Can you please leave it out, I’m wide awake

  now she said ..

While rearranging the quilt in her favour ..

Oh’ no you are not,

you are simply well woke,

he replied ..

So they lay there like that, facing opposite

walls until

the first snowflakes arrived in the morning ..


all the written complaints and fresh lawsuits ..




  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 20th, 2023 00:33
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 14
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.
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  • Jerry Reynolds

    The wrath of their Xs with their legal teams. Good one, Neville.

    • Neville

      You got it write first time Jez ..................... Cheers my friend 🙂

    • MendedFences27

      I found words in this that have a political connotation, here in the U.S. "Woke, walls, snowflakes," and to a lesser degree, "complaints and lawsuits." I think its stronger sense though is that of a final breakup between lovers. The two could be merged here, in the most skillful way. Duality is always a plus , poetically. At any rate a truly gritty poem, and most enjoyed by me. - Phil A.

      • Neville

        Thanks a million mate .. In real terms, Woke is one of those words that I struggle with and for so many reasons I doubt there would be sufficient space within this constraining rectangle to accommodate each one of them .. All Good Things to You & Yours sir Phil .... Neville

      • Parisab

        The poem was engaging and I actually wished for the sun coming out in the morning. Alas “the snow flakes”…

        • Neville

          Bless you for checking in and taking part dear Parisab ..

        • Goldfinch60

          May those snowflakes melt and turn into warmth once more Neville.


          • Neville

            snow joke is it ....................... 🙂

          • L. B. Mek

            from title, I was thinking a sociopolitical commentary poem
            and then I was pleasantly surprised
            to find a scene from a stage play
            and then, after contemplation
            realised your wordplay
            and that this actually is
            insightful, commentary
            but, a deep - deep reading
            of those core, root causes
            how invaded we feel, in our own beds..
            a complex write, I can barely scratch
            thank you! Hyung

            • Neville

              in the write hands, we can all be safe .. in the wrong ones, no one is immune .. cheers brother Mek

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