Closing Time Poem by LeeAnn Azzopardi

Closing Time

Rating: 5.0

I drink my whiskey alone tonight
In my favorite bar
Wondering if anyone would join me
From the crowd of youth in celebrating
Their age of stupidity
But no one has
It's after midnight, the crowd is still going
When I cut out
And walking down the loneliest road in town
I turned around the corner and see
A young couple kissing in the light of the lamppost
I think to myself why can't it be me?
But no one wants to be with a poet without experience
So, I waltz on by
And curiously questioning whom will break up with whom
As the first light of the sun blinds me in oblivion
I see clearly into the future

Saturday, June 3, 2023
Topic(s) of this poem: loneliness
I don't drink any type of alcohol
Richard Wlodarski 03 June 2023

LeeAnn, you've so perfectly captured the essence of loneliness in this very sad poem. Leonard Cohen and Janis Joplin would be proud! !

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Anil Kumar Panda 03 June 2023

A heart touching write indeed. The last four lines are so beautiful. Thanks. Nice share.

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David Wood 03 June 2023

I agree with Richard, loneliness is that feeling of being unloved, unwanted and on alone in this world, a feeling I also experience.

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Kevin Patrick 03 June 2023

If Charles bukowski was alive, or at least made better sense then he could, it would not sum the beautiful encapsulation of loneliness that this poem suggests. Bravo LeeAnn

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 03 June 2023

What a beautiful poem! So wonderfully expressed and crafted. To my favorites.

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Pallavi Tripathi 05 June 2023

Waltz alone wow! !

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Michael Cochrane 04 June 2023

Dear LeeAnn, you expressed this heartfelt poem so well. Ive been through this in the past, however god opens a door for us when we least expect it.

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Nosheen Irfan 04 June 2023

Poignantly beautiful depiction of loneliness! So relatable! Don't we all experience it? Bravo!

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Nabakishore Dash 04 June 2023

U would get a good companion to free u from loneliness

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Suzon Albert 04 June 2023

Cheers! ! ! ! I don't drink as well. but share same loneliness like you.

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