Espresso Escape

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


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

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

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Poetry & writing to me 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 “Espresso Escape

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

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

    Lovely poem!! Ingenious!! Clever Idea!! Loved it!! 😀

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

  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!

    Sylvia

    • thanks very much Sylvia 🙂 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! 🙂 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! 🙂

    Good morning… 🙂

  7. Wow! This was amazing, both parts! So creative, loved it! 🙂

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

  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!!!! 😀

    Excellent imagery, Leo! WOW!

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

      glad u liked the visual.. thank u 🙂

  9. 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

  10. 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 🙂 glad u liked it.. its called shape poetry, and I’m still a beginner at shapes I think 😉

      Leo smiles back at the moon 🙂

  11. 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 🙂

  12. 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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