was originally written for children.
Neville

1 Year Ago

Ah' yes.... all becomes clear now...... cheers Chris..


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Ah, that lucky old sun...better watch out...the climate changers will be working on ways to close him down.
Would rather feel the heat than deal with the cold.
Although, there is something to be said about walking a country lane in the moonlight.

A good one, Chris.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Ted, written for kids, but happy if big kids enjoyed it as well. Hope all is good with you.. read more
Ted Kniffen

1 Year Ago

You know, I always said I'd like to live to 90 & have people say 'when is he going to grow up'.
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I loved this poem.
"Then finally a lullaby
could soothe him into sleep,
but turn him first upon his side
his snores will make you weep."
The above lines. Perfect closing. Thank you dear Chris for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Coyote, so pleased you enjoyed this fun write. All good wishes.

Chris
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I did enjoy the poem. Like a Native American tale, it fell into proper place, the words and you are .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Have a lovely day Coyote, it must be very early where you are.
A lovely refreshing change Chris, not too many poems to smile about being posted here lately.

I always wondered if the sun was just really playing hide and seek with the moon :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

It's nice to be able to create smiles. I've got an ode to a toadstool, which kept growing, super siz.. read more
Stella Armour

1 Year Ago

hahaha ... was yiu siting on it ?

I have just posted a load of nonesense ... see if .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Will take a look :)
I really like this
At first, I wondered why I found it so appealing and then I see you mention it was meant for children, which explains why!
I enjoyed my raucous childhood so much I decided to never grow up.
About the only part, I don't like is the ending because I would like it to keep on a-goin.
Could you add another 46 or 47 stanzas (is that what they are called?)?

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Aw Dave only another 46 or so stanzas? That put a smile on my face I can tell you. Maybe a sequel is.. read more
Delightful rhyming and images here. It would make a great nursery rhyme. I don't know about the snoring part, though. I say better his snores than his spots.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks John for your response to this childish fun.

Chris
his shift is done, and the moon is punching in...
i , like the sun...sleep on my side...
don't need that weeping.
clever and fun write, Chris,
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thanks Jacob. A bit of fun, a bit of sun and some warmth. We all need that in our lives.

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sweet poem Chris :) some of my favorite writing is that which makes me wonder things I've never wondered before, even if (and sometimes especially) they're quite silly! love it

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

It's good to do silly every now and again. We all need fun and silly on an ever serious planet earth.. read more
It is all those I think and more. You have described perfectly one of the times that is most desirous for me. So Many possibilities.... loved this.




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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Why thank you Crowley. Pleased you could see so many possibilities in these lines. Happy for your vi.. read more
I love your playful words as you ponder a question that will never be answered. You get the reader thinking while putting a smile on their face.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Hello Dale, pleased these lines put a smile on your face. Thank you for your response. Hope all is g.. read more
Nice personification in this, Chris. The second verse is my favorite. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

A name change no less. Thank you so much, p;eased you enjoyed the read.

Chris
Palewriter

1 Year Ago

It's always been Palewriter for many years on this account. ha You're welcome, Chris.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Good that I know :))

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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