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Talk to Me"
by Jack R Roberts

Sunday, June 29, 2003

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She was working as a waitress,
In a small downtown café
Trying hard to raise a son,
On tips and little pay

Even though the times were hard for her,
She wanted no one else to know
And proud, she kept it to herself,
And refused to let it show

And then one Friday morning,
He walked in and took a seat
She had seen him come here often,
The kind of man she’d like to meet

She walked over to his table,
And said, “ What can I do for you?”
He said, “I’d like a cup of coffee,
And a little talk with you”

Shocked, she looked into his eyes,
And he gave her a smile
She said, “I’m kind of busy now,
And I will be for a while.”

She turned and walked away from him,
So her tears he wouldn’t see
He got up and left but left a note that said,
“Talk to me”

That night before she goes to bed,
She reads the note again
She’s been hurt once too often,
She never wants to hurt again

But at night when you are all alone,
Beds a lonely place to be
And she can almost hear his sweet voice say to her,
“Talk to me”

That next morning she was waiting,
When he walked in and took his chair
She wore her special perfume,
And a ribbon in her hair

As she brought his check out to him,
She smiled and said, “The coffee’s free”
And on the check a little note she wrote to him,
“Talk to me”

© Jack Roberts – June 28, 2003

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Reviewed by June Thompson 7/25/2003
my last place of work was at a cafe.. wasn't a very small town but it sufficied at the time- I was given a note similar to hers and it worked out so fine at the time.. of course I've moved away since then
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 7/5/2003
I love a story told in rhyme....this is just one more of a long list of favourites Jack....Great stuff indeed!
Reviewed by Miles Roberts (Reader) 7/2/2003
I followed your link from when you reviewed one of my own pieces and I have to sat that you have quite a talent here. Its a beautiful poem and I look forward to reading others in your collection and new ones as the appear.
Reviewed by Jackie Brooks 7/1/2003
Lovely - I hope there was a happy ending and they went on 'talking' forever.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/1/2003
Perfection in the setting of a great romanace.
Reviewed by A PAX 6/30/2003
I absolutely love this! soooo sweet! would make a good cw tune!
Reviewed by Dee C. 6/30/2003
Oh WOW...what a wonderful,romantic story...beautifully written!!!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 6/30/2003
Yes Jack so beautiful and romantic. I have read two poems and cried twice this morning.
Wonderful poem that hit you straigt in the heart. A rare talent friend. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 6/30/2003
Jack...what a fantastic romantic write from u my n luck...BHUWAN
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/29/2003
Jack I love this romantic moment, very lovely , well done!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 6/29/2003
Jack...a neat story poem. Love it.
Reviewed by Trixie Love 6/29/2003
Hi Jack,
Oh such a beautiful
love story...


Trixie :)
Reviewed by Sandie Aangel 6/29/2003
P.S. This also reminds me one of Jack Nicholson's movie, "As Good As It Gets". Sometimes little notes do wonders when the person is too shy to talk.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/29/2003
This was sooooo sweet! What a love story this is!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 6/29/2003
Ahhhh, a happy ending...or would that be a beginning??
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/29/2003
lovely write, jack; enjoyed! love, your texas friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :) haven't seen you in a while; hope all is well with you, jack! :)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 6/29/2003
This is so romantic, a wonderful poem, Jack!
Reviewed by serenety L 6/29/2003
This is so beautiful Jack. And so much alive. I can almost feel with that woman.
Love this poem.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 6/29/2003
Aw Jack! I loved it! Beautiful!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 6/29/2003
Oh this is beautiful!!!
It Talks to Us.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 6/29/2003
This is beautiful Jack and so very touching. Very well done.
Reviewed by Linda Murray 6/29/2003
Jack this one is one of your best I think. The meaning of it to so many is awesome. And yes it did make the tears flow. It told such a good story and it grabbed my heart strings and pulled very hard. Just wonderful. I just loved it.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/29/2003
This was so sweet, and beautiful, I loved it so much!

Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 6/29/2003
This is precious, Jack. Quite a gift you have for touching the heart.
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 6/29/2003
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/29/2003
Wow!! I would love to receive the same kind of note from some one dear to me!!
But seems to me it's too late already!!
He found some one new!!

Beautiful write Jack!!

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