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So Much More Than Just a Morning

April 18, 2014
By Alyssa95 PLATINUM, Lodi, Wisconsin
Alyssa95 PLATINUM, Lodi, Wisconsin
40 articles 21 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


The shimmer of the sun,
Tickling the crest of the Earth with
Rays of shining gold.

They slowly rise above the valley,
Perfectly located between
Two majestic hills
Made of the greenest shrubbery.

The sky changes colors,
Awakening pastel colors
That sneak around the puffy clouds.

This awakening in nature
Is referred to as another simple
"Morning"

But it is so much more than just a morning,
It is the warming of the ground beneath our feet,
The welcome of animals stirring from their nests.

The awakening of the sun
Gets people on their feet,
Animals awake for a new day.

The rays whisper to the Earth,
Grass grows a tad longer,
Trees reach up a smidgen higher.

And hearts open with the awakening of the sun.
New life is created with the shimmer of a new day,
Other hearts are forced to cease.

Yet, the next shimmer still comes,
The sun still arises above that valley,
Pastel colors still flow through the clouds,
And another "Morning" still occurs.

Each "Morning" is a new start,
Treat it as such.

Welcome change,
But never forget to appreciate the light
That allows the next step.



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on Apr. 24 2014 at 11:26 pm
Alyssa95 PLATINUM, Lodi, Wisconsin
40 articles 21 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am very glad you enjoy the poem.

on Apr. 24 2014 at 11:25 pm
Alyssa95 PLATINUM, Lodi, Wisconsin
40 articles 21 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you so much!

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 24 2014 at 3:07 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

How did this not get an Editors Choice? :) Amazing!

on Apr. 23 2014 at 1:43 pm
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

this is beautiful. no other words.