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Below is the poem entitled ENNUI which was written by poet Ashok Niyogi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Disenchanted with ennui,
I want to my earth
To meet the sky,
To catch a falling star
Outside a ‘Monday thru Friday’
‘Nine to Five’ job,
But traffic on the eight eighty
Enshackles me in the tapestries of my mind.

Amnesia walks me through corridors of lice
Armed with coffee cups, the stock market on the radio,
I have lost all with my nasdaq fall
Into bars and brothels of dubious repute,
All is carnal after all.

Entrapment with Chopin on the alarm clock,
Donuts oozing with cream, wiped away with a napkin,
How do I get away from Tchaikovsky at night?
As the older whores at last snore,
I light a cigarette and lean out my window
To wail a poem, catch a falling star. 

Copyright © Ashok Niyogi

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  1. Date: 5/17/2010 10:25:00 PM
    This is going into favorites.

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 10:24:00 PM
    OK- BLOWN AWAY by this... you gotta read Bukowski... This is probably...well, could be...might favorite of yours I have read thus far. AMAZING. And you know what makes it so amazing? Sure, the words are perfect etc... but you captured the ESSENCE of ennui so perfectly that any person reading this can fully comprehend what you are saying.