cry lonely

By FadedBlues

gotta get out tonight
or I'll pull the trigger
drugs are too slow
I need quicker liquor

I go to a bar where
the glasses are clouded
the music is loud &
the dancefloor is crowded

the bartender's sober &
the waitress is smiling
the barstool is leather &
the women are beguiling

a misty-eyed brunette
kinda leans into me
apologizes quickly
but I don't let her leave

my brain is stumbling
for some clever remarks
then I look in her eyes
& something sparks

we talk for awhile
without saying much
two lonely people
just needing to touch

motel room is cheap
but the bed sheets are clean
& the price of passion
is paid with a dream

a farewell kiss &
one last caress
then back to the shadings
of loneliness...

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Copyright 2012 FadedBlues
Published on Sunday, July 15, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Princeton On Monday, June 8, 2020, Princeton (22)By person wrote:

    Brilliant, I love it.

  • midnights voice On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, midnights voice (1023)By person wrote:

    Misery loves company but too much of a (bad/good)(?) thing is music on skip .

  • A former member wrote: A piece about the sad reality of many people.. Very well penned! :)

  • BlackVelvet Rose On Friday, January 4, 2013, BlackVelvet Rose (210)By person wrote:

    Sometimes loneliness can be offset by the touch of a stranger and in that each will take comfort and bury a piece of the other strings but attached in ways others can not touch... to hold for all eternity... Excellent Scholar

  • wormwood On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, wormwood (35)By person wrote:

    i love this poem! it makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time! great work!

  • FadedBlues On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, FadedBlues (2938)By person wrote:

    Thanks for reading. the map of my life is littered with pick-up bars & motels...

  • Devilish On Monday, July 16, 2012, Devilish (3758)By person wrote:

    How ironic a read. Oh how I know this. I will leave it at that. Hugs and kisses.. damn,., Scholar

  • A former member wrote: A soft story that moves along sadly... My favorite lines were "two lonely people/ just needing to touch". It really captures the desperate desire of the lonely to just touch someone else, even if it doesn't last, even if it won't mean much. I can relate... thanks for sharing this great write. Scholar

  • Nehema On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Nehema (1257)By person wrote:

    When the ideas of true love and happiness having been proven a lie, loneliness is almost an addiction in itself. You always write these down to earth truths, I love it and you - XXOO Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Ah, the many perks and burdens of the local bar scene... Scholar

  • lockupthedoors On Sunday, July 15, 2012, lockupthedoors (27)By person wrote:

    really good poem, I loved it

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