What’s YOUR Four am Like?

It’s 4am on a Tuesday
The regular crowd shuffles in
I sit alone at my computer
Wishing I had some Tonic and Gin

Been sober now for so long
The urge just goes away
Where did my dam cigarettes go
One habit that had to stay

Turned on Winamp to play a melody
There’s a song I don’t know how it goes
Bout some piano player thought a poet
And i thought I was the poet but
I guess I’ll just eat some dam crow.

Β© 2011 Michael Yost

20 responses to “What’s YOUR Four am Like?

  1. Thank you for stopping by Writing with Debra and for your nice comment. Enjoyed reading your thoughts. Now a follower.


  2. Sing us a song Mr. Poet Man
    Sing us a song tonight
    Cause we all lost our muses a week ago
    And we’re tired of trying to write.


  3. I think I may have eaten the same grow, and I KNOW I’ve smoked the cigarettes too…so seems we have a couple things in common. Enjoyed your 4am…felt right at home πŸ™‚


  4. Whoops…meant to say crow there, sorry! πŸ™‚


  5. smile,

    take a deep breath, you will feel better.

    well expressed sentiments.
    keep it up.


  6. If I was awake at 4:00am, Michael, be it still awake or just woken up, I would be extremely unhappy. lol I’m not good without sleep. πŸ™‚

    I worked nights for about ten years, and it was hell. Write? I could never keep my eyes open long enough; the places I’ve fallen asleep! Kudos to you for being able to write at such an ungodly hour.



    • It’s my new Crucial SSD really. The speed it has given puter is amazing. So as long I keep being amazed at it’s speed the early hours seem ok. In the Navy I worked port and starboard, 12 on 12 off and you never new really if it was night or day unless you looked at the 24 hour clock.


  7. Love the Piano Man references. It’s a great song and this is an AWESOME poem. πŸ™‚

    I’m having a little limerick contest on my blog this weekend. Stop by if you can. πŸ™‚

    Rhyme Me a Smile


  8. Liked the poem. Love the wrap. Nice work, Michael. Exhaustain can inspire, huh? Poem on …


  9. Love this, esp first verse πŸ™‚


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  11. 4am sucks..but yours doesn’t πŸ™‚


    • Your blog attacked me! I about shit my pants. Thanks for your visit and your comments. Maybe in a bit I’ll go back with my 60 watt, sub woofer and all speaker system on mute. smiles


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