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The Café

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The Café

I would sit there for many hours
Surrounded by my contemplative silence-
My senses as warm as my latte;
My mind as frosty as my cheesecake 

The mixed scents of Earl Grey, cinnamon tea,
Mocha, and caramel macchiato would encircle me
Almost like they slowly become part of 
My breath: breathe in, then stealthily breathe out

I would hear laughter coming from one
Corner and whispering from another
And each corner would seem to me more like
A different world, each as distant as an era

I would at times engage in a crossword puzzle
Or skim through all the contemptuous headlines
And at other times I would simply read, think,
Write, or just watch some cars indolently pass by 

The sounds of music playing, coffee brewing, fork-knife
Clattering and people chewing would all form
A unanimous sound: Serenity
I swallow it down with every sip of my coffee


In these amber hues for hours I would sit
Amidst these faces, leather chairs, and empty
Spaces- the same coffee would brew, the same
Music would play, and my same mind would
In its serenity, so utterly subdue




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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 4:50:00 AM
    what a vivid picture you paint in my mind of this cafe, I can almost smell the coffee, wonderful words here, you're a very talented writer...

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 10:19:00 PM
    vERY dEEP fARA.-skat

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 1:03:00 PM
    Very nice intro verses Farah... luv the brand name references as well.. I am an Ceylon Orange Pekoe tea totler myself... an intricate write so enjoyed your creativity ... any contests from u on the horizon? happy weekend and thankxx for reading and commenting so lovely on my poetry today.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 7:03:00 PM
    Completely vivid and utterly and beautifully true. Love, Sami

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 2:54:00 AM
    You have created the ambienc of a Star Buck Cafe that I visit sometimes. Great writing, Farah.

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 12:53:00 PM
    Really enjoyed your write and will read more of it. If you have not checked it already please take a look my new poem titled criminals part 3- thank for the read and enjoy your day.

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 6:41:00 AM
    I enjoy the read. Very nice!

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 6:33:00 AM
    I LOVE THIS! You are painting a picture the whole way, as I believe a true poem should. Thanks so much for sharing this :) -Grace

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 12:37:00 AM
    Your poem (especially verse 1)reminds me of the painting Automat by Ewdward Hopper Farah.Nice work. Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/28/2010 7:52:00 PM
    Good use of imagery for a creative view. Your talent shines in the one. Thank you for sharing it with us and for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 6/28/2010 2:58:00 PM
    one of my favorite places to go,an internet cafe,where interaction is cyber and plastic :)... the humm of energy is sometimes as creative,as the energy of creation itself...becoming subdued by the atmosphere and the ambiance can be relaxing....very nice farah...we all need our comfort zone....peace,jay

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 10:23:00 PM
    YOu are such a descriptive writer. I love this one! Finding the beauty in those things around us that we love, like cafes we visit! Luv, Andrea ps have you heard "I love this bar?" the country singers write of nice realistic things too.

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 11:18:00 AM
    Places like this cafe are great spots to let your creative powers take hold. Writing in such a setting is a joy. Excellent poem, Farah! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 7:15:00 AM
    Nice one,,,enjoyed,,.p.d.

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 6:24:00 AM
    Oh i too was there i love to sit and watch others as the sip there drinks and dissappear in their own little worlds ..I can smell the coffee now ... sarah

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 6:05:00 AM
    Felt like I was their too... wonderful write..Michael

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 5:56:00 AM
    Sooo descriptive almost like being there...I enjoy going to places like StarBucks for coffee or one of the book stores that has coffee shop inside the store...It is nice to sit, read, talk, and observe others...Great entertaining write..Sara