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The Empty Bar

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The Empty Bar

At nights when they stumble back to there corners of the world I
sit keeping the neon cast shadows company.
Old dust covred piano plays to a concert of empty stools and 
a old ghost or two.

The music fades like a smoke ring to vanish where none will know.
As a homeless soul stumbles from the shadowsto cross the
empty street.

The glass sits half empty as I continue to play.
As beaten as a broken tail alley cat.
We all yern for comfort but in this life.
Often were met with a back hand.

I play as nothing will ever change.
The broken soul so very tender and strange.

And wait for the for them to return from there corners.
To mask my troubles and fill this dark empty bar.

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  1. Date: 4/19/2010 8:38:00 AM
    Sounds empty all right, may be you need a partner---It is just a joke. You reall can't be feeling this. P.D.

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 2:01:00 PM
    It is very well written, John, although very sad. There is life out there, buddy, join it. But you won't find it in a bar, where those who do come in probably feel the same as you. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your kind comments on my poem. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 2:57:00 PM
    You've set the melancholic mood here really well, John :) and your descriptions are really good--one could close their eyes and just be in that empty bar--there are a couple of typos though--for the word "their", "yearn" --but an otherwise impressive write--thank you for sharing this with us John, and I do agree with Sara that hopefully this is fiction--keep writing and thank you so much for all your comments in my writes :) enjoy your day! :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 11:39:00 AM
    Sounds so sad and lonely...I hope just a topic and not life... Keep the creative pen flowing.. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work. Sara

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 12:24:00 AM
    Great choice of words to create mood and fantastic images increasing meaning and adding intrigue to the story. Brilliant work, John! Very nice. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 12:08:00 AM
    much felt in this well written poem, it gave a very nice flow while i read, hope the emptiness can be filled with more than just the sounds of the wind passing through.