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The night is young

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The night is young

In the night when I can not sleep,

when I dream about dreaming

when even God is sleeping

and the devil is out looking

for lost souls.

I think about silly things,

I think about the baker

who just woke up, his

poor wife, leaving a

warm bed for a warm

oven, the small old

security man counting

every minute regretting

ever being born.

The garbage man

desperately thinking

of how to find a woman.

All these poor men

who are not allowed to

sleep.

I slowly smoke my

cigarette illuminating

the city with every drag.

I dedicate every puff to

all these lost souls.

The night is young

the stars are out dancing

accompanied by the

moon, like an old

wedding orchestra

and their seasoned

company, they know each step,

each rhytm.

And I am alone with my pillow

thinking of all the beautiful women

somewhere, somewhere far away.

In Paris, Buenos Aires, Beijing

New york Addis Ababa and even Beirut.

What are they doing what

are they thinking??'

God is asleep the devil

is out working, my question

is blowing in the wind..

I dream a little dream of them

and hope they dream a little

dream of me.

Because in lala land

everything is possible.


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  1. Date: 5/25/2013 11:16:00 AM
    a very attractive poem to have on the poet destroyers open blog. nice job. SKAT

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Adam, your poem is very enjoyable :-) A nice warm welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please look me up by clicking on my name anytime you're on line. I'm looking forward in becoming your #1 poetry soup fan. Keep me posted every time you post a poem <3 LUV ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Dear Linda, thank you for the praise. Really get motivated to write more. Have been writing for 3 years just for myself. I am people appreciate what I write. The night is young, and I wonder what all the wonderful women of poetry soup are doing. See you later girls, Im gonna catch the day before the day catches me. X Adam

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 12:34:00 PM
    Adam, a nice warm welcome to the soup... and by the way I love this feeling and dreams when I'm lost in la la land.. I have my own world were all things are possible. a young feeling with so much to inherit. Adam, I love the flow of your poem... I'm calling this poem... my favorite poem of the week... I have a favorite poem of the week wall on my biography tap. If you like you can view your poem on my Biography tab that is right by my wall and poem page... always ~Linda

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 12:34:00 PM
    psss.. adding your poem on my favorite poem list.. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 4:42:00 AM
    Thank you for the feedback girls, happy that someone likes my writing. I will submit more of my poems on poetrysoup shortly. I have a blog with my poetry just search for westerngypsy and poetry. Happy 17e maj Anne Lise, from your neighbour :) And yes, I do like people.

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 1:13:00 PM
    - Welcome to P-Soup Adam, thank you for sharing your poem here with us. - You write very well, I like your poem. - A little welcome greeting from your neighbor in Norway. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:47:00 PM
    That's really good. And how you think about others is even better..so thanks