Chuck Audette

Rookie - 59 Points (Poetry Hell, Vermont)

Saturday Morning Alarm Clock - Poem by Chuck Audette

my dreams are torn
a sound like jets
my wife lies awake
but I'm not yet.
back into slumber
quiet resets
then again it comes
and again they're wrecked
she's reading her book
while I am still sleeping
each page is a hook
that leaves me seeping
each flip of a page
is a banshee's shriek
a cellulose rage
at her turning technique
the paper cuts
slice my dreams to shreds
all bled out
guess I'll get out of bed

(with apologies to Emily Dickinson - There is no 'frig it! ' like a book being read in bed next to you. Especially when one is, perhaps, a wee bit hungover that morning)

Comments about Saturday Morning Alarm Clock by Chuck Audette

  • (3/10/2009 7:01:00 AM)

    Hi Chuck
    I've banned reading in our bedroom unless it's done properly and professionally, and without noice. Just a thought, 'There's rubber everything else', it occurs to me that rubber books wouldn't make a noise. Careful.....this could start a fetish
    Great Read
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  • Brian Dorn (9/30/2006 10:50:00 AM)

    In the morning, silence is golden... just like your poems. Great write, Chuck!
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  • (4/8/2006 10:42:00 AM)

    'the paper cuts slice my dreams to shreds..' pure genius. Really enjoyed this poem packed with vivid imagery. The subtle humour evident too. Kind regards. Justine. (Report) Reply

  • (3/26/2006 9:29:00 AM)

    There is no excuse for treating a hangover victim with anything other than tender loving silence.
    Anna xxx
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  • (3/24/2006 8:27:00 PM)

    Wow - I love this one! You've succeeded in causing me one heckuva headache just reading this! You've reached a lot of people with this poem, Chuck. Well-done, friend, so take a '10'. Est : ] (Report) Reply

  • (3/24/2006 5:02:00 PM)

    The human condition.'To be well read or sleeping well in your bed'? I have really enjoyed this one.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Linda Hepner (3/24/2006 4:23:00 PM)

    How amazing Chuck, can this be a coincidence? See list before it disappears! We shredded people...!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 24, 2006

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