Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Morning Hope

Dawn of a New Day Coffeehouse photo from Examiner.com

Morning Hope

The morning hopes for better days in early reflections and first sunrays. No soda no beer will calm the fear, soothe the mind and make it clear. Tope. The color of taupe, and a morning reflection of hope, awakens the night and dawns the day.

Morning Hope

No ode to syrupy brown
Pop and fizz—not my biz
Dripping brew
Off bottle brown
Nothing to see to
Barley and hops
Second at tops
Bubbly—no better than Brew
Water washes down
Better—when filtered brown
Through bean
And morning hope
Sweetened and creamed
To color of taupe

© January 21, 2013, Robbie Pruitt

This poem, Morning Hope, was submitted on TweetSpeak’s poetry prompt on January’s Battle of the Beverages Prompt on TweetSpeak Poetry, offered by Seth Haines here.

This poem was also submitted to Open Link Night at dVerse Poets. To see more poems submitted, please visit the site. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time today. Check “Mr. Linky” for this week’s poems here


  1. coffee is my great hope in the mornings....ha...i like each of these ....each for different reasons...the second for its quick rhymes and more raw style...but i like your short prose as well...now i will take a cup...smiles.

    1. Thank you Brian!

      I ended up liking the prose description of the poem better than the actual poem myself. . .

      I appreciate you reading and commenting. Blessings!

  2. This makes me wish I drank coffee. I can't stand the taste but everyone else seems to find it so soothing. I guess tea is my thing

    1. You are missing out. . .

      Glad I could help convert you to coffee, at least in a little way. . .plant a seed, if you will. . .

      Thank you for reading Gretchen!

  3. I'm just now discovering coffee in my senior year of college. I didn't know what I was missing! I liked how you kept it simple here. A lot of description in very few words.

    1. Alex, glad you have joined the fellowship of coffee drinkers. . .

      Thanks for the encouragement. I hope to keep it simple in the future as well. . .

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

      Enjoy your Sr. year. . .

  4. As a tea drinker, you made me consider what I might be missing. And then I thought of dark beer! Hmmm... where the mind does roam!

    1. Kim, that beer imagery was for sure in there. . . glad you picked up on it. . . keep considering the Java. . .

      Thank you for reading and for taking the time to comment!