My Coffee Shop Revelation MAG

August 30, 2009
By AnnieC SILVER, Council, Idaho
AnnieC SILVER, Council, Idaho
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can gather all the news I need on the weather report. Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile." Simon and Garfunkel 'The Only Living Boy in New York'


Usually I'm content
To sit here on my own
A quiet coffee shop
In bland, relaxing tones

(with a dash of red)

Today something has changed
I feel that there should be
A friend in the red chair
Behind my cup of tea

(and the plate that held my bread)

I gaze out the window
Search for a face I know
But all I see are strangers
Tramping the dirty snow

(cold tears the sky has shed)

And suddenly … I get the lonely feeling that I'm the only person in the world who knows my name.
It would explain why I talked to my hair this morning.



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on May. 25 2014 at 4:52 pm
honest_iago BRONZE, Midway, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else." --Tom Stoppard

Haha. This poem made me feel so pensive and almost sad...until the end. "I talked to my hair this morning." Nice.

AnnieC SILVER said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 2:29 pm
AnnieC SILVER, Council, Idaho
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can gather all the news I need on the weather report. Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile." Simon and Garfunkel 'The Only Living Boy in New York'

*gasp* ! you also like Manu Chao!

AnnieC SILVER said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 2:28 pm
AnnieC SILVER, Council, Idaho
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can gather all the news I need on the weather report. Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile." Simon and Garfunkel 'The Only Living Boy in New York'

I just checked out your profile, you seem really cool! Also, I'm very jealous because you live in Cambridge... just across the river from my favourite US city. Is Persepolis the graphic novel that was later made into a movie? Saw a movie by that name not too long ago and really loved it. Anyways, loneliness is definitely one of my least favorite emotions, but it happens. I write better when I'm lonely, so it has its advantages, you know?

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 1:50 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Well sometimes I feel very lonely. 

AnnieC SILVER said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 1:39 pm
AnnieC SILVER, Council, Idaho
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can gather all the news I need on the weather report. Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile." Simon and Garfunkel 'The Only Living Boy in New York'

Yeah? I hope that's not a bad thing

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 2:50 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I can relate to this poem. 

_Mags_ SILVER said...
on Jun. 27 2010 at 9:19 am
_Mags_ SILVER, Somewhere, North Carolina
9 articles 7 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
- I stare danger in the face and giggle
- Never argue with an idiot, people might not know the difference
-R.A.P (Retards Attempting Poetry)
-Tip Cologne ryhmes with alone

Lol love the last line, i just red this and i can tell you have alot of talent for writing poems. btw-can you check out some of my stuff?

AnnieC SILVER said...
on Apr. 10 2010 at 9:55 pm
AnnieC SILVER, Council, Idaho
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can gather all the news I need on the weather report. Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile." Simon and Garfunkel 'The Only Living Boy in New York'

Thanks! It was fun to write, the rhythm just made itself

on Apr. 9 2010 at 12:52 pm
StandardToaster PLATINUM, Pasadena, California
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Favorite Quote:
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy ever minute of it."

the last line kinda cracks me up!  i love this poem it's very unique.

AnnieC SILVER said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:17 pm
AnnieC SILVER, Council, Idaho
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can gather all the news I need on the weather report. Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile." Simon and Garfunkel 'The Only Living Boy in New York'

Thanks, I appreciate it:)

I'm actually not sure how the picture got there! I didn't post it

bmmsac said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:32 am
this poem was very exotic. I like the picture that follows




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