Dawn Comes – Project 27

Project 27 Continues – Also, an update on NaNoWriMo2017 this year!


Today I have another poetry attempt for you. C&C always appreciated.

In other news, I’ll be back on the writing bandwagon for NaNoWriMo2017 this fall. After all, Laurel Emperor won’t write itself! We’ll just have to get it in around all this poetry.

Dawn Comes

The unremembered tune of a forever playing song
That sings every morning
Come snow or come rain
Even though there are times it seems
That bright orb won’t shine again

Over weather beaten streets
And torn up yards
Creeping along fences like feral street cats
Slinking along doors and over patio stones
Reminding the only passenger at the bus stop that she…
Is alone.
Empty world save the groaning hiss of a bus.

Single mom
Single hero
To her two little girls
And their big brother
The sunlight wakes them
Even though she’s long gone
The smell of her coffee lingers on,
And on.

Rice and tortillas and syrup for breakfast
Kids’ choice.
Brother leaves the girls at home.
His trip to school is equally alone.
The bus stop is full of kids
But he’s brand new.
No companions today, perhaps tomorrow
Won’t be full of unmentioned sorrow.

The girls fight, tussle, and squawk.
But school is never, EVER, forgot.
Right on time, every day.
Ready to make the most out of that school day.
It’s not yet 7:45,
And already
The world
For the moment
Is alive.

Author: Daniel Ottalini

Author of the Award-Winning Steam Empire Chronicles Series

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