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  Reflections Of A Midnight Diner
by J. Allen Wilson
Thursday, August 13, 2009
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1:25AM...just getting in from a midnight diner after work...Strange it is what we can find out about others if we just listen...even stranger it is if we just listen to our own hearts as well.


 

 Reflections Of A Midnight Diner

 

The diner at midnight held a varied array of souls that drifted in on an unseen wind.

Their laughter, their tears, their joy, and heartaches walked on silver feet about the room.

Dozens of voices commingled with the bacon and eggs that fried on the grill.

And I sat alone in the back corner sipping a hot cup of coffee… just watching.

 

I had worked eleven hours today, and sitting quietly was preferable to talking.

I just listened…I heard the young girl tell her boyfriend that she did not love him.

I heard an old man tell tales about the Korean War, and watched sadly as no one paid him any mind.

 

In the quietness of this reflection I began to see behind the mask that so many wore.

Behind the laughter of some, there were many tears, and heartache, hidden by their mask.

Behind others lived suspicion and blatant distrust for their companion.

And some wore the mask of true self…I reached up and touched my face just to see…

 

J. Allen Wilson © 8/14/2009




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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/30/2009
well done
Reviewed by David Hightower 8/28/2009
Allen - Loved the quiet philosophy and the smell of coffee filling the air. You made the setting so realistic it made me hungry for the eggs and the perception of sadness and the acceptance of the human condition.

Dozens of voices commingled with the bacon and eggs that fried on the grill.

And I sat alone in the back corner sipping a hot cup of coffee… just
watching.

Loved the last line that includes the poet,

Dozens of voices commingled with the bacon and eggs that fried on the grill.

And I sat alone in the back corner sipping a hot cup of coffee… just watching.

Excellent. - David

Reviewed by ~ H (Reader) 8/14/2009
One of your best Allen, blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 8/14/2009
Very astute and interesting observations, Al. I've long enjoyed "people watching" as a pass-time; keeps one's mind so active...just wondering! Thanks for your well written Reflections!
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/14/2009
Very well done, similiar in drift as the poem I wrote while sitting at Starbucks a while ago, we learn so much when we become invisible in plain sight and just observe the world around us...you captured your topic perfectly.

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