Just A Cup Of, Coffee
Author: ShyHeart


I had been on the road for hours, headed for my new job
I was getting tired, saw this restaurant, up the road
Time to take a break, some hot, coffee sounds so, good
I parked my Mercedes in the lot, as I walked to the door

I saw this old, man in a tattered coat, sitting on the side walk in the snow.
It was February, I was headed for Michigan, lot of snow and
Rain. I looked at him and said, care for a cup of Joe?
He smiled and replied, I remember when, Coffee was 10 cents

Now, with all the taxes, I think a cup, cost a buck-twenty-five
Then, there is the tip. So, thank you for the offer, I'm doing fine
I looked at him and said, then, what about a cup, with a new friend?
He said, I'm an educated man, just, fell on hard times

I would never, be so rude, as to turn down a friend
So, the both of us, went inside, sat down, the waitress asked
What will you and he, have? I said, two cups of coffee,
One for me, and my new, friend. She half-way smiled, walked away

I sat with my new friend, he shared many things, then he said, I have to go
I have a journey in my heart, want to see my daughter, while, there is time
I offered him a ride, as far as it would go, he smiled, but, declined
This is a journey, I must take a lone, just hope I find, another friend like you
Along, the way.

We left, I got in my car, was back on my way, I wondered why, he turned
Down, my ride. Guess, I'll never know, why some must walk a lone
He was tired, I could see, and there came more rain, snow and sleet
I will never, forget, the friend I gained, for just, a Cup Of Coffee


Comments on this poem/writing:

Name:                                           Remember Me

Comment Title:

Comment / Ammendment:

Please complete the recaptcha below for spam prevention:

Click here to read other Poems by ShyHeart


Poetic Dreams Other's Poetic Dreams Submit a Poem New This Week Forum Home

Copyright©2017-1999 by Rebecca R. Hammack

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All Rights Reserved.   No part of this website, including all pictures and written words,  may be reproduced or copied in any manner from this website without  permission of the original author of the work.  All poetry and pictures herein remain the sole property of the original author and/or copyright owner.  All poetry on this website has been submitted by the original author of the work. To contact any author of the work please e-mail:  so the proper person may be notified.