When the World Sleeps

I wake in the morning, 
Grab the girls to school,
Spend my day cleaning and serving
Helping those that refuse to help themselves.

Long into the night,
I work right through it all,
Sometimes it doesn’t seem right
That amongst it all, 
I remain invisible. 

Yet when the world settles
And all is quite, 
My life takes a different line. 
I become a person of worth,
Someone seen and loved.

I walk in the night air,
I play in the waters edge.
I live a life that fills me, 
All in my mind. 

I’m not a maid to command.
Nor a warm body to keep.
I’m not a slave to order,
Nor a ghost left to weep. 

I sing all the melody’s my heart hears,
I’m even on key. 
I dance to every tune,
Laugh at every turn. 

I can feel the warmth of the people,
I can hear the words of their voice. 
I’m not left alone to face the world.
I am alive.

No one to service with ungrateful looks.
None to cater too with expectant glares.
Not one to wait on as if they were helpless. 

Yes. 
My life is in a double state. 
The one I live when I am wide awake,
And the other I live, when the world goes to sleep. 

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Kitty

Tue 27th Jun 2017 04:10

Jemima, thank you for the compliment. Im really glad you enjoyed it. There is still so much for me understand, but writing helps so much.

Phillip, you comment was so wonderful! I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you.

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Phillip Kelly

Mon 26th Jun 2017 23:43

Wow this is an amazing poem... I love it... Esp the descriptive imagery... Repetition.... Parallelism.... And hyperbole in theses lines that makes it very emotive... Full of wishing desires vs repetitive reality......also the rhyme works well and ghost weep is really effective phonetic sound imagery

.. I walk in the night air,
I play in the waters edge.
I live a life that fills me,
All in my mind.

I’m not a maid to command.
Nor a warm body to keep.
I’m not a slave to order,
Nor a ghost left to weep.

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Jemima Jones

Mon 26th Jun 2017 10:24

beautiful Kitty.You are one of those fortunate people who have the desire and skills to understand themselves.Thank you.Jemima.

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Raj Ferds

Mon 26th Jun 2017 06:40

Be blessed Kitty. Always remember that you are admired by some people who may not say it. You may not realise it but your kindness is touching peoples' lives and nothing matters more.

I believe when we give, we give unconditionally. Never expecting anything in return.

Raj

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Kitty

Sun 25th Jun 2017 19:01

Thank you very much. There is a truth in it. Not just for me, but for so many others. We all have parts of life that make us feel...incomplete. We use the night to gain strength to see us through the day.
Thank you again. I'm pleased you saw the truth it.

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Raj Ferds

Sun 25th Jun 2017 08:01

Kitty I have to honestly say I like this very much. It really sucked me in.

Whilst it has strong fictitious tones there seems to be some truth in it? The duality of two worlds is a cracking concept.
I like the way you have accepted the routine of "remaining invisible" during the day and how your world takes on a happier nuance "when the world goes to sleep." Whilst it';s all in your mind how you wish it was real.

Look forward to your next one.
Raj

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