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Poem: Morning Beauty

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Poem Summary

Morning beauty is a poem about her going to sleep but tossing and turning throughout the night.

When she awakes she looks frightful, with hair like Phyllis Diller. She jumps into the shower to let the magic begin for beauty sleep has skipped her once again.

"2000 MDA Telethon - Phyllis Diller

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Morning Beauty

She tumbles on the bed

to rest her droopy eyes,

as pain shatters the nerve fibers in her lower back.


She tosses and turns

with dreams weaving in and out,

as kitty snuggles close to her chest

keeping the nightmares at bay.


When she awakes,

she sees quite a fright

in the reflection of the mirror,

with hair like Phyllis Diller

and dark, baggy circles beneath her eyes.


She sighs,

heading for the shower

to let the magic begin,

for beauty sleep has skipped her

once again.

"Dylan Scott - Sleeping Beauty "

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 19, 2020:

Liz,

Thank you.

You should have seen my morning beauty this morning...it was a restless night. Lol!

I appreciate your comments.

Take care.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 19, 2020:

You capture the sleepless night and morning beauty regime well in this poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 15, 2020:

Peggy,

Thank you.

Glad it gave you a chuckle.

Yes, I am glad you found it to leave a comment.

I guess if it is on the news feed then we can leave one.

Have a wonderful day.

So glad Rosina showed you how...thanks Rosina.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 15, 2020:

Haha! I think that many of us can relate to this poem. I am glad to discover that I can still leave a comment here. Rosina told me how to do it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 15, 2020:

Ankita,

Thank you.

I am delighted to get your comment.

Take care.

Ankita B on November 15, 2020:

This is so relatable and beautifully described. I liked it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 15, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

I hear yoga is good for a person. This is something I have not tried.

I do take walks though.

Delighted to hear you like this one.

Take care and have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 15, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you. I am glad to hear you enjoyed this one.

After a night's sleep the curls disappear from my naturally curly hair and the only way to bring them back is to get them wet.

As you can tell...I did receive your comment.

Thank you and have a great day.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 15, 2020:

This is a wonderful poem, and relatable too. Not regularly, but I do have some days and nights, when I have to face this. Thankfully, I am able to manage this through Yoga and walks.

Thank you for sharing another wonderful composition. Well done.

Lorna Lamon on November 15, 2020:

This poem made me smile Brenda and I can certainly relate as I stumble to the bathroom in the morning. There is a lighthearted feel to this poem which I enjoyed. Once again your poems always create a picture in the mind. I hope you receive this comment Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 14, 2020:

Rosina,

It is just life. It happens to all of us.

No matter how much sleep I get I still need to jump in the shower.

I have naturally curly hair so that water helps start the magic up again...then I can look attractive once again.

No worries here...just a light poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 14, 2020:

Charlie,

Haha...I loved it!

I think I've had a few nights like that too.

Stay safe and take care.

Rosina S Khan on November 14, 2020:

It's too bad she is stressed out and keeps tossing and turning in bed. Perhaps she is worrying a lot so that she is missing out on beauty sleep. It's a pity but I hope with all my heart she has reason to smile again and be worry-free and stress-free.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on November 14, 2020:

slightly off the topic of your poem Brenda but this reminded me of a story an elderly lady told me on my recovery journey. She said to me "Charlie I used to go out at night like Marilyn Monroe and come home like Marlon Brando"

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 14, 2020:

Pamela,

Thank you.

I am delighted you can appreciate this one.

But sorry you deal with back pain...it's the worse.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 14, 2020:

Vidya,

Thank you.

Yes, me too. Tossong and turning then waking up looking frightful.

Have a wonderful day.

VIDYA D SAGAR on November 14, 2020:

Nice poem Brenda, we can relate to the tossing and turning many nights wondering when it would be day again.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 14, 2020:

That picture of Morning Beauty is so funny, Brenda. I like this poem and I can relate as back pain is part of my life.