A Bohemian Night Life Poem by Romeo Della Valle

A Bohemian Night Life

Rating: 4.5

Sitting quietly at a table in a corner bar
With his pride tarnished and a heart broken,
His mind seems to be gone away very far
But he is ready to release his words unspoken...

Covered by cigarette smokes in the air,
While a piano is being played in the background,
He lifts up his face full of tears...
Starting to write words without sounds...

He asks for a soft drink to the barmaid,
And concentrated writing a new poem
He realizes that for his wound, there's no band-aid
Since his life has taken a new form...

Suddenly, a flower girl stops by
Asking him to buy some flower
He felt like a bird that can no longer fly
One with broken wings and no power...

That bird was really me, indeed!


Federico del Corazón 19 December 2011

It's an artful talent to write like this. Telling the story but allowing the reader paint the picture! Bravo

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Abi Whitaker 03 December 2011

this is a realy good poem, i realy like it. :) oh and thankyou for your comment on my poem.

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Kaila George 15 November 2011

This depicts a moment in your life were you reflect on what you see as a poet...its actually brillant...look forward to reading more of your poems

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Miemi Azmi Jamal 09 November 2011

vivid vivid... i can smell the smoke, hear the sound, feel the heart.... briliant you are in making us feeling every word ....

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Michele Kostelnik Parrillo 16 October 2011

It seems there is a great disappointment involved. One can feel the weeping. We must get up and start again-or life is meaningless. Overcome lonely times with all the things God will provide. Ask for the answers. It is another good poem with discriptive value. Go on with your gifts and try to keep the writing warm & peaceful - for now! Wonderful work. Michele Kostelnik Parrillo

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Atasha Williams 01 March 2016

You use very graphic words, love d imagery I feel like I'm sitting next to in the smokey bar, I'm drinking some red wine tho. Lol. Keep up the gr8 work :)

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Amitava Sur 04 October 2013

Lovely emotional expression, drawing me close to you, to stand by you.May the flower girl give some fragrance to patch up a little heart bun......... nice write up.

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Yash Shinde 26 October 2012

very beautifully described loved your style......flower girl keep writing always

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Guy Lip-more 26 August 2012

Dear poet, this only the second poem that I have read from you, and wow, loved it. I give this a 10. I will be reading more.

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Margaret Beil 20 December 2011

You've painted such a credible scene here. I feel like I'm sitting close by soaking up the atmosphere. The juxtaposition of the broken wings and the flower symbolizing freedom are well placed. I hope you choose the flower.

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Romeo Della Valle

Romeo Della Valle

Dominican Republic
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