New Poem: Wake Up

Wake Up
by Ed DeCaria

Didn’t sleep (surprise, surprise)
Blood-soaked bags drag down my eyes

I know …
I know …

But the world
Never waits
For me to
Wake up



© Ed DeCaria 2012, All Rights Reserved

Happy to be back in the mix at Poetry Friday! My poem reflects my current state of reality. Thanks to Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe for hosting the roundup this week.

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  • Linda Baie

    I would be surprise if you got any sleep these past few weeks! I know the world will pass us by no matter what kind of sleep. Nice, succinct poem, Ed-just right for all us sleepy people!

  • Doraine Bennett

    I have no idea when you’ve had time to sleep lately. Thanks for all this work. I have certainly enjoyed it. Congratulations on an amazingly creative idea and a job well done.

  • Susan Taylor Brown

    Just a wee bit tired from all the madness? :) We’ve all had such fun. Thanks again for putting it all together.

    Love the line: “Blood-soaked bags drag down my eyes”

  • Amy LV

    Oh, poor you! I have thought about you a lot this month. You have been a great host of a heckuva poetry party. ‘So glad to see you took a moment to write. That line…”blood soaked bags…” got me too. Gross and perfectly visual. Sleep tonight! a.

    • Stephen W Cahill

      I couldn’t agree more.

  • Greg Pincus

    LOL. It’s amazing you’re cogent enough to put up an extra post! I can’t even imagine the back end work in all of this, Ed, but it’s been a blast and I think worth your blood-soaked bags. But, of course, that’s easy for me to say since they’re yours, not mine!

  • April Halprin Wayland

    Ed…my husband (a CPA) could have written this…it’s Tax Season! That’s something like March Madness without the brackets.

    Thanks for all the back-breaking work you’re doing, keeping Poem Stadium clean between games, stocking the concession stands, polishing those wood floors…I can’t even imagine.

  • Shemp

    Your efforts have made you friends who will stand by you in the Underworld. I’ve read more poetry in the last two weeks than in the last two years. My whole family has enjoyed reading the poems and deciding which ones to support with our vote.

    Thanks for your energy and enterprise.

  • Jone

    I am amazed that you have had anytime to sleep with poetry madness.