Poetry Day: Blitzkrieg of Alarms

(Written after an insanely noisy night.  How anyone else in the house slept through that is beyond me.)

Singing bird outside my window.

Joined by honking horns.

Sirens blaring two streets down.

Setting off three barking dogs.

A pair of wildcats being to fighting.

Knocking garbage cans about.

Early workers starting engines.

Late night shifters slam car doors.

A pack of people shouting high.

Shattering bottles as they pass.

A car alarm overtakes them all.

The baby cries until all noises stop.

Five minutes pass to sleep again.

Then the damn alarm goes off.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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20 Responses to Poetry Day: Blitzkrieg of Alarms

  1. L. Marie says:

    Yikes! Very descriptive of a horrible night of noise. I can’t help being reminded of a winter morning when the people hired to plow the parking lot decided that 2–3 a.m. was just the right time to plow the parking lot. So we all heard the beeps and scrapes of the truck. I can only imagine how many complaints the rental office received about that.


  2. noelleg44 says:

    Memories of living in a city for me! Around here we had two years of construction, beginning with trucks at 5 AM, then hammering and nailing.

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  3. Bridgette says:

    I’ve had these night and the weight of the day heavy with the noise of the night.


  4. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    The cacophony of morning immortalised in poetry 😱


  5. Oloriel says:

    I feel you, hope you managed to get some proper sleep later.
    As a personal story, was phone sleeping with my partner, and some two blokes from the apartment above his were having a deeply philosophical conversation very loudly through an otherwise silent night in both of our countries; he slept through all of it, 2 hours in I had grouchily advised them to please shut up or take it indoors. They heard me… My partner did not 😀


  6. Great, Charles. A perfect description of sound chaos.


  7. V.M.Sang says:

    We had the council send some sort of road cleaner at 6am the other morning. Grrrr. Why? No one around here was up, so they woke everyone. And many of us are retired people, so don’t get up early for work.


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  9. The sound of the big city. Beautiful investigated.;-) Have a nice weekend! xx Michael


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