Romeo Della Valle

Rookie - 295 Points (Ageless / Dominican Republic)

My Daily Routine In New York - Poem by Romeo Della Valle

Early in the morning
A rude awakening at the sound
Of the alarm clock...
Trying to steal an extra
Ten minutes of sleep
But it is time to get up,
Time to go to work...
Soap and towel handy,
While in the shower,
Listening to Billy Joel
Or the morning news...
Traffic and weather reports,
While drinking coffee
And smoking a cigarette...
Quickly going through the newspapers
To faithfully read my horoscope...
My everyday routine in New York
Rushing again to go to work...
'Good Morning' intended
For the whole week
Hoping not to miss my train
Avoiding to be reprehended
for being late...
Meeting so many strangers
Just like me
Dragging smiles or sleeping faces
Exhibiting a great deal of effort.
People leering hopefully for attention,
Expecting a suggestion
At the slightest flicker of an eyebrow...
I haven't started my day work
And I want to go back home to sleep...
That is my daily routine in New York...


Comments about My Daily Routine In New York by Romeo Della Valle

  • (12/22/2009 9:53:00 AM)

    This poem describes life very well.
    God work.
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  • (12/21/2009 4:35:00 PM)

    Great poem, as read I could see everything you described. Keep on writing. :)
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  • (12/21/2009 11:18:00 AM)

    it gives people a clear view of what sounds like a typical day in new york and i loved how you snuck in the rhyming parts every now and then! very good! (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2009 8:12:00 PM)

    The sad awakening to this busy World you explained well, I understand the sound of alarm how painful to a sleeper, my dilemma too of this unwanted wake up and the continuous struggle with life, brother this is an Exceptional writing! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 20, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, October 29, 2012

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