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Walk me down these nostalgic streets
And laugh and make me wander
Make me feel the bliss that dwells in me
Before it tears asunder

For I have seen you often whilst passing by
These shops and bicycles and walls
I have sensed you in this rising smoke of
Restaurants and cigarettes and squalls

For even in these quieted nights
When my thoughts are left untold
I begin to bespeak your calming presence
In the words of my every ode

I begin to delude and question time,
Which in these false timepieces warps
I begin to rest my body in utter oblivion
As if it were a floating corpse

And every morning I awake subdued,
My feelings and thoughts misplaced
For even my coffee bears in its brew
Your bitter aftertaste

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  1. Date: 7/25/2012 6:19:00 PM
    Congrats Farah on your poem's selection as semi-finalist. This is well deserved. I wish you success in the Finals.

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Congrats on making the final round. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 7:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Farah. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 3:59:00 PM
    Congratulations...I really enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 5:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Farah. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 1:35:00 PM
    wow what a bang up ending! So glad to see you in the winner circle little one!! CONGRAD's Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 12:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Farah. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 1:11:00 PM
    I like the end especially....nice line about the coffee!