Opening My Eyes To An Early Morning Surprise

Updated on November 12, 2017

Spaghetti Legs

I am looking for my body

Has anyone seen me ?

I went to bed late last night

My wife asked me to rub her back

That is the last thing I remember

Off to sleep I went

I was planning to do many things

Out like a light

I was dreaming when my wife woke me up

I could hear her voice whisper

I am leaving for work

I struggled to move

Giving her a kiss and lots of love

I tell her to call me when she gets to work

Now in limbo land

I don't feel like going back to sleep

I am not even close to being awake

So I slowly open my light blue eyes

Put the radio on

Listening to upbeat country music

Out the window

The clear faded blue sky waits

I keep rubbing my portholes of sight

My body still numb

All my brains seem to be scrambled

Like eggs I love so much

Add a little ketchup

Everything tastes so good

An unexpected sniffle seems to tease my nose

A stiff neck sticks out of my comfortable bathrobe

My little wrists sore from the day before

I have a vision for the day

It is not anything that I see or am experiencing currently

I pat my cat Charlotte

Who is the sleep master

She didn't respond

As she continues her deep sleep

That brings me to my pale arms covered with golden hairs

I never even noticed

It reminds me of fields of corn

Carefully placed and spaced

My short trim cut fingernails run across my beard stubble

The time keeps moving even if I don't

Lack of energy

I pour myself some cereal

Adding the ice cold milk

As a last ditch effort to come alive

Life and death both seem foreign to me


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Kari Poulsen I have read the last thoughts you think about just before bed will give you a better chance of dreaming and create more of what you like than don't like. When I close my eyes I am out like a rock. I don't hear or see anything. I never use to remember any of my dreams now a few our sketchy at best. Scientists also say we dream every night. If that is true mine have been floating for years I can't wait till they find me. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. Pleasant dreams.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      2 years ago from Ohio

      I find that time between sleep and wake to be like a meditative state. I had usually been dreaming, and often want to go back to my dream. But, alas, I can not catch it. Then I just lie there and let my thoughts pass. I don't try to catch them, I just let them go through. I used to wake in the middle of the night with my mind racing, unable to fall asleep. I hated that!

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      BillyBuc At the end of the day I always look back and think what just happened. What did I learn. More importantly what didn't I learn. What did I miss. Then I move it around in my head like a tossed salad. When I think I had enough I gently flip it out on the table infront of me. Like scrabble pieces. I try to rearrange my thoughts instead of letters and see what puzzle unfolds. Many times it makes no sense. Then other times it makes perfect sense. I take the good and try to reconstruct something new. Like a little boy with a thousand pieces and trying to build an erector set. Only he can do it now. Even though he can ask for help. Nobody can see through his eyes. My only hope is that when all is said and done. I might shine a flashlight on a memory of yours that was hidden in the dark. One that brought you such great joy and that you can now dust it off and make that memory shine like new. I know I said a lot and sometimes my dreams and thoughts become one. I think in my mind how clear it is then when I put it on paper it loses it power. Like a battery that you use in a toy you have played over and over again. One day you go to use it and without notice it doesn't work. I say there is only one thing to do.Time to recharge the batteries. Thank you for all your thoughtfulness and time. I don't think I know a busier man. Each comment is very much appreciated.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Kari Poulsen I keep trying to understand more about that special time. I get aggravated when I don't remember what was on my mind just seconds ago. I guess it was not meant to be. I know I was so fulfilled spiritually and mentally then when I awake all I see is the physical. As I learn more I will enjoy more. It is wonderful, strange, exciting, interesting and always a surprise. Thank you for sharing and caring. Please let me know what you are feeling the next time you wake up? Maybe we can compare notes. A scientific experiment with sleep and a touch of fun.

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Changing Tide Things always move forward. Sometimes in many directions at once. If we stay still we will miss out on life. If we attempt to go one direction and if not happy go another we have at least learned some valuable lessons. Life is all about living. Life is about dong. Be careful to what we do because everything we do has consequences. I think many thoughts and carry out only a small fraction of them. My first reason is because I run out of time and off to work I go. That gives me more time to rethink some of my previous thoughts and then some of the thoughts grow even bigger. Some are put on the back burner for a later date. I know what ever I do at this very moment my heart is in it completely. I do it the best I can even if it is something I don't like but it has to be done. I hope you continue to find a way to light that spark that ignites all your passion. No matter what other people think and say you will be the happiest when you see your own flame burn bright. Thank you for sharing and caring. Friends help others see all the good they might miss.

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      2 years ago

      The time keeps moving even if I don't

      Thank you for reminding me.....

      Sometimes we forget about the things that matter most, we get caught up in life & we forget about the control a thought, a song, maybe a smell has over us. We forget that life, people & time will move on regardless. It’s better to show up with a smile & try to make the world a better place......

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      Kari Poulsen 

      2 years ago from Ohio

      I actually like lying in bed in that space between sleep and wake. I just don't like when I have to get up and do things, lol.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That in-between place where consciousness and sleep meet. I know it well and wish I was there right now. :) But Monday calls and with it responsibility, darn it! It's always good to read your poetry. It grounds me, somehow, and that is always a good thing.

      Blessings to you always


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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Manatita44 A poets life has no boundaries. He lives and breathes it every day. Do your best and God will handle the rest. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a very special and blessed evening.

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      2 years ago from london

      Very cold and yet I am dressed in a Kurta and pants (muslim style) to go out to Poetry. Who says that we don't like punishment? Ha ha.

      Sleep is a healer and again at times stuff goes on. It's not always good to be woken up. But again, we must work to survive. Aye, the play of the Lord! Praise be!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Manatita44 I was so deep in the dream state I was just out of it. I wanted to go back where I was but I couldn't. I tried to piece together my feelings like a puzzle thinking it would lead me back to my dream. It didn't. Now feeling good again and going to work later. Thank you for reading and offering support and friendship. Sometimes when I awake up unexpectedly I am agitated for no reason that I can think of. The mind is a mysterious thing. I try to be like a detective and look for clues or hints. Sometimes there are none. Other times things will come to me days later. I cold day here in the low 30's. What's the weather like where you are? Have a wonderful afternoon.

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      2 years ago from london

      You have found yourself in an interesting space, eh? What can I say? Life gives us these moments. I'm sure you'll figure it out. Lol.


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