Patrick O'Reilly

Rookie (1988 / St John's, NL)

In Came The Dawn - Poem by Patrick O'Reilly

The sun came up without permission
To make me wonder which day it was.
The razor sunrise rips into my red eyes,
And I shut them fast and tight

Another night of standing vigilante
Over the sullen city street
In a bedroom window
Arms across the moulding in triumph over the dark
Curtains cast far aside,
Drained coffeecups littered with the laundry
Paper snowballs with three hour's futile produce
Cornered in with the other cobwebs

Insomnia, that old ghost, promises
Today will be a beautiful night

Comments about In Came The Dawn by Patrick O'Reilly

  • (7/27/2006 8:44:00 AM)

    'today will be a beautiful night' I love this line! Great poem.


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  • (7/12/2006 10:13:00 PM)

    Splendid work, sounds so familair, the sleepless nights. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/10/2006 1:56:00 PM)

    Patrick this is superb mate. Keep writing like this and your going places I wish I could have wrote this way when I was your age. Dont stop harness the language you are brilliant with words.


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  • (6/30/2006 10:03:00 AM)

    I really liked it pat! get some sleep ~_~ k? (Report)Reply

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  • (6/28/2006 2:13:00 PM)

    nice! last couplet. capped off the imagery for me.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 12, 2010

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