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The Man in the Trilby

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The Man in the Trilby

On a cold winter night it's so good to stay
In the stark neon warmth of an all night cafe
For there is nothing to go home to tonight.

Alone with his thoughts he sips his tea,
Wipes condensation from the window in order to see
As he peers out into the night.

Under the street lamp a man in a trilby
Lights a cigarette and looks as though he will be
In for a long cold night.

Fighting the wind, his newspaper unfurls
And he pretends not to watch the girl with the curls
As she prepares for the night.

But catching his eye,she moves over to him
She is not very old and fairly slim
And together they go off in the night.

In the warmth of the diner, out of the cold
He watches this Hopperesque drama unfold.
And he feels so alone tonight

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  1. Date: 10/28/2013 4:10:00 PM

    Hi, Terry .. Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:43:00 PM

    - Welcome to P-Soup, Terry! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 12:29:00 PM

    deep write Terry, I like your first poetic piece on the site ,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@