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Day 3 | April Poetry Month Challenge | Wake-up Call

WFSC Creative Writing Facilitators, Mike Deregowski and Kelsey Hoople, challenge you to participate in national poetry month. 1 poem per day for 30 days with no working ahead. 😉

Overall theme 'When Life Changes'.

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Day 3 | April 3rd | Wake-up Call

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lawrence.jar94
lawrence.jar94
Jul 24, 2021

Wake Up Call


Summer has come and gone to fall

As we sit, window-faced to a sky burnt ochre;

The leaves turn grey to plaster the wall

As the heat, once a friend, becomes a stoker


Of fires burned and worlds turned;

Look at what has become of us now?

To those of us who warned and tried, you spurned

And broke your anger against walls once proud.


Look at us now, for we are abreast of the same change -

Chess pieces on a board we, ourselves, have made.

But look at us now, strategising to fight the strange

Hoping this hell of a world can be unmade...


And as the sky darkens, from a fall to winter freeze,


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Lana O'Neill
Lana O'Neill
Apr 05, 2021

Wake Up Call

A Villanelle for April 3, 2021


The tick of time heightens nerves. Cease the fall-

Soothe a child's new dawn, cue a mother's hum.

Life's ground levels out with this wake up call.


Teen angst and ire exhaust home's calm. Lift pall

With dad's guitar. Pluck, note by note, then strum.

The tick of time heightens nerves. Cease the fall


As hope and dreams explode like urban sprawl,

New adults hit snooze, then hide. Overcome!

Life's ground levels out with this wake up call.


Bliss and blur of parenthood buries thrall,

Imprint sweet joy from babes soft coo, heart's thrum.

The tick of time heightens nerves. Cease the fall


When sleep shuns fatigue and health cries. Forestall


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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 05, 2021

Sure is!

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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 05, 2021

April 3rd – Wake-up Call

Deep in sleep embraced in dreams

Another world opens up to you

Is this the truth? So real, it seems

Perhaps life of past or future view?


Deep in thought the day goes by

Idly wasting moments of time

At day’s end to question why

Unproductive – an uphill climb


Deep in grief we hit a block

Cannot believe because you’re gone

We can’t stop time or turn back clock

Make peace and realize must go on


Asleep in dreams; deep in thought

Whiling away hours, days and all

Accept. Move on. Action sought.

LIVE your life – it’s your wake-up call.


© Linda J. Pedley April 2021

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Wake-up Call


Sunk in the abyss

Pill bottle in hand, researched

But then, the doorbell.

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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 05, 2021
Replying to

Saved by the bell?

This time?

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