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Before the Sun Rises

John Townsend 1945 (Loughborough)

Why do I wake
before the Sun rises
feel so tired
yet restless inside
unable to close my eyes
sleep through the night.
Sometimes it is
like a game I am sure
my mind playing tricks
rattling my cage
waking me up
'Come on you fool
to get up.'
Yet everyone sleeps
so I mock these tiresome thoughts
write as I think
challenge my mind
as giving this nonsense
a reply,
yet why?
I am tired
want to sleep
to hell with this night shift
of no sleep.
Oh look the halo of the Sun
fractures the night
maybe I will rest
at full sunlight.
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Submitted by Nolostalgia on May 09, 2021

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John Townsend

It has become habitual for me to play with words, even as I converse, I hear a poetic annoyance ready to pop out when quite honestly, no one would understand. Perhaps I have the advantage of seeing the streetlamps turned off by a man with a long pole, that I saw The Beatles on stage twice. That I conversed with Spike Milligan and touted my songs among the throng of Denmark Street in London. Well 1945 began this is me, still around, looking forward to The Bootleg Beatles in 2022. more…

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