My morning…

Day 13 – March SOLSC #sol17

This poem is an attempt at capturing my chaotic morning without just writing a narrative.  After a long day of thinking and rubric writing, I’m a little surprised that I’m not taking the “easy” way.  I love Poetry, but I’m definitely not as comfortable writing it.  I’m getting there though.  Baby steps.

Morning Chaos


Alarm blaring

Too much snoozing

Running around like a lunatic


Sleepy, cranky, whiney daughter

“Come on we have to get to Grandma’s”

Dragged her out in her pajamas


Rushing down the stairs – why do we live on the 3rd floor?

Bags in one hand, daughter’s hand in the other

Frantically get everything into the car – seat belts on!


Car roars to life

Beep beep beep – Warning!!!

Oh no! Very, very, very low tire pressure


No time to deal with tires

Off to Grandma’s we go

Quickly switch cars


Check the time – ahhh!

Feel the panic building – But…

Can’t leave without my coffee


Finally in the car

Off I go – no speeding 

Fingers crossed the traffic isn’t too bad


Pull into the parking lot

Only 10 minutes late

Grab my bags and go


Time to work on writing rubrics

Find a seat, take a deep breath

Wow! It’s 8:45 and I’m exhausted – Thank you daylight saving time


A huge thank you to  Anna, Beth, Betsy, Deb, Kathleen, Lisa, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for all that they do to create a supportive community of writers and a safe, welcoming space to write, learn, share and grow.

8 thoughts on “My morning…

  1. I loved this poem. You did a great job expressing your morning. Your first lines really caught me “Alarm blaring, Too much snoozing, Running around like a lunatic.” I could really identify with it. Been there and done that several times.

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  2. Your poem does have a great pace to it, fast, yet paused but lines like “Very, very, very low tire pressure” and “Can’t leave without my coffee.” The repetition in one and the idea of the other seem to interject their importance into the otherwise quick rhythm of the rest of the piece. Nicely done!


  3. I’m convinced that the Monday after “spring forward” should be a national holiday. Your poem makes a good argument for that. Very creative!


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