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Poems - Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune

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Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune

by deadalchemist

Is it the morning or just late at night,
So hard to tell anymore...
With half a bottle of Jack
And a full bottle of V,
Should I drink or should I sleep?
Hydrocodone in the drawer
Or should I leave it alone
And let myself slip into dreamland
Unaided and weak?
I'd rather be unattended
At half past one,
Waiting for the morning
The one that I do not want to come.
What shall happen tomorrow (but today)
When it's time to face the world again
And man up to my mistakes -
The ones I knew I should not have made.
The smell of something beneath my sheets
Could not put me to sleep and nor will
The aging thoughts of sheep.
What will push me to slumber tonight
When staying awake feel so good
Except when there's nothing to do
But ponder upon the grass that spreads
Across a land where my sheep must roam
And a cow jumps over the Moon.
There is no old lady whispering hush
Or the boy that used to make me blush
(Thought about calling him)
As I try to fall asleep tonight,
Just the crickets chirping about their business,
What I should be doing,
When instead I wait for a moment
For the headache to subside and the nerves to calm,
All on their own with no help from the bar.
I wont have to curl my hair in the morning
From the thoughts that crawl up my spine -
And as I lay in this bed ready to fall,
I just know that tomorrow will be fine.





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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 (10:02:30)
Your poem is so vivid and full of emotion, Stef....
the night takes over and every vulnerability is
entirely exposed. I'm sure many readers
will relate to your experiences.
Loved the positive, uplifting ending -
Best wishes, Mary Ann

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by twistedmistress on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 (12:32:46)
I can relate to this very much
and could feel every word you said
well done...
peace
NIKI

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune
by Anonymous on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (18:05:07)
Your so called poetry seems more like letters or just plain old words.Do you have to keep writing.Stop pleassssssse !!!!!!

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    Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
    by deadalchemist on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (18:34:57)
    Smile I'm so flattered. Apparently you hate my poetry and want me to stop but yet you keep coming back for more, and READ it no less! Do you have to keep posting anonymously? Too embarrassed to let me know who you are (lol as if I don't already know)? As long as you continue to cower behind your computer monitor, I will keep writing poetry that you do not like. If you got laid you wouldn't be wasting your time here. I look forward to your future comments with sincere interest.

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      Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
      by omegapaf on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (22:57:39)
      mr anonymous seems to be running out of steam. i think i know who it is too........what an arsehole.

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    Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
    by twistedmistress on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (22:31:32)
    dude if you can be an a hole show ya face


    sorrys d.c loved the poem chica

    i really hate peeps like that
    laters

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    Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
    by JPerry1980 on Friday, August 27, 2010 (12:39:38)
    ... And along comes Anon to post another asinine comment. No poem is complete without the necessary infraction of stupidity and ignorance presented by the shallow of the world.

    j.p.

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by questionajourney on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (22:44:05)
you weave this maddening tale well..finishing with a hint of optimism worked well in my opinion...going through the motions and having enough left over to see the gift of a new day..good one..qaj

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (22:51:19)
a sort of lullaby for insomniacs - an old sheep who can still just about jump over the moon. Bbhaaaaaaaa! love the line " but ponder upon the grass that spreads " - you know who.

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by unknownmover! on Friday, August 27, 2010 (10:55:38)
beautiful write my friend..just a happening with an ending that makes you smile..good shit!!

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by JPerry1980 on Friday, August 27, 2010 (12:38:04)
As I was reading this, Stef, I was just thinking (with one of those sad but knowing grins): "Been there, done that, all too often". This reminds me of the old Biblical proverb: "And this too shall pass". No matter how difficult the situation or how harsh the pain, just remember that it will fade with time and the coming of a new dawn.

Of course, sometimes we feel like others just can't understand or grasp what we're going through -- even though you're not alone sometimes you feel like it. For me, I reach for the twelve pack of beer, for others they reach for JD and still others greater distractions. I'll be the first to admit that although I guess you could say I have a hefty beer-drinking issue going on (which I'm certain I'll have to one day confront) -- it's only a distraction from what is confronting us and not an answer. There is another morning, another day, just around the corner.

Be well, my friend.

j.p.

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by badmalthus on Sunday, August 29, 2010 (04:11:17)
I love that feeling of mundaneness that you have captured in this poem Stef.......I can see Camus screaming about the absurd......Sisyphus rolling his rock.
Cheers.....Harry

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    Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Saturday, October 09, 2010 (00:35:11)
    Harry, you really like Sysiphus@@@@

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by Daniel on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 (11:38:38)
A great Poem
to read.

Really enjoyed.

Smile Smile

- Daniel

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 (01:27:59)
Many nights like this. Tonight is one of them. Nice write and title...

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Re: Goodnight Moon, Midnight Rune (Score: 1 )
by Dreaming-Demon on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 (02:06:53)
wow my friend, ive been here for the most part...an excellent write....felt your words

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