Who are you?

October 25, 2011
By Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful PLATINUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful PLATINUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
40 articles 2 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons make grape juice. Then sit back and watch everyone look at you in amazement. :)


You sit there swirling the coffee in your cup
Work-hardened fingers grasping the spoon
Its so small in your hand
Your ice-blue eyes look straight through me
Towards the cavorting daemons of your past
Causing that twitch in your lined cheek to start up again
Your cracked lips start to tremble, and you push yourself up from the table
Muscles flexing, tensing your flannel work shirt
You walk away without a word
Fingers fumbling with your worn pocket
Searching for your vice

Lighting up and puffing the cancerous smoke in and out
Before you even reach the porch

As the bitter scent drifts into the kitchen
Filling my nostrils
I watch your coffee spin dizzily in the ceramic mug
And I wonder...

Daddy, who are you?


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on Jan. 13 2012 at 4:40 pm
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
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You are seriously an amazing poet!

on Nov. 21 2011 at 9:32 pm
Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful PLATINUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
40 articles 2 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons make grape juice. Then sit back and watch everyone look at you in amazement. :)

Thanks! :)

-Lilac


Ella1 GOLD said...
on Nov. 20 2011 at 8:52 am
Ella1 GOLD,
14 articles 7 photos 137 comments
Amazing imagery! I wasn't expecting it to be the father. Great job!


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