Thursday, March 26, 2015

Love over Coffee

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The smell of coffee lingers in the air
Voices in the background reminds her of 
Lives that moving ahead at a fast pace 
Not stopping, always in a rush to get somewhere

Yet, she waits in the cafe
Knowing that she may be greeted with disappointment
But she has faith in herself 
Firmly believing that dreams do come true

Some days she loses all hope
Other days she sips her coffee 
And maybe a blueberry muffin or two
All the while her eyes searching, not knowing 

Uncertainty grips her strong heart
She knows she is in this alone 
Day by day she stares at the blank page in front of her
Waiting for her muse to come by

Then on a Monday morning at her usual cafe
The fog lifted and things finally made sense
Characters were conceived and born
Word by word she wrote till she could no more...


Linking to Poetry Jam

Also, linking this post to Write Tribe Pro Blogger Challenge



37 comments:

  1. This brought a smile to my face. Patience, faith and perseverance is indeed the key to writing.

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  2. Ah. I wondered what she was waiting for. Nice surprise at the end when she began to write her novel.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Francene! She was going through a writer's block :)

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  3. I love the way you described the way that poetic inspiration works. Day after day one may struggle with that blank page, but then...all of a sudden...the word begins to flow. Nice to see you at Poetry Jam!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary! Do keep visiting :)

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  4. Nice one Aathira. You have a way with words.

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    1. Coming from you, that means a lot. Thank you, Preethi :)

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  5. Ah! this is so inspiring :) I'll come back and read this whenever I am stuck...it has coffee, muffins and words, definitely things I lust after ;)

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    1. Thanks a ton, Vidya! So glad that writer's could relate to it only too well ;)

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  6. that silent and passionate wait bears fruit...and ummm...coffee definitely has connection to Muse :)...welcome to Poetry Jam Aathira. ...

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    1. Indeed. Thanks so much, Sumana! I shall be a regular at Poetry Jam from now :)

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  7. Welcome to Poetry Jam! Patience and hard work pay in the end and words flow on the page. I like tis message.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Gabriella! Glad you liked my humble attempt.

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  8. Love how the fog lifts, and all things come into view. This has many layers and angles.

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  9. Absolutely loved this, as it is possible to relate to it so very well...We get there with the search for words..The coffee aids the waiting time!

    Eileen

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  10. Very interesting and sweet. A poem should be like this, sweet, realistic with a touch of pathos and one which immediately arouses Empathy in the reader. Good piece. Keep it up.

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    1. Thank you, Mr. Parsa! You are too kind :)

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  11. This reminded me of J K Rowling, the magician who wove Harry Potter together sitting in a cafe. The words had to come eventually :)

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    1. I did have her in mind as I wrote it :) She's someone I look up to everyday!

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  12. Reminded me of JK Rowling!
    Nice one...

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    1. I did have her in mind! Thanks Satya :)

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  13. I sat with your character as she waited...

    What a nice response to the prompt!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading, Mary! Welcome to my blog.

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  14. The wait that finally paid off ! Patience is the mother of inspiration !

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  15. This was inspirational in a way that I should start sipping coffee more with blue berry muffins. Then may be someday I would start writing things which would be worthwhile.

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    1. Thanks so much, Anamika! You are writing things worthwhile already, you know.

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  16. And that's the way it suddenly happens sometimes...

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  17. a day in the life of a writer... you have brought the scene out really well..

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