I used to be a coffee shop

by Hellon   Apr 22, 2020

Blue in colour with a hint of red
one calming, one inviting...

Ben wore an apron and a smile
everyday..it was his uniform you see

Meg, well she was charming, she remembered
everyone's name

Joe, we all knew his coffee was the best in town
and, he knew it too, of course.

Mrs. G liked to flirt with Joe but it was
harmless...you see

Gina was his betrothed after all.

The Cameron twins could be grizzly at times
but Meg always had treats on hand to calm them.

I used to be coffee shop

but now...

I'm just a lonely shop front


leaves blowing in an unprecedented wind...

Hellon 22nd April 2020


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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Kiko

    I'm sorry your favorite coffee shop is closed -- but not forever, I hope.
    Nice poem. It reads very smoothly and coveys your sadness.
    Well done!

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Rania Moallem

    oh Hellon, I can't but see the emotional context in every single line. Reading other poems during this period by you one can simply understand how you've affected by the social distancing measures and how much you miss your loved ones. I am torn. This is really touching, the way you decided to leave all words simple reflect how there is so much void and dullness in the current scene which you do not wish to force sugar coat. I love this poem, I might have got it wrong, but it got under my skin. <3 virtual hugs

  • 1 month ago

    by mistake

    While I can see the direction this poem is coming from, I feel I can attest to the fact that you have left parts out. had you somehow incorporated more context of why this happened I believe I would have found more in it.

  • 1 month ago

    by Michael

    Well penned Hellon, and a great perspective to see it from. So many businesses etc will be at the hands of this blight! (government blight). And definitely unprecedented times, a word I have not heard very much, until now! Who knows what the next stage will be!? M :)

    • 1 month ago

      by mistake

      government blight? Everything else in your comment I agree with, but you are putting blame where it does not belong. The Spanish flu killed millions in a less populated/traveled world. A people are always stronger than their respective government. This coffee shop was failed by society's apathy, which makes it all the more sorrowful to me. I really hope it’s closed to care for its society and not forever more.

  • 1 month ago

    by Em (marmite)

    I'm speechless.

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