The Rude Awakening

Category: Poetry Published in Ink Published: Sunday, 27 January 2019 Written by Richard J Bell

The Rude Awakening


Eyes wide open
Cringing feeling in my stomach

Head dips down
Tears start to form

All emotions rush to the face
Arrogance was just revealed
in front of a crowd

Unrealistic points of view of life
broken on mass demonstration

Queasiness begins from the feet
Slowly evolving into pulsing prickles
Move up the body

As arms fold around the stomach

Breathing slowly but deeply

Shaking at thoughts
based on assumptions

Embarrassment quickly takes over

Starring blankly at the floor
All emotions sucked away

Eyes close as he thinks
“What to do now?”

The only thing that comes out of the mouth is
“Thanks for the rude awakening.”

© Richard James Bell 3rd August 2009

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