The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Author: Mark Spencer


Should you ever wonder
where the lost and lonely dwell.
It's out beyond the Rising Sun,
past Heartbreak Hotel.

There's a place where you can go,
where all the drinks are free.
The boulevard of broken dreams,
that's where I'm going to be.

Take the Haunted Highway
past the river of dreams.
You'll reach a quiet crossroads,
beside a silent stream.

There you'll see the signpost
and it will point the way.
To the boulevard of broken dreams,
and a lonely cafe.

The boulevard of broken dreams
where restless spirits go.
You'll find me there with Elvis
and Marilyn Monroe.
You can share a drink with Bogie
and reminisce with James Dean.
In a lonely little cafe
on the boulevard of broken dreams.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Mark Spencer ( -- Sunday, February 23 2003, 11:55 pm

Have you ever been there?

This poem was based on the painting titled "The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" which depicted Elvis behind the counter of the cafe, serving three patrons; Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. The poem show how easily one can find such a place through loss of hope and will to live. How drug and alcohol abuse can do for you what it did for these famous residents of this lonely cafe. The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams is not a difficult place to find. It is, however, nearly impossible to leave once you get there.

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