Mornings With You

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A little poem about the smiling face that greets me each morning when I feel like I can't get through the day. :)

You are there to greet me every morning

Dependable; you bring a smile to my face

Giving me the strength when I’m yawning

You are the one thing I can’t replace


When my energy wanes, you are there

Your warm embrace fuels my spirit

Your aroma; my senses you ensnare

I crave you each day, begging you to visit


I couldn’t face the day without you by my side

I keep you safe; you are so special to me

Your secret is indecipherable, many have tried

You are my beautiful enigma, my morning coffee

Submitted: January 19, 2016

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Desiree Davenport

Love this!

Tue, January 19th, 2016 12:45pm


Thanks so much :) I am trying to keep myself busy till the end of the day at work and I couldn't come up with a topic to write about, I took a sip of my coffee and Eureka...LOL.

Tue, January 19th, 2016 4:46am

L.K. LilLoCksea

Beautiful! & to think that you just came up with that in the last half an hour... damn..
Anyways I love it!
Your lucky to have people like that in your life.


Tue, January 19th, 2016 12:53pm


And by people you mean Coffee right?? :)
Thanks again for commenting on my work, looking forward to your new poem.

Tue, January 19th, 2016 4:54am

Keke Serene

XD This is about coffee! Wonderful, very beautifully written! Unfortunately, I am too poor to afford coffee so I get my high off of other people and walking into coffee shops, Jesus, give me money so I can buy coffee. I was so recieved, I swear, I thought this was about a lover an I was like meh. But now I'm like coffee, heck yeah! I can relate to that, I love that! Mochas the best tho, my favorite, lord, I can eat and drink mocha ice cream and coffee for the rest of my life and die fat and happy. :) I like this a lot, an appropiate tribute praising coffee :)

Tue, January 19th, 2016 3:58pm


Thanks again. ..hahaha I'm so glad you were deceived by the poem till the end, that's what I was going for. Luckily my office supplies all the coffee so I don't pay shit. ..its appropriate given that they basically own me between 8 and 5. Gotta get something back to make my day bearable. Coffee and booksie ftw! ! :p

Tue, January 19th, 2016 8:03am

J. W. Cooper

You my good man, are a man of great and exquisite poetry! The essence of this poem is great and your descriptions are fab! I liked how you started the piece off by saying "You are there to greet me every morning. Dependable; you bring a smile to my face." I love how this coffee is always there no matter what to greet you each and every morning, a dependable source of energy and one that always brings a smile to your face. You make it sound like you're talking about an actual person, especially with your 'Summary' and the 'Title' of the poem. "Giving me the strength when I am yawning, you are the one thing I can't replace." It's like thoughts on a relationship my friend, and what you do so well is talking as if you are speaking about a lover. You cleverly use your words in a way, that we are made to believe this piece revolves around your feelings about a'love' and how they make you feel so alive each morning. That my friend was extremely clever! "When my energy wanes, you are there. Your warm embrace fuels my spirit." I absolutely loved that line, especially how you describe it's warm embrace fuelling your spirit. You, like other writers that I've read, to a brilliant job of making such powerful statements and describing words in such a way, that they become so full of emotion and elegance. Instead of just putting something like "Your embrace my spirit," you've made it so much more by saying "Your warm embrace fuels my spirit." The way in which you personify coffee to almost be like a person is excellent! You go on to describe again with such eloquence and in a way that conveys so much imagery "Your aroma; my senses you ensnare. I crave you each day, begging you to visit." Wow!! There's a really strong connection between you and your morning coffee my friend and it certainly shows! I loved how you used the word 'ensnare' to describe how the morning coffee takes your senses. The word really seems to fit so well with your description Chris! There's this power behind your morning coffee my friend, and it seems to really show when you mention "I 'crave' you each day, begging you to visit." Your desire and need for this morning coffee is great and it reminds me of those religious paintings, where the saints or monks are looking up towards the sky and are looking for God or angels and are blessed with what they seek. Even to the very end, you write in such a clever, concise and methodical way my friend, making it read as though you are still talking about someone... About your love. "I couldn't face the day without you by my side. I keep you safe; you are so special to me." The relationship between you and the coffee exudes so much throughout this wondrous piece Chris; it oozes with such attention and passion! I also loved "Your secret is indecipherable." It's showing this sacredness around coffee and how precious it is to you and your every morning. What I thought was brilliant was the ending of your piece "You are my beautiful enigma, my morning coffee." Fantastic!!! How you describe the coffee as a 'beautiful enigma' it tantalises the tongue and really plays with our sense and the imagery we get from this description! The powerful bit was "My morning coffee," where at the end; we see that it is not in-fact a person who you are talking about, but about coffee and that's what makes this piece really stand out for me Chris! Wonderful work, such a great poem with plenty of luscious descriptions to fuel our desire to read on! As always my friend, such a great job! A very talented writer you are friend! Take great care and have a great day Chris! :)

Tue, January 19th, 2016 4:50pm


James! Thanks again for the wonderful breakdown and comments. My poems pale in comparison to the effort you put into describing them, I really appreciate each and every comment I receive from you regarding my work, It really means a lot to me. I was half way through your piece "An Allegory of the Bees" when I was called into a meeting at work. I will be finishing it this evening as soon as I have some free time. What I had read up till that point was brilliant. Expect feedback soon on that one. As always much appreciated my friend!

Tue, January 19th, 2016 8:57am

J. W. Cooper

It's always a pleasure my friend! Your poems are always so full of things to talk about, that's why I love breaking them down and looking at them section by section. Your words are greatly appreciated indeed Chris so thank you kindly. :) That's not a problem at all; I really appreciate you taking the time to have a read of my allegory. :) Take care my friend and enjoy the rest of your day. :)

Tue, January 19th, 2016 5:02pm

Jeff Bezaire

And here I thought it was going to be a dog or a cat! Although, I wondered about the aroma; pets don't have aromas. lol
Coffee is a great companion, too.
So wonderfully written and from the heart . . . for coffee. :)
A person's heart is a mysterious and complicated thing. Love holds many splendours. It's difficult to find anything or anyone who is better at motivating, invigourating, or making someone happier than a cup of coffee . . . except for maybe a pot of coffee.
A well written piece, sir! It speaks many truths.

Tue, January 19th, 2016 6:20pm


Thanks so much for the comment Jeff, much appreciated. I am loving the comments on this piece so far. I have succeeded in keeping the object of my affections till the very end of poem. I have had a number of people think I was talking about a lover, or a pet etc. So glad this poem had the desired effect. Agreed on the pot of coffee!

Tue, January 19th, 2016 10:25am


Love!! Twisted end, makes you doubt all of your ideas.

Wed, January 20th, 2016 12:31am

M.H. Parabola

I giggled so hard at that last line. I saw it coming but I wasn't sure until you dropped it at the end. I don't read too many poems with a decent sense of humor so this pleasantly surprised me. Unfortunately I'm more of a tea person than a coffee person, lmfao. But this still made me chuckle, every writer needs a good cup of coffee (or tea) in the morning! :D

Mon, January 25th, 2016 8:27pm


I am so pleased with myself on this one. A majority of people have also be delightfully deceived until the final line. What is life without coffee?....well sleep I guess.... Hahaha. Thanks for reading this and giving me a courtesy chuckle, always appreciated :) :)

Mon, January 25th, 2016 12:30pm

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