stirring thoughts

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stirring thoughts

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Two sugars in my coffee
My spoon begins to churn
My mind becomes all milky
Over a girl I haven’t met

Sweetened thoughts of her
Swirl in my caffeine head
As if they were blended
By the lazy ceiling fan

Sinking into the whirlpool
Notions spiral out of control
The fan continues stirring thoughts
While my coffee is getting cold

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In all honestly, this poem should be labeled as a collaboration because in her poem entitled “no one’s world” my dear friend G. of Short Prose -Fiction ended her wonderful piece with the line “and your coffee’s getting cold.”

Please, take a moment to read her powerful poem that inspired my write; and see how she used contrasting lines in her finale as a delicious exclamation point.

no one’s world.

272 thoughts on “stirring thoughts

    1. You really brought a big smile to my face. Sometimes we have a conversation with a person or see a person passing us on the street and for some unexplained reason, the person leaves a lasting impression. Happy you liked this. Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words.

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    1. You are a dreamer as well? Let me tell you, when my alarm clock goes off that is when I begin to dream. I think I will write a poem about that. Thanks for the inspiration. Thrilled by your comments. Smiling. You are very generous with your words. Thank you so much.

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      1. ironically I don’t sleep dream, the waking hour give me the best moments of imagination and wistful thinking. It was my pleasure to read your beautiful poetry, I had a similar fantasy about a cafe meeting and wrote a short story few years ago and it stands out more vividly than a real time encounter. Our minds are powerful tools! i think you would write a really good poem about that clock going off! your are welcome!

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    1. Funny, you should say that. Both poems took place with the poet deep in thought in public places. I found hers so powerful with the contrasts of the violence against the peacefulness of the bar. Mine, was about this silly romantic letting someone get into his head. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful observations. It is greatly appreciated. I sure hope G. gets to read your comment.

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  1. The coffee. The imagining. The fan stirring thoughts. The imagery and feel mix perfectly. The writing it’s self feels like it is the reader who is sitting there, chin cupped in hand, stirring their own coffee while their thoughts are being stirred.

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    1. That is such an amazing comment. You humble me with your words. The funny thing, I was thinking of my friend’s poem while I sat under a ceiling fan, then it began to flow. Thank you for the read and your sweet words.

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  2. Love this! Especially how your poetry was inspired by another. There is something so magically contemplative about coffee. Add in a spoonful of love and you have everything you could ever need. Keep writing Andrew! Your words always wake me up to the TRUTH. All we need is love. xo

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  3. Wonderful creation-one more nice poem.your coffee is cold n i am mad to follow dt blogger who writes”no one’s world”.amaging writer but i am unable to follow her whose lines has inspired you.a bloody scene is wandering in my mind which is happened in dis world in direct or indirect way.yeah.her red nail polish n lipstick are d symbol of some unknown bloody events n force us to think in new way.wonderful you n dt blogger.your poem is a most thoughtful thing.i am still now-why are your cofee cold-dear dew.!!

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    1. Aruna, thank you so much for your lovely words. She is a wonderful writer. Please follow her, all of her other poetry is beautiful with great meaning and symbolism. This one had some violence, but she is a very sweet and peaceful soul. Trust mer my friend. Thank you for your kind words. Happy that you liked this.

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      1. Dear dew!! I am trying to dt amazing writer through FB and tweeter but can not be successful. Yeah,i have read her many posts today but don’t know-how do i follow her?as you say-she is wonderful writer.

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                    1. Oh .dew!!sorry.i was on d leave and not going to school.today i went to school and my mind thougt that today is monday.W.is a amaging writer.she is appeared on my blog suddenly today morning.yeah dear!! Miracles are happend.reading her post n comments-still now i am feeling as intoxicated.you are saying true-she is a kind soul.a lot of thanks to you for obliging me.

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                    2. Hey dew!!dt blogger named G. is now in my site.i read her and commented.she have replied with warmth heart.really she is a wonderful n most kind soul.thanks for obliged me.

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  4. I can’t tell how many times something like that has happen to me I believe it’s quite natural
    I’m lying here in this high paid hotel sick as shit with pain coming out of my ears…….and they keep finding more wrong than right so I lie here in this high paid hotel hoping they can put humpty back together again..As Sheldon Yoursly

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  5. Ayyyy. Drew! I am finally in front of my computer.
    First, thank you so much for the acknowledgement! You are very kind! However, this wonderful piece revolving around the “girl I haven’t met” is all yours. Gorgeous depiction of the desire to know the unknown! Applause!

    And, please use one sugar, instead of two 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Buenas noches, mi amigo!

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    1. First, sorry your day was so long.
      I adore your interpretation of this poem. While all of the comments on this post acknowledge the poet’s mind is cluttered with swirling thoughts, you are the only person to realize the poem was all about “the girl I haven’t met.” Thank you for reading me so well.
      Yes. I followed your suggestion regarding the sugar (well, I used one and a half today. I need to cut down slowly).

      Seriously, thank you so much for the inspiration. This would never have been written without “no one’s world” coming first.

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  6. Love those inspired and stirred thoughts. I could picture you stirring and stirring and stirring as that coffee chilled. Great writing!

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  7. The ending really made me go “woah.” I love the way you described getting lost in thoughts. The first time I read it I just imagined the coffee stirring itself while the man was lost in thought.
    What a satisfying read!

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    1. You made me smile. The poem leads one to believe it is all about the coffee, but it is about the girl he can’t get out of his head. So happy you caught it. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. You made me very happy. Thank you.

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