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Good Morning

April 20, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


There is something crisp
about this morning
with an azure
clouded-dappled sky
and a honeyed haze.

There is something sweet
about this morning:
the vase of violet orchids
that sits on our nightstand
are fresh and fragrant as
the day last week
when you brought them home
coming back from work.

There is something provocative
about this morning
with the only thing covering
our bodies
are these thin
cool cotton sheets so sheer
that the outlines
of both you and me
must be visible:
our warmth trapped beneath.
You roll over,
thinking I’m asleep,
and get out of bed
without bothering to put on your crumpled clothes,
lying on the floor next to mine,
or without covering your torso
with some sheets.
You bare backside recedes
from my view
as you go out to the kitchen
to brew our coffee.

There is something euphonic
about this morning,
as you get back in bed,
and your voice
is the first sound
to bid me, “Good morning,”
while our steaming coffee
brews in the background,
its guttural song
making it all the way
into our bedroom.
There is something promising
about this morning
with your smile greeting me,
your cheeks dimpling,
letting me know
that I still have
one more day
with you
today.


The author's comments:
I began to develop the idea of this poem in a afternoon. But I decided to wait until the nest morning to write in order for it to have a raw feeling. And this was what I came up with. I have to give MyApocolyptic for being some inspiration for me. Hope you all enjoy.

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on Jun. 11 2013 at 3:18 pm
FakeYourDeath BRONZE, Marion, Ohio
3 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Art is the proper task of life - Friedrich Nietzsche

Tell Gus I said hi.

HazelGrace said...
on Jun. 10 2013 at 11:39 pm
haha well you knowwww ;)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 10 2013 at 2:29 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you, HazelGrace. By the way, are you the real Hazel Grace? 

HazelGrace said...
on Jun. 10 2013 at 1:54 pm
oh, this is so beautiful and vivid gahh i love your work!!!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 4 2013 at 2:07 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thanks. I'm not much of a tea person, though.

on May. 31 2013 at 9:39 pm
Flowers_Will_Grow SILVER, Annandale, Virginia
8 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A little fall of rain, can hardly hurt me now."-Little Fall of Rain from Les Miserables
"Rain will make the flowers grow."-Little Fall of Rain from Les Miserables
"We'll carry on"-Welcome to the Black Parade from My Chemical Romance

You're welcome and tea helps xD

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 31 2013 at 1:26 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you, poeticlove143. 

on May. 31 2013 at 1:18 pm
poeticlove143 GOLD, St. Martinville, Louisiana
15 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
" The Lord is my Shepherd there is nothing I shall want" Psalm 23:1

i like it  

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 29 2013 at 5:10 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you so much, Sarahrose314. I'm glad you found it to be a sweet and romantic poem. 

on May. 29 2013 at 5:06 pm
Sarah_Rose17 SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Remember to trust others, it will one day be your saving grace."

It's a very sweet poem! Something romantic and just catching this peron's emotions with much simplicity. Keep writing!! (:

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 27 2013 at 3:23 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I hadn't caught that typo. Thanks for catching that. And thanks for commenting. 

on May. 27 2013 at 3:08 pm
EmmettHerculeLaFave SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
8 articles 0 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We have it in our power to begin the world over again." -Thomas Paine

Its very sweet and charming! One typo: "you bare backside recedes" just incase you didn't notice. But anyway I loved it, very pleasant and nice imagery! 5/5.

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 25 2013 at 1:19 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Steffles, thank you for showing such appreciation for this poem. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 25 2013 at 1:18 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you, Court901, so so much. That means a lot for you to say that this poem had such a powerful eefect on you. Thank you.

on May. 25 2013 at 1:10 pm
Court901 BRONZE, Magnolia, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagniation is not a talent of some people, but it is the health of every person" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are so many wonderful words to describe this poem that I'm almost speechless. It's just so peaceful and amazing that it made me feel every beautiful word. Excellent job.

on May. 25 2013 at 12:28 pm
steffles SILVER, Glendale, New York
5 articles 3 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted- mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”

Such a beautiful poem! The imagery is absolutely stunning and captivating! Amazing!

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 23 2013 at 5:19 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thanks so much, Princess. 

on May. 23 2013 at 4:41 pm
Jewish-Latina95 SILVER, West Des Moines, Iowa
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love can last forever...if ur love urself first.

this is amazing...I absolutely love it.

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 22 2013 at 6:12 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

So glad you found it to be peaceful. I hope mornings will be forever good now for you. Thanks so much.

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 22 2013 at 6:10 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thanks, Popeye40. Now, when are you gonna make another video of your awesome breakdancing skills? Your audience awaits the next installment. Thank you.