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A New "Morn
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Monday, February 07, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A New ‘Morn


I awake to the dawn as the sun breaks,

            purple, gold and blue over the horizon

I smell the morning smells of humanity,

coffee, bacon and burnt toast

I shed off the covers like a snake sheds his skin,

I shiver as my feet hit cold floor

I smile knowing that today is brand new,

I can live what came before

I don my robe, fuzzy, somewhat ragged but warm, safe,

 like this old house

I attend my morning toiletry,

the icy water awakens the body and the mind

I think it is the first day of the rest of my life,

as that corny line made famous

I will rise like the phoenix, from last night’s ashes

            to the world that I will find.


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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 11/17/2012
What a fine way to describe a typical morning! I love the line about your robe!

Love ya!

Reviewed by karen beecher (Reader) 2/9/2005
Every day is the first day of the rest of our lives, a new beginning.
Very beautifully written. Karen
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 2/7/2005
Such a lovely poem, this was so beautiful, peaceful, I loved this,

Reviewed by jude forese 2/7/2005
a wonderful sense of renewal intertwined with very vivid imagery that can almost be touched ...
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/7/2005
This is a great write, Felix. I could feel the icy particles in the water as you splashed it upon your face and also the feeling of my favorite robe that cradles me with the same comfort I remember in my mother's arms when I was a young child. Mornings are my favorite time of day. I always feel the promise of the new day and also the quiet tranquility of a world that, for many, is still sleeping.
Take care,
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/7/2005
I like the imagery and like a child said today. All in all it has been a pretty good day. This is a pretty good write.
Reviewed by Carrie Deveney 2/7/2005
Loved it! Great imagery...i could easily imagine a morning like this...I love the ragged robe being safe...
Reviewed by Sue Hess 2/7/2005
this is wonderful, when you mentioned the burnt toast, i thought we might be neighbors
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 2/7/2005
Marvelous images and beautifully executed! Words to live by - thanks for sharing them.

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