Monday, January 2, 2017

realize--By r soos--United States


the clean new notebook
is screaming to be filled up
before you can sleep

everything you write
was in your brain too long
and you just want sleep

pages turning quick
unspoken words tumbling out
distracting your yawns

candles watch your pen
so no one else will wake up
because of your light

eighteen pages in
you don't want to stop until
your slobber pools ink

which dries on your face
and mumbles of time moving
too fast while you nap

r soos is a teacher, poet and musician and has several books of poetry, including Somersaults With Life (2016), Parting/Departing (2015), Bringing In The Sheets (2012). His books may be purchased at on-line bookstores, such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. His poetry appears online in Peacock Journal, Tuck, Leaves of Ink, Micropoetry, and others. His video poems may be viewed on youtube. His latest chapbook, Cell Notebook, will be published in December, 2016. He blogs at


  1. r soos, I am not sure if you are new to Whispers or not, but if your are, welcome! I enjoyed your poem, "realize," as well as the poetry at your website. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  2. Dear Rich,
    Thank you for the personifications contained in your poem. It is a new adventure to think of my notebook as "screaming"--but I think you're right!

  3. Very enjoyable piece, thanks r soos.....

  4. Thanks for all the comments. I am finally unpacked, and came by to see what's new, and am pleased to see one of my poems here and being commented upon! Thank you Karen, Maurice, Michael & Ken =:-) - Rich

  5. Dear r soos, luckily I just woke up from a nap to read "realize"
    A very good writing that needed me to be a awake to read.
    In reading its good content I must say Keep on writing.