Midnight Message

Midnight Message

A Poem by Baby Ricochet
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A few random thoughts before the weekly grind

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A gecko's crawling up my wall 
Chasing after roaches
I scratch my cat under her chin
My mouse pad she encroaches 

My girlfriend's drifting off to sleep 
I guess I'll join her soon
We have to go to work tomorrow 
So we can't sleep till noon 

The daily grind of peace time life
has it's precious moments
Civilian life's a constant strife
Takes lots of adjustments 

Though I'm not the suicide type
I know why veterans crack 
We were the s**t when we were there 
We're nothing when we're back 

No I'm not a suicide type
My motto's simple hymn 
Hajji couldn't f*****g kill me
I'm not doing it for him 

© 2014 Baby Ricochet


Author's Note

Baby Ricochet
Words to live by. Literally

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To choose not to die, it to LIVE ! I liked this a lot BR especially the view into your world in the first two verses. Fine imagery - YA BIG SOFTIE !! Im kidding of course, but yeah, the message comes through loud and clear.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

thank you Anto
Stream of consciousness, but with a message. It's sad that veterans are not given the respect they so deserve when they return from wars. They have to continue to fight....for themselves. Sometimes we have to hold onto the mundane in our lives in order to live another day. Poetry can help a person get through rough spots....I think that is what it does for you considering this poem. Honest emotions here. Lydi**

Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

Fresh out of the Corps civilian life is aimless. It still seems that way half the time and I've been.. read more
Good poem. You words emphasize how the small things in life clearly set our mood.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

thanks for stopping by
Wonderfully written, short but punchy on the struggle to adjust and the strength within to survive/win.
:-)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thanks for stopping by
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B.J
Certainly is well said, great work

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thanks for stopping by
B.J

6 Years Ago

you're welcome
You've given us a window to see that you can't just pick up civilian life and have it fit perfectly. This one quietly punches the reader with your fortitude:

Hajji couldn't f*****g kill me
I'm not doing it for him

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

That's for sure. Thanks Blue
Beautifully spoken truth. Your work as always is flawless. You really should try and put a collection together and get published. Your work is always amazing!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Maybe one day. Thank you Poet
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Pax
its great that your not that suicide type, coming from your experience, your stronger than that. :)
"Civilian life's a constant strife" - yes, indeed, it takes a lot of adjustment, but as human as we are, we are capable to adjust to everything around us. Keep it up my friend, good to see you still fighting a good fight.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you mr Pax
Pax

6 Years Ago

welcome, my friend. :)
I like it at parts i find the flow to be a little off , and i find the sort of correlation between verses is sometimes a little lost. But for the most part i am particuarly fond of this part it is an honest and slightly humourus piece that tells of your strength in the face of well the daily morality of life.
I particuarly like the adressing of almost saying you have the things that people desire in life, a house a girlfriend all these things and yet you still understand the daily struggle that is presented to human kind.
Interesting

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Yep. came home and did regular s**t. Try too anyway. Thanks for stopping by
Well you're definitely "the s**t" on here as far as your writings goes.. amazing stuff and a good motto to stand by. Much love for you and your words BR!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you Keegan

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