Grumbles and Yawns

Monday morning comes ’round

on the whisper of fleeting darkness

It spreads across the horizon

in hues of navy and crimson

or surrounded by the mist of winter’s fog

New life, new breath

New work week

Monday never knows

what joy or sadness or need of coffee it brings

It simply is

Accepted as a day to start over

or cursed by the loss of the past two days

Monday is both love and dread

Smiles and frowns

Monday follows through

with day two of seven’s journey

It quiets the mall

busies the doctor’s office

Restaurants choose to take a day of rest

or take your order

Complex in its being

Monday morning comes ’round

Invited or not, welcomed or not

to alarm clocks and crowing cocks

It wakes us

Urges us to rise

Listens to grumbles and yawns,

teeth brushing and showers

Monday makes its way

through hours twenty-four

birthing babies, burying the lifeless

giving hope to dreams and desires

swearing at the sky

making the sign of the cross

wondering what just happened

Monday soon loosens its anchored grip

to the third day coming

Light begins to ebb

signaling the unstoppable end

Hours softening into darkness

Stars, night sky, pajamas, eyes closing

And then…Tuesday

38 responses to Grumbles and Yawns

  1. Dan Antion says:

    WordPress ate my comment. How appropriate for this day. I said I like this, Mary. You captured the many ways Monday is not just another day. I hope yours is a good one.

  2. loisajay says:

    Two more Mondays and I am outta here. Retirement calls….February 14. Calling it a career on Valentine’s Day.

      • loisajay says:

        Thanks, Joanne. It has been tearful telling clients and co-workers, but I think I’ll snap out of that pretty soon. šŸ˜‰ Now I have to find a nifty group of seniors like you did to keep me busy!

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Saying the good-byes is a little tough, but there is no shortage of things to do post-career!! Woo-hoo! I think you’re going to love it šŸ™‚

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Lois, that’s so awesome! I am happy for you…no more early morning Mondays unless you want to get up and watch the sun rise.

      • loisajay says:

        I am so excited, Mary. Easing my way out by going part-time this month and then next month……fade into the sunset. Good plan.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        That’s a great plan, Lois. I’ll be retiring later this year and joining you and Dan in enjoying the leisure time. I hope your workplace sends you off in style!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you so much! That was very kind of you, and you have also led me to a blog page that I will be happy to follow. I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

  3. Stephen says:

    Cool poem… I wonder if Bob Geldof agrees! LOL

    Thanks for stopping by the Go Dog Go Cafe today!


    • bikerchick57 says:

      I would like to think thst Bob would approve! Glad I found Go Dog Go Cafe, thanks to another blogger. Very cool site. šŸ™‚

      • Stephen says:

        Very happy to have you around. As I say… stay a while and scroll around a bit. šŸ˜‰

  4. joey says:

    That was fantastic. I like it very much. Clever and evocative, little saucy, little sweet. Monday, meh, this one was better than the last. Maybe next week’s will be a winner šŸ™‚

  5. You’ve just reminded me that I haven’t had coffee yet šŸ™‚ And I realised my Tuesday feels a bit like a Monday.

    burying the lifeless

    giving hope to dreams and desires

    Time to daydream!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I would guess by the time I’ve responded to this you’ve had a few glorious cups of coffee. The caffeine will help give life to the dreams and desires of Tuesday. (I hope that by repeating “burying the lifeless,” there is not a funeral on today’s agenda.)

      • Still have had no coffee, but I’m brewing one now! I was completely absorbed by a paper rescue mission. The receipts are at my bookkeeper now, so my taxes will be done and I can breathe. And drink coffee!

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Yay! I still have to do my taxes, but that will not stop me from a daily cup of tea and coffee.

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