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Morning Coffee

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Morning Coffee

	
	
	
	Morning Coffee
	
	
	This morning over my breakfast of toast and first coffee
	
    	   I became lost 
	
	in the black grounds at the bottom of my cup, the gritty
 	
   	   end of the line 
	
	for that cherry-red berry, abducted from it’s misty origin, 
	
   	   roasted, toasted, 
	
	blackened to near-charcoal, then ground without mercy 
	
   	   and doused 
	
	in boiling water, drained and discarded into oblivion, forgotten –
	
   	   the end of a tragic tale.
	
	
	
	It must have been one of those all too rare moments when 
	
   	   my fuzzy psyche parted 
	
	to consider other possibilities for that life-to-death-to-discard 
	
   	   cycle. Along its often 
	
	painful path that berry gave a measure of security to those 
	
  	    who tended it, 
	
	loved it for its potential, then sent it along to its destiny. 
	
   	   The struggles it
	
	endured gave livelihood to many (some in excess of their worth), 
	
   	   and considerable pleasure at the end.
	
	
	
	However, with considerate and careful attention from those who 
	
   	   appreciate its
	
	arduous path there is rebirth to a new life and form, another 
	
   	   opportunity to share 
	
	the goodness implicit in those red-ripe berries taken not 
	   
   	   so very long ago.
	
	
	
	Each spring morning after the news of the day and my first cup 
	
   	   I add the dregs to my 
	
	garden compost, and give thanks through my kitchen window for 
	
	   the wonder and glory that is life;
	
	the violet passion flowers in my garden attest to the 
	
   	   true value of sacrifice.
	
	
	
	01.02.2013
		
	
	


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  1. Date: 4/27/2014 4:19:00 AM
    Jack... Congratulations. Thank you for the support. XOX~ Linda

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 4/27/2014 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Linda.. Jack
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 8:35:00 AM
    nice one goes with my morning Coffee. SKAT

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 2/13/2014 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Great! I'm glad you liked it... Jack
  1. Date: 2/10/2014 6:02:00 PM
    This is absolute poetic perfection. Just reading through some of my favorite poet's work today. An admirable piece of work :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 2/13/2014 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind words, Karen... Jack
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 7:34:00 PM
    this is a NEAT poem and I love how you give back to nature. BIG congrats on your well deserved win.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 2/13/2014 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea. I'm glad you liked it.
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 12:46:00 AM
    A beautiful poem, I enjoyed it and congrats on your win, Jack

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 12:37:00 PM
    congratulations Jack xx

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 2/13/2014 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Mandy... Jack
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 3:32:00 PM
    Hello my friend Jack, . Congratulations, and thank you for entering my contest. It has been a delight hosting so many contests. If you like you can enjoy the hugs, I left all winning poems on my blog "I WILL BE FAITHFUL." link-------> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=18505&PoetID=18720 <----- Enjoy and stop by if you'd like...... Always & Forever ** LINDA

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 1/7/2014 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And thank you, Linda... Jack
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 2:38:00 PM
    LONG LIVE COFFEE yes sir this is life to many of us, love your write I'll drink to the last drop of your write. cheri

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 1/7/2014 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Cheri. Yes, coffee, the magic elixer... Jack
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 9:09:00 AM
    I really enjoyred resding this whilst drinking my cuppa and gazing at the flowers in my yard..I got thinking about each verse you ve written dear..Excellent!!!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 1/7/2014 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Charmain. Flowers are a gift from where you live. For me just now it's ice and dead plants, so I've written about my visions of he future, I guess... Jack
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 2:46:00 PM
    - A quiet moment with pleasure and afterthoughts - nice to read Jack - Well written! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 1/4/2014 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As always, thank you... Jack
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 1:06:00 PM
    This is great Jack, I would have never given the coffee grouds another thought. You have given me a new appreciation for the simple and marvelous circle of life.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 1/4/2014 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard. Perhaps it comes from looking closely for haiku material for quite a while now. Or, who knows... Jack
  1. Date: 1/2/2014 5:12:00 PM
    WHAT AN INSPIRING POEM TO START MY DAY ,JACK!!! .^__^ ..a cup of coffee(actually its 4 cups) completes my day ..awe penned!!! ..// have a great day to you! =))