Poem: I Pray You Wake Up

Updated on September 11, 2019
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I am a writer. I love to write. I feel words have a way of connecting people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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Like the twilight on a calm morning
to a thunderstorm raging,
you changed instantly.

No understanding,
I am left bewildered,
I do not recognize you,
it’s like watching a horror movie
waiting for the ending to be over.

I hope you find yourself,
before it is too late
to put the pieces of your life
back together.

I will always remember
the moments we shared,
thinking fondly of the man I once knew
but I will not acknowledge
the monster you have become.

I pray you wake up,
not for me
but for yourself,
hoping you discover
life has a lot more to offer.

"When You Wake Up" by Absorbing State

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    © 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        6 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you Ann. I appreciate your kind words.

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        Ann Carr 

        6 weeks ago from SW England

        Great way of presenting the feelings of someone confronted with an unexpected change of persona.

        You pick out the good as well as the bad and that's not easy to do. Well done!

        Ann

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you, Tamara.

        I appreciate you reading my work.

        One can only hope for the best.

        Hugs back...thanks for being a caring person.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thanks, Lorna.

        Sometimes it is all that is left to do.

        Maybe the person will eventually wake up and rethink his life.

        Thanks for reading my work and commenting.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you, Sara.

        Yes, we do not like this feeling when it touches so near to your heart with a loved one.

        Thanks for reading my work.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 months ago from Washington Court House

        Yes, Charlie. I am glad you woke up too!

        Goodluck with your new life...it is a gift, live it well.

        Thank you for reading my work.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you.

        I appreciate you stopping by to read my work.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you, John.

        I value your opinion. So glad you liked my work.

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        Tamara Yancosky 

        2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

        This is a wise and lovely poem, Brenda, and resonates that which I wish for others, as well.

        Hugs,

        Tamara

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        Lorna Lamon 

        2 months ago

        Sometimes it is only when someone walks away that the person will rethink and change. This is a very powerful poem,emotionally charged.

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        SARA 

        2 months ago from Islamabad

        In this poem I can feel the sadness. "I pray" has a strong emotion..we wanted our loved ones to stay near us. Any unpredictable change is heart breaking.

        Thanks for sharing a wonderful poem.

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        Charlie Halliday 

        2 months ago from Scotland

        So true Brenda. I am glad I woke up to the person I had become.

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        SangrealGoddess 

        2 months ago from Albania

        Wow, it is heartbreaking

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        John Hansen 

        2 months ago from Queensland Australia

        Brenda, it is disturbing that someone we think we know well can suddenly change, seemingly overnight. a well-written poem.

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