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In the morning when I wake,

I walk through the quiet house,

opening the blinds to green, leafy views.

Sun shining through the trees,

lighting up the flowers,

birds on branches singing, butterflies.

The sun streams in, revealing

dust on the chest of drawers,

cobwebs on the ceiling fan.

Time for a little housekeeping…soon.

I settle down to a cup of tea.

In the morning stillness,

I open the blinds of my heart,

gathering inspiration for the day.

The light shines in,

revealing the struggles and triumphs

of other people in the world.

Time to dust off compassion,

time to sweep doubts

and lingering grudges away.

Time to polish creativity

and beautiful thoughts

to see me through my day.

As daylight fades,

I walk through the quiet house,

closing the blinds.

We sit down to a simple supper

and enjoy some time together.

Then I close the blinds of my mind

and quiet my thoughts.

Time to rest…and dream.

Copyright© 2020 by Cheryl Batavia


  1. I love the way you flowed from opening the blinds of the house to your heart and then closing them for a good nights sleep. Inspirational and peaceful. ❤



  2. Loved these lines …

    “In the morning stillness, I open the blinds of my heart, gathering inspiration for the day.”

    I love mornings especially and am an early riser, usually about 5:00 to 5:30 AM. About three times a week during the summer, I ride my bike down to the local seaside community park (about 6 km each way) in the centre of our small city and sit on one of the many benches along the boardwalk. I usually take my earbuds along and just sit and listen to either a podcast I want to check out or some soft inspirational music and I can watch as the park and the surrounding city slowly come to life. I can now relate the experience to your words in this work of yours, and especially the lines as mentioned above. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and for your kind comments. I am glad you can relate to my poem. You have a very calming morning routine, and your city and seaside park sound idyllic. I enjoy taking morning walks in my woodsy neighborhood and observing wildlife. After the pandemic is over, I will visit the beach again.

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      1. Yes, Cheryl. I have got your comment through the contact form. Thanks very much for that one. I don’t know what’s the problem with usual comment box. I’m working on it.

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