Early Morning Walk

Weary eyes
fight to stay open,
defeat sleep

Longest days
Dark in the morning
draws us out

Streetlights shine
Even at 6am
step by step

Remember
comfort of your bed
left behind

Do not sleep
even as you walk
comatose

Dangers hide
even at the dawn
Stay alert!

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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17 Responses to Early Morning Walk

  1. I’m just imagining the obstacle course that my bedroom floor is at 3am.

  2. greenembers says:

    This sounds all too familiar, lol. 🙂

  3. A2LSM says:

    I love walking in the early morning…when I’m actually up. There is something about the stillness of the air… But since I’m a veritable night owl I don’t walk much in the morning…I am up (still) at 3:00 am 🙂

  4. I wake at 6 am every morning to do yoga. Its rarely quiet though because my daughter wakes up very early and asks nonstop questions the whole time lol In those moments it is quiet and still and I can hear the birds its so peaceful =) I love walking too but being a rather petite female alone at off hours is dangerous, what that says about society isn’t very nice.

    • I know, exactly – I love the feeling of an early mornng walk in terms of peacefulness but I have to admit to also feeling a slight sense of fear at such times too…which I guess is part of being a woman in such circumstances unfortunately! 🙂

      • It is unfortunate as a kid I was just totally unaware of that I would walk from like dawn to dusk at first in the projects and then later when I moved through the woods I imagine both had dangers!

      • I know what you mean – I guess its the loss of innocence as you grow older…very sad really.

      • It really is, though I am some kind of super pervert magnet so I have to be really careful. I am not really pretty in any conventional way and I dress modestly but if there is a pervert anywhere nearby then they make it their mission to talk to me.

  5. thesanctuaryofmyheart says:

    “Do not sleep, even as you walk comatose”….classic. Another great one, Helen!! I am having the best time reading all the stuff I missed a la funk. 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I’ve enjoyed keeping up with your work – lovely as always – but did notice you weren’t around all that much…hope you are ok? 🙂

      • thesanctuaryofmyheart says:

        Slipped into a bit of funk….seasonal depression maybe. Hated being away, though. I am back….I missed you and Roxi a lot actually. My two blessings!!! I do feel much better. Thank you for noticing my absence.

      • I would always notice your absence my friend…I check your blog every day…it’s so uplifting to read one of your poems to start my day!! 🙂

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