Coffee Drinker

by Milly Hayward   Apr 17, 2016


I like drinking types of coffee
some that even taste like toffee
much better than the Typhoo tea
or average cup of Rosy Lee

A latte is a tad too milky
although really is quite silky
Cappuccino has much less milk
with a little less on the silk

Espresso with its mighty punch
is perfect after a simple lunch
Mocha and hot chocolate treat
with marshmallows is very sweet

Americano's a bitter choice
so harsh it takes away my voice
lots of sugar makes it alright
reduces down the nasty bite

Starbucks or Costa which is best
there really isn't a contest
Costa coffee it wins hands down
does the best coffee in the town

(c) 2016 MJM Hayward

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  • 1 day ago

    by C J T

    This is cute. (:

  • 4 days ago

    by Mark

    Hey Milly! A shining example to me that poetry does not necessarily have to tackle or describe a profound idea or philosophy or emotion in life.

    It can reach many...if not more by being relatable and a common occurrence in life - and coffee vs tea is indeed just that! So not only is this poem your own personal thoughts on the topic ... But also to engage readers and compel them to comment and express their own views. If I was around at the time I just know I would have commented and picked a side!

    So stanza one sets the flow and structure of the piece. I get a peaceful vibe from the opening line and the rhyming structure is first two lines (in each stanza) rhymes and last two lines rhyme. It's in this stanza (wise choice I think) that you introduce the idea coffee is better than tea. Immediately engaging the reader.

    The descriptions of Latte's and cappacinos are perfect as I can make them myself. :-) milky and silky...like it!
    Expresso and hot choc descriptions ...'packs a punch' and 'sweet' are amazingly spot on.

    From there you write about brands of coffee...accepting that even tea drinkers are on board with your great write by now. The 'bitter' Americanos...Starbucks...Costa. All coffee drinkers are deciding their own preferences as they're reading.

    The flow and topic of the piece is calming and the rhyming perfect.

    The nasty side of me wishes to read a stanza that gives tea drinkers a bit of a kick, ;) but that's just me :D

    Enjoyed the read, hugs from me.

    • 4 days ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Mark thank-you for your lovely detailed review of my poem. I was just beginning my poetry journey and wanted to write something different as you say to prove not all poetry has to be philosophical. I'm glad you liked it and you understood it perfectly. I think I'm Costa coffee biased lol. Thank you again for a very well thought out review. Milly x

  • 1 month ago

    by Lucas Woods

    This poem brought me a feeling of relaxation. I think I need a cup of coffee now.

  • 4 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    I love coffee as well. This was really great Milly.

  • 5 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    My preference is for my own brew
    It's strong within my mug
    It's taken years to get it right
    The spoon stands it's thick as sludge.

    Without it I simply will not move!
    Because it brings me alive.
    But sometimes I make it so strong
    To the loo I have to dive.

    See it's not just a stimulant to mind,
    In this me, you must trust.
    If your tummy is a little sensitive
    It really moves yous guts.

    Of all the coffee shops out there
    There still ain't one I'd choose
    Mine is strong, the milks in first,
    they're always gonna lose.

    Sorry I was feeling silly.

    Love your poem

    Craig

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