February 2, 2023

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SUNDAY MORNING BLUES

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SUNDAY MORNING BLUES

 

Sunday morning in June…

The rain is splashing down
from grey clouds all around.
Soaking everything in sight,
leaving puddles of water
as markers for its sorrow.

Its neither hot nor cold,
but the weeds will love this:
Will grow ferociously thick.
And the hedge will sprout
new expectant growth.

The electricity flickers
on and off, off and on –
Man’s usual disability
to maintain sustainability
in this his broken new world.

It is no good me thinking
that it is nonseasonal,
that it is unreasonable,
That it is plain and simple ‘wrong’ –
I can only be the observer.

I have long since seen
that there is nowhere to hide:
Nowhere in this World where
I could escape my reality.
It is put up and shut up time.

I’m approaching eighty years
and this morning’s feeling
is only ‘sad’ because I know
I have felt this way before:
This sensational chill and damp.

The sense of Worldly sadness;
The sense we’re marking time
with tired legs stomping
on the saturated Earth
but no longer moving forward.

It is a cycle in which we’re trapped
time in which we’re handicapped.

 

© Allen Ansell 2022

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4 thoughts on “SUNDAY MORNING BLUES

  1. Allen I would like to share here that this is something that I was going through a few days back I mean it’s just rain, it makes me sad mostly, and then the vibe coming from inside and that feeling was just what you described when these feelings strike they get you very low and only one thing cheers me up i.e. playing some sports. And friends too play a role in uplifting your mood, but just unfortunately I just don’t have such great friends so I just play sports. I don’t think if you wouldn’t write this I would have got to know that blues strike others too I am not alone.

  2. I loved these lines more ” I have long since seen
    that there is nowhere to hide:
    Nowhere in this World where
    I could escape my reality.
    It is put up and shut up time”.. and that is the reality of things. When we understand this we can no longer ran and look for solutions in the far away places. It is always with in our ability to accept and live in different seasons hoping for the best in the next.

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