OctPoWriMo #8 – Blues (poem)

Three in the morning
No one is sleeping
A momentary pause
Hallway creeping

It starts up again
Those endless tears
Sobbing and wailing
Confirming my fears

Patience is tested
My better side bested
Frustration kicks in
As sleep is arrested

Singing and talking
Hugging and rocking
Won’t make him stop…
Defences unlocking

Inner flames raging
Self’s war is waging
Up for work soon
That clock isn’t changing

And just when I think
There’s nothing to lose
He flashes me
Those baby blues

He flashes me
Those baby blues




baby hand

Written for OctPoWriMo Day 8, on the theme of “colour”. http://www.octpowrimo.com/

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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

27 thoughts on “OctPoWriMo #8 – Blues (poem)”

  1. Definitely love the rhyme and meter you have going there. And your describe it very well (alas i wouldn’t know that feeling, but I can certainly picture it now). Excellent work!!

  2. I’m not able to ‘like’ this post (IT) problems). but I like your poem, the rhythm of it… and I remember very well! Patience comes more easily the more babies you have 🙂

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