Waking in the dark

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...a page turner

a page turned...

(sigh)

scratched scalp

look out the window

from my seat.

And back to the book...

 

This is the fourth

or is it the fifth

time I've read this 

un-giving text?

Look at the fire...

 

Feel the warmth

from its coals.

Think text...

 

The words...

will not make sense...

 

Why am I waking in the dark?

 

Words and foto by T Carroll

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 13th Dec 2011 00:39

thank you Laura :o)

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Laura Taylor

Mon 12th Dec 2011 10:04

Fantastic snap shot - been there myself, too. I love how you've framed it with those opening and closing lines - inspired.

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 11th Dec 2011 21:19

Hi Andy, thanks for the comment- the ending came as a shock to me-almost 'automotive'.

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 11th Dec 2011 21:16

hi Jane, thank you for your comment. Crowding in- spot-on, thought are always crowding in, crowding in since I was 7.

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 11th Dec 2011 21:14

hi Francine, you are correct re 'the mind' but the light source was a lamp in my bedroom. :o)

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jane wilcock

Sun 11th Dec 2011 20:24

I enjoyed this, it made me smile: you are either waking in the dark because the book is not bad enough to cause complete stupor and you should change that book or there are thoughts crowding in , in which case I think there may be another poem on its way!

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Francine

Sun 11th Dec 2011 18:20

I know this feeling all too well...
You cannot stay focused because your mind is constantly running!

p.s. The photo looks like a shot from the top of a lit candle : )

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Andy N

Sun 11th Dec 2011 17:48

excellent ending m8.. really enjoyed it.. andy

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 11th Dec 2011 17:05

Hi Dave, Yours is high praise indeed. :o)

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 11th Dec 2011 17:04

Hi Stella, you are correct in your 'wanting'. :o)

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 11th Dec 2011 17:02

Hi Winston, All books-dysphasia-impatiences-candle glass over my bedroom lamp. :o)

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Dave Bradley

Sun 11th Dec 2011 10:01

Been there. Can't think of another poem which captures it so precisely.

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Sun 11th Dec 2011 01:14



I want to take this as sleepless night times and trying to read but reading the same stuff over and over..most probably because I am doing the same of late..orrr it could be something completely different as Win says..this can be interpreted in other ways too..which is a good thing! :o)

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winston plowes

Sat 10th Dec 2011 22:45

Hi Tommy. Lots to interpret in this. What book, Why 4 times, nature of the sigh etc but thats for the reader and an interesting pic too. Looks like the view down through a whisky tumbler into a fire. Win

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