EspressoΒ Escape

The ABC Wednesday Train rolls into station E this week, and I get down for a cup of strong coffee in the rain. πŸ™‚ Want some Espresso, folks?

Silent pitter patter on my window sill
Clouded skies are my companion still
Drops of dew slide down the window Β  Β  Β  Β storm
This silence does calm my mind a lot Β A fierce Β  is
All heated thoughts shall stay forgot Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  on
Mind storm washed afar by another Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  out
Dark night I shall embrace real soon Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  side
Through the cloud, shines the moon Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β but
Escape from soul burning thoughts Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  I now
Embers that sparkle even in water Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β escape
A desire emanates so from within Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  from
To dance in the rain, wash all sins Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β one
Yet I’m unable to brave the storm Β  Β  Β within
So for now, my escape is indoors my soul
Under blankets, alone with tears
Escape with a mug of espresso

Handle is a separate line folks πŸ™‚

Submitted to ABC Wednesday Round 7 – E for Espresso Escape and One Shot Wednesday at One Stop Poetry.

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Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

106 thoughts on “EspressoΒ Escape”

  1. Ah!! Wouldn’t it be lovely to have an Espresso Escape on a stormy night?? πŸ˜€

    Every cloud in the storm has a silver lining…and a Moon to shine through it.

    Lovely poem!! Ingenious!! Clever Idea!! Loved it!! πŸ˜€

  2. This is so amazingly beautiful Leo! After reading your poem, i too feel like having a cuppa coffee πŸ˜‰
    But this part ‘Under blankets, alone with tears
    Escape with a mug of espresso’ truly touched me!

    • yeah, I know Jaspreet, reading it makes me crave for coffee too πŸ˜€ yummy πŸ˜‰

      and yeah, those moments are there in one’s life πŸ™‚

  3. Terrific post as always, Leo! Love your words and I could really use a cup of Espresso right now! You’re very creative and I always enjoy my visits to your post! Have a great week!


    • thanks very much Sylvia πŸ™‚ glad u liked the post, and the words..
      I could use a cup of coffee now myself, and its nearly that time anyways…

      keep visiting, and have a great week too!

  4. Beautiful Post. You Have Said About The Troubles That Obstruct Our Way & Life Like Storms.

    And In Another Angle, Excellent Advertisement of Espresso Coffee.

    Fabulous, Fantastic, Marvelous, Mind Blowing!!!!!!!!!

  5. That’s a wonderful take on the theme. I enjoyed your poem and espresso photograph. I can almost smell the coffee beans surrounding the cup.

  6. You are really very imaginative! πŸ™‚ Thumbs up!!!

    Love that espresso and yes, when escape can’t be done outside, we can do within the confines of our comfort zone (bedroom) with a mug of espresso, but I love cafe latte or tea! πŸ™‚

    Good morning… πŸ™‚

  7. Wow! This was amazing, both parts! So creative, loved it! πŸ™‚

    I hope the “alone with tears” part was just poetic…because you’re not alone…look at all these wonderful comments!

    • thanks CM.. yeah, I know I’m not alone with tears, but then again, we all are alone in a bigger sense.. πŸ™‚

      glad u liked it..! πŸ˜€

  8. Aaahhh .. minus the tears, the espresso escapade into the depths of your thoughts and soul, while staying indoors on the stormy day – a perfect image!!!
    The visual is HOT!!!! πŸ˜€

    Excellent imagery, Leo! WOW!

    • hi Kavita πŸ˜€ yeah.. the espresso escapade is really needed sometimes, and a perfect image indeed πŸ˜€

      glad u liked the visual.. thank u πŸ™‚

  9. liked the handle best πŸ™‚ looking around your site, i am impressed by the clarity and expressiveness across several genres… very nice.

  10. Stunning visual poetry. The way you reiterate escape in the poem makes the espresso time seem a welcome change. Thanks for the One Shot (I enjoy a double shot in my latte) cheers

  11. The coffee cup an art form all it’s own – and the verse is outstanding

    Thanks for sharing with One Shot

    Moon Smiles

    • hi Moondustwriter πŸ™‚ glad u liked it.. its called shape poetry, and I’m still a beginner at shapes I think πŸ˜‰

      Leo smiles back at the moon πŸ™‚

  12. Difficult modern poem. So lucky to have change of text color now. It makes it do more. I’m reminded of Carly Simon’s clouds in my coffee. Anyway I heard it and saw the storm brewing. Good work. Gay

    • thanks Cannon.. glad u liked the work.. yeah, the change of color does make the poem do more, and of course, the handle being a different line, the color change helps πŸ™‚

    • nothing much to teach, Harshika. write the poem, and then arrange the alignment i guess πŸ˜€

      thanks for the wishes πŸ™‚

  13. Your comment about the handle finally clicked with me. Very talented. Must have taken quite a while to get this page together. Good for you!

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