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poetry by j matthew waters

the sad tavern


we talked for hours
after the football game
starting where we left off
thirty years ago

we sat in the very same
booth, where in the day
i wrote short stories
while putting down pints

sometimes we’d sit
at the bar and chain-smoke
sipping on coffee
in between classes

you haven’t changed a bit
she said, laughing;
a reminder how she loved
to tell white lies

once in the corner
on a cold rainy night
i wept like a baby
ruining my story

after hearing the news
you searched me out
held me in your arms
until the bar closed

you know, she said,
you’ll meet her again
and her beauty
will take you away

melancholy struck me
as she covered my wrist
with her hands,
closing her eyes



august two thousand twelve
copyright j matthew waters
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11 thoughts on “the sad tavern

  1. brudberg on said:

    Love this one.

  2. WOW, SO DEEP, I AM FACINATED AND I DONT EVEN KNOW U…LOL. I HAVE NEVER LIKE MUCH POETRY THAT DIDNT RYME, BUT I LOVE THIS STUFF. I THINK IT WORKS BETTER WITH YOUR VOICE…THE ENDING WAS PROFOUND! LOVE IT,,,, I LISTEN TO THEM ALL BUT I LIKE REMEDY AND THIS ONE THE BEST. I HAVE BOUGHT THE EXTRA SPACE NOW I DONT KNOW HOW TO RECORD MY POEMS, CAN YOU DIRECT ME SOMEWHERE THAT CAN HELP. I CANT UPLOAD BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING TO UPLOAD HOW DO I GET IT LIKE YOURS,,,,IM SO LOST!

  3. I WANT TO REBLOG BUT I DONT KNOW HOW,,,SHAME ON ME, MY FRIEND GOT ME TO DO THIS BLOG STUFF, NOT REALLY A COMPUTER PERSON.

  4. this one was nicely written

  5. Reblogged this on mentalnotes1 and commented:
    THIS GUYS VOICE AND POETRY IS HEAVENLY. I LOVE IT, IT STIMULATES MY POETIC SENSES.

  6. Here it is, The Sad Tavern, I searched for this, I love it!

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