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Coffee House

Helplessly, I saunter in and step into the line.
Drawn inside by the most innocent and simple sign.
I reach inside my pocketbook and quickly rummage through.
Finally, a dollar, to get my morning brew.

Intoxicating, rich and dark, I never can resist.
Penetrating every pore just like a lover’s kiss.
The line moves ever slowly until I’m there at last.
Underneath a magic spell the precious drink has cast.

Eventually, with brew in hand I’m quickly on my way.
Secure in thought that I can now begin my hectic day.
Liquid treasure in a cup that slowly calls my name. 
Lost in sweet seduction, every morning it's the same. 


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  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:11:00 AM

    really excellent write Samia, really enjoyable read. its amazing how the simple things of life can give us inspiration to write about, some time ago sitting having afternoon tea thought about writing a poem on the subject which I did which sometimes happens. Well done again, Have a blessed day, Gordon

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 4/10/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Gordon, Yes, it's true. It's the simple things that can really inspire us. Thank you very much. You have a blessed day as well. :)
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 3:13:00 PM

    You do not post as much. love the coffee house down my block. sweet surrender. happy 2013*LUV~SKAT

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 1/3/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi SKAT, It's true that I haven't been posting very much. I will probably post a poem that I am working on now. Yes, that coffee is wonderful isn't it! :)
  1. Date: 11/25/2012 1:44:00 PM

    The simple joys of life! Excellent use of rhyme and meter! Light & Love

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 11/26/2012 4:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your comment Debbie! :)
  1. Date: 10/12/2012 1:46:00 AM

    Probably its because I'm a fiction writer, i don't know, I strongly feel of all poems I've read on poetrysoup, this is the most impressive. Not just about subject-matter, but about style and creative genius. Thanks, and kindly find time to coach my feeble attempts.

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 12:39:00 PM

    Aint that the truth. "Helplessly" describes it. The old saying, "I'd walk a mile for a Camel," is true of coffee too. Enjoyed mucho. Love, daver

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 8/10/2012 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey daver, I remember that commercial very well! You're right - it is so true of coffee. I'm really glad you liked this. Love, Samia
  1. Date: 7/3/2012 9:02:00 AM

    Congrats on your win, Samia! Very nice. Ruben.

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 7/3/2012 10:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Ruben, Thank you so much! :)
  1. Date: 6/29/2012 8:27:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Nathan's "Coffee House" contest Samia. Love, Carol

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/30/2012 6:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Carol, Thank you very much. I do appreciate your comment ...Samia
  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:58:00 AM

    Samia congrats on your win...David

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/30/2012 6:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi David, Thank you so much! :)
  1. Date: 6/28/2012 8:53:00 PM

    Hi Sami-My goodness this is a great WAIT in a coffee line! Very enticing indeed! My son used to work at a coffee shoppe on the nicest side of town and he said the business women would come and pay 5 dollars for a big cup of coffee every morning and looked like a million dollars in their power suits! He really "loved" that job..hahah. ""Penetrating every pore just like a lover's kiss"".....exceptional poetry, gal! gwendolen

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/30/2012 6:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Gwendolyn, Yes, those coffee shops are really something else. I used to work in a building on 7th Avenue in NYC and there was a Starbuck's store downstairs. We used to buy the frapuccino's at 3:00 and run around wired all afternoon! LOL Thank you Gwendolyn. :)
  1. Date: 6/28/2012 3:42:00 PM

    Sweet seduction, indeed! Samia, congrats on your awesome win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Rhonda, Thank you very much. Love and blessings to you and yours too ...Samia
  1. Date: 6/28/2012 1:57:00 PM

    liquid treasure and this is a marvelous poem, Samia. LOVE it. Congratulations.

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Andrea, Thank you very much! I loved yours as well! :)
  1. Date: 6/28/2012 12:46:00 PM

    Wonderful write.."intoxicating, rich and dark, I never can resist" Love this line, so true....Congrats....Tanya

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Tanya, Thank you so much. I really appreciate it ...Samia
  1. Date: 6/28/2012 11:32:00 AM

    Great rhythm and flow to this one..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Congrats on your win..Sara

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Sara, I do thank you very much! :)
  1. Date: 6/28/2012 6:58:00 AM

    Congratulations Samia love the "liquid treasure" bit xx

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Mandy, Thank you very, very much! :)
  1. Date: 6/28/2012 3:53:00 AM

    vERY nice, Congrats on the win!

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Yesha! I appreciate it very much ...Samia
  1. Date: 6/27/2012 8:57:00 PM

    nicely done Samia...congrats on your win

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Joseph, Thank you very much! :)
  1. Date: 6/27/2012 8:32:00 PM

    Congrats Samia on your special win, enjoyed your coffee poem luv vie

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi vie, Thank you very much! :)
  1. Date: 6/27/2012 7:50:00 PM

    A great poem and win. congratulations. Love, Joyce

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Joyce! You wrote a great poem for this contest ...Samia
  1. Date: 6/27/2012 7:20:00 PM

    Congratulations on your winning poem.

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Joann!
  1. Date: 6/27/2012 6:53:00 PM

    Congrats with your win' nate

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/28/2012 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Nate, Thank you very much! I'm so glad that you liked it ...Samia
  1. Date: 6/18/2012 12:27:00 AM

    you vibrant mood intoxicates, samia... one more coffee fix!!.. winning huggs and congrats on your wins, especially in mine!.:) huggs!

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/18/2012 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey nette, Thank you so much! I'm with you - one more coffee fix! LOL I am so glad that you liked my 'Aliens' poem. Thank you ...Samia
  1. Date: 6/16/2012 7:52:00 PM

    I love the poem...But don't drink the brew... :o) I'm a Mt.Dewer...Ha,ha...And I never have to wait in line... :o)

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/17/2012 4:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Dan, Yes, that is a problem - always waiting in line for coffee! LOL Mt. Dew - easier to stock up! Thanks Dan! :)
  1. Date: 6/16/2012 11:54:00 AM

    lovely tribute to coffee, Samia. Congrats on all your wins : )

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/16/2012 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Jack, Thank you very much! I appreciate your kind words ...Samia
  1. Date: 6/15/2012 4:30:00 AM

    A win poem for the contest Samia !!! Luck for you....XXXX - Well done! - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/15/2012 5:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Anne Lise, Thank you very much! I really appreciate your good wishes! :)
  1. Date: 6/14/2012 8:48:00 PM

    i can smaell the whiff of your crisp words, samia.. best wishes and hugggs!

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/15/2012 4:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ah, you can smell it too! LOL Thanks nette! :)
  1. Date: 6/14/2012 8:28:00 PM

    Beautiful words...Be blessed and may you have peace..

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo Date: 6/14/2012 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Steven, Thank you very much! Blessings to you as well ...Samia