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Below is the poem entitled behind a coffee shop with paper planes which was written by poet Patrick Farley IV. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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behind a coffee shop with paper planes

There! a newsstand 
inside, where that man stands.
nobody stops for magazines
he's owing for your glance.

He loves print on paper
mad craving for its smell
a broken soul 
dealt hands
of cards misfortune
you can tell.

Well
years passed
his stand? 
the same.
that old lady stopped to browse
but at home she left her change.

Seemingly sad
buttoned up her coat
whistled toward the street
for that ride to fly her home.

“Just a minute mam”
he smiled, showing teeth
“my morning traveled customer!
take that tabloid there, it's free.”

“I’ve had this stand for years
they never saw the sign”
-Corner Newsstand: My gift! You Don’t Have To Pay a Dime-

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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 1:44:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this piece! :)

    Farley IV Avatar Patrick Farley IV
    Date: 10/1/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you!
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:15:00 AM
    love this one Patrick, Congratulations, :)on having your poem Featured on the Soups Home Page.... enjoy your coming week. always~ LINDA

    Farley IV Avatar Patrick Farley IV
    Date: 10/1/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, I appreciate it!
  1. Date: 7/14/2012 11:41:00 AM
    Happy weekend to you Patrick. I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    Farley IV Avatar Patrick Farley IV
    Date: 7/14/2012 11:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carol!