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Sad Love

Stocking soda....
Rising from the cellar
With an unfinished coda.
Poor, possessed fella.

Rising from the cellar.
Watching for her,
Poor, possessed fella.
The world a spinning blur.

Watching for her,
Elvis knees, gut fails.
The world a spinning blur.
Down the block she sails.

Elvis knees, gut fails,
Forever chasing light.
Down the block she sails.
A firefly in flight

Forever chasing light,
Until a darkness done.
A firefly in flight.
A madness on the run.

Until a darkness done,
With an unfinished coda.
A madness on the run,
Stocking soda....

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Date: 7/28/2016 8:01:00 PM
Great technique and feeling Teddy!
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/28/2016 8:15:00 PM
Who is Teddy? ;-)
Date: 7/28/2016 8:52:00 AM
Congrats Tom, for having your piece featured in the Poetrysoup homepage!! ;-)
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/28/2016 8:54:00 AM
Thanks, Teddy. :-)
Date: 7/27/2016 12:55:00 PM
Really enjoyed Sad Love. Lovely rolling rhythm and beautiful imagery
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Tom Arnone
Date: 7/27/2016 3:06:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jane, for those kind words. :-)
Date: 4/21/2016 11:34:00 AM
Sounds like a fizz rising. Sad and insane to run the same course.... enjoyed. LINDA
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Date: 4/21/2016 11:05:00 AM
Your rhythm in this piece is astounding
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Tom Arnone
Date: 4/21/2016 3:01:00 PM
The word, astounding, is rhythm to my ears! ;-) Thanks for the compliment....
Date: 4/20/2016 8:56:00 PM
Tom I love this one and the shortness of the lines!! But I never heard of a stocking soda. What is that?? I just realized you must be seeing my "best poems" list. Gotta check out one of your best now.
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Tom Arnone
Date: 4/21/2016 8:00:00 AM
"Stocking soda," in this context, means restocking cases of soda/pop: When I was a youngster, I used to work in a neighborhood grocery store. One of my duties was to replenish merchandise from the storage area in the cellar.