Thoughts…over a good cup of coffee

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How many times have you sat either alone or with someone else and discussed the most interesting and intimate topics over a good cup of coffee?  Chances are, in an effort to keep the conversation going you filled your cup again and again until you both were satisfied.  Then, you realized what brought you together.  Either with cream or without, there was sugar or no sugar.  No one discriminates, because of your curiosity.  That is exactly how friendships are.  Each individual feeds off the other by finishing their sentences, remembering the past better than anyone else, and even learn to agree to disagree by standing firm in their beliefs  – but understanding why the other came to that decision.  With discussions like:  death and dying, spirituality, sexuality, and coming-of-age…there is no clear answer even if you do know why.  Coffee drinkers unite in showing their delight in relaxation.  Taking the time to indulge in whichever form of caffeinated-bliss allows them to broaden their horizons with a little prose or rhythmic rhyme.  For a lot of coffee drinkers, nothing goes better with a cup of java than a withering candy stick.  Here is just a snippet of a poem from “Thoughts…over a good cup of coffee

With you

                                              In you

                                              I am yours

                                              I am you

                                           Oh, How I love the way

                                           You cough

                                           And my name comes out”



If one could choose three words to describe the contents of “Thoughts…over a good cup of coffee,”  Sincere.  Stirring.  Symbolic.  should be high on the list.  Each piece offers the opportunity to think outside the box and then jump back in.  The book isn’t so much an acquired taste, but a quality you would feel compelled to share.  A good cup of coffee is an individual taste.  It is the lover’s choice to dilute or alter the taste to fit one’s own palate.

Where would an artist be without a bit of social commentary?  With war, love, hate, forgiveness, and sorrow the common denominator seems to be Pain.

The pain must have been great

                                                    For it came down like a herd of angry men

                                                    But then it stopped

                                                    And I saw the sky smile again”



A good title can be a dead giveaway for the body of a poem.  Many titles, content, and desires are conjured and developed over a good cup of coffee.  “Thoughts…over a good cup of coffee” can be a book club of one or of a large group.

Publish Date:  June 7, 2013

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