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Author Name: FreeDamon 9 Comments
Date Added: January 15, 2010 04:01:41 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Two Cigarettes and a Cup of Coffee
Two cigarettes and a cup of coffee, but it's all for me.

I'm smoking both of them making believe that one is for you.

Two cigarettes in an ashtray--

One is pointed toward me and the other one that way.

Still, I know that you are gone and for good this time.

I'm playing the jukebox one lonely song at a time.

'Cause since you're gone--

My life's not worth a solitary dime. 

Here I sit in this lonely cafe smoking two cigarettes out of one ashtray.

I know they are bad for my health,

And the sooner I am gone the better.

I can't stand the thought of of me here without you.

Now you're with Slim

I don't know why you chose him over me.

I do know that is why I am so sad and lonely.
Author's Notes:
I based this on a song by Patsy Cline titled Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray.
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Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on July 9, 2010 03:27:43 PM Report
Loneliness through similarity....Those things that identify memories of someone that is gone...Typical country lyrical poetry....Love the write, but very sad....thanks for sharing...

Margaret....a friend in words..

Comment By: FreeAndrew on March 19, 2010 11:01:30 PM Report
Patsy Cline is one of my favorites (we were born in the same town) - this is a great variation of the theme of unrequited love - never a fun thing.  great work
Comment By: FreeJo on February 9, 2010 11:13:38 AM Report
I love Patsy Cline (I don't think I've heard that song though) and I think this is a nice tribute for her.  I loved this idea, two cigarettes and one ashtry.  I'm not a smoker, but I get this one.  Great job Damon.
Comment By: FreeThomas Heath on January 28, 2010 11:55:05 AM Report
I feel for you friend. Great poem tho
Comment By: Freeguest_writer on January 16, 2010 04:29:22 AM Report
wow because of this poem i'm gonna check that song out now! this is so good. i like the picture in this poem.
Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on January 16, 2010 03:28:55 AM Report
Not what I expected Damon but you soon drew me into it created great images with this as well as the emotional side of it, well done and Bravo~Graham.
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on January 15, 2010 02:51:12 PM Report
Such a sad tune of a broken heart!



Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on January 15, 2010 08:54:10 AM Report
Damon:  very good write.  And, you know Patsy Cline songs?  


Lady D

Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on January 15, 2010 08:25:56 AM Report
well Damon, i was just going to comment that this sounds like a country song and could imagine the tune along with the lyrics...but after reading your author's notes i see that you have brought it forward so well.  great job...this would also fit into Ann's calendar challenge of Jan in a poem what lonliness is.


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