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

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Slowly I knock on your invisible door.

Listening for your cold heart and I wait

The silence comforts me and your heart is asleep

I pick up the invisible glass of your blood

It is drunk slowly as I taste and the savors

I don't have to be quiet but I am a Mime

I should have screwed my silencer on my gun

 I wait at your door and hope you will see me

Amidst the shadows like wallpaper I hang

A single tear rolls on my whitened cheek and the glisten

I  watch with an incredible ache as he comes in and the sadness

I gladly tap him on his shoulder so we can dance and I long

But I am not noticed and I shudder and yet I keep watch

And the pain

I see you again in the subway as I do tricks and my cup

My faithful cup filled with memories and coins

Coins that i can never use

I have no pockets to keep my feelings in and the coins

I slowly move and  bravely part my lips

I gently and silently kiss your sleeping lips but am left bitter

Tomorrow i will do more of the same

Copyright © Patrick Cornwall

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  1. Date: 8/8/2012 9:32:00 PM
    Patrick... I love this poem of quiet terror.... very intense... Louis Drago

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 11:39:00 AM
    That's a very imaginary story poem. I enjoyed reading it.God bless you. Erich

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 10:34:00 AM
    Patrick, this is a very fine and funny poem.. lol.. love the second to the last line...he he..i can imagine your mime hands at work... sad, on some images...but, a mighty fine poem,,always..pd

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 8:32:00 AM
    Beautifully penned,Patrick.

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 7:48:00 AM
    Wow Patrick this one gives me chills. He's ghost and mime, stalker and emptiness. Most of all you've captured terrible aching in your words. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 7:45:00 AM
    Excellent write my friend, I'm sure this came from an artists mind and a lovers heart have a blessed day Patrick, always nice to read your work vie