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Coffee House II
by Roger A. Ochs

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When I had Hair
Thick and healthy
(and a functional heart)
Coffee houses were dark
look out the window
at ankles passing by

We smoked
(mostly legal stuff)
Sang protest songs
Read Ferlinghetti
Bald met Beard
Lace loved Leather

Now only my waist
Is thick and health
Is nitro in my pocket
Coffee houses are bright
wrought iron
chairs outside

They're smoke free
(and P.C.)
Folk lore songs
Ferlinghetti's drinking latte

I'm both bald and bearded
In my leathers
And Lace is gone
Where I can't find her
Or my past.

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Reviewed by Birdie Houston 2/2/2003
Great write...where do time go?
Reviewed by Adam Walsvik (Reader) 11/21/2002
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 11/17/2002
Think I can relate to some of the things this poem says except the Coffee part. I just never got thirsty enough to drink coffee but I do need my tea, real tea, often, every day, lots and lots of tea. - Vic
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/17/2002
i met a partner in wanna cuppa coffee?
Tinka (addicted to my cuppa)
Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 11/13/2002
this is good Roger. isn't it ironic... (btw where did you get the picture of me?)
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 11/13/2002
Haha - hmmmm - as I sit here with my triple mug of java and ash on my keys -
arthritic hips and a very trick knee ... think I'm taking this one personally!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 11/13/2002
This is really good Roger! Sounds like you are talking about me. Bill
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader) 11/13/2002
you just need repotting Roger thats all...growing older is just a bad habit that I for one have given up.
An impressive write indeedy.
Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 11/13/2002
Way to go Roger
and although this was very funny
I found the truth of it quite stirring
In an age of technology why must we give up so much for what others think of as progress.
Ah to remember the days of beatniks
Reviewed by Mary Mastrantuono (Reader) 11/13/2002
Roger, you don't need my 10, you've always been a fun read. Great stuff and we expect more!!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 11/13/2002
Ferlinghetti drinking latte? What next? George W. burning the flag? Robert Frost choosing the I-system? save me.. these are not coffee houses.. the windows are way too clean! and the passersby are waaaaaay too oblivious.. hmmmm.. can you still get coffee? double espresso please (or is that "expresso?".. I hate that!).. fabulous here, Roger, my dear. katy. xoxox
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 11/12/2002
you did this well
Reviewed by richard poor 11/12/2002
isnt it a shame? but at least you lived it.very good write!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/12/2002
LOL I enjoy your writes :-) Love the picture! Was just thinking about giving up coffee........
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 11/12/2002
Love the coffee (and the mood)...not so sure about the monkey. Now the bio photo! That's OK!

Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 11/12/2002
What a wonderful write Roger.....I guess I'll be writing something like this all to soon ;)

And that cat.....Toooo cute.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/12/2002
you gave us a good laugh with your pic and write...thanks. Incidently I too know nitro have had 2 bypasses and 4 angioplasties
...;-) know all about the heart!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/12/2002
HAHAHAHAH!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!! Oh those big pair of eyes are just tooooo cute!!!!!!!! Great poem to match those gorgeous eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 11/12/2002

Exqusite!! I Love Your Bio(Photo) Elite!

Thanks For Your Comments!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/12/2002
love it, love it, love it, roger! too cool! love coffee, but ONLY when i'm feeling cold (which isn't too often...usually having hot flashes...don't need coffee to warm me up then! *grins*). this is adorable...the write and the kitty...poor wired kitty. :) thanks for the veteran's day and (((HUGS))), zoomie :)
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 11/12/2002
Wonderful--both the write and the art!
Reviewed by Sally Montoye (Reader) 11/12/2002
Thanks, I enjoyed this. Love my coffee too. Your pic is too much..I'm laughing
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/12/2002
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! simply HILARIOUS write, roger; and the picture says it all!! looks like ruben (our boss at work) when he has had too much to drink (coffee; he is a coffee HOUND)! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((((((HUGS))))))) :)

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