Day: May 18, 2015

(forgotten)

lonely wood cabin

unoccupied for too long

sad place forgotten

© Dicky J Loweman 2015

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Cheers, Alice (Take one)

Looking at this dirty barroom floor,

Scattered with all the remnants of this waning evening,

I think of all the less fortunate souls

Those who would beg and steal,

Just for this small amount of liquor and beer

So as the tender makes her final calls,

I order a vodka tonic with a lime wedge

Then I finish the drink I’m working on,

Pay up, then head through the door,

With that same vodka tonic in hand

I walk back towards my house,

Knowing exactly where I can find that soul

Who is much more deserving and in need,

Of this last drink of the night

And I find her right where I thought she would be,

With the same sign, asking for money or food

I offer her the drink,

Which she takes with uncertainty and hesitation

I get the feeling,

from the look in her eye,

That this doesn’t happen all the time

I tell her my name,

And she tells me hers

Alice, she says, through cracked and sunburned lips

Pleased to meet you

We chatted for a short bit,

Then I went on home

I felt pretty good with the end to the evening

Sometimes people just need a break,

A bit of luck,

A ray of sunshine

And sometime that luck of light,

Can shine in the darkest hours,

Of a usually unforgiving night

© Dicky J Loweman 2015

 

* And now you’ve heard the rest (or complete) story

 

Cheers, Alice

Pay up, then head through the door,

With that same vodka tonic in hand

I walk back towards my house,

Knowing exactly where I can find that soul

Who is much more deserving and in need,

Of this last drink of the night

And I find her right where I thought she would be,

With the same sign, asking for money or food

I offer her the drink,

Which she takes with uncertainty and hesitation

I get the feeling,

from the look in her eye,

That this doesn’t happen all the time

I tell her my name,

And she tells me hers

Alice, she says, through cracked and sunburned lips

Pleased to meet you

We chatted for a short bit,

Then I went on home

I felt pretty good with the end to the evening

Sometimes people just need a break,

A bit of luck,

A ray of sunshine

And sometime that luck of light,

Can shine in the darkest hours,

Of a usually unforgiving night

© Dicky J Loweman 2015

 

 

 

Sunrise

Settle in,

Get comfortable

And wait for the big show

An entrance so grand, so bright

I sit

I watch

I wait

*

Time freezes

Winds stop

As the fire slowly builds up,

As night slowly turns into day

Then suddenly,

Without warning,

Sun rays

*

Morning light

Brightens all

A new day to greet me

And the world is awakened again

Good start,

Well worth

The wait

 *

© D J Loweman 2015