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Coffee Run

Rating: 5.0
You're coffee isn't perfect
fresh out of the box
We'll make it over
Almost to the stitch
1970s-grade nylon.
Weathered foam.
If it's still not perfect
It's vintage. It's not so
bad now...
Friday, September 18, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: drink,life
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
A mash-up of two ads...sneakers, coffee...one idea, one vision.
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COMMENTS
Kumarmani Mahakul 22 November 2018
If it's still not perfect It's vintage. It's not so bad now........so touching and haunting. A beautiful poem so nicely executed.
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Mj Lemon 23 November 2018
Thank you Kumarmani. Thank you so much. I discovered these words as I was reaching for my first coffee this morning.
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Terry Craddock 12 January 2017
Coffee Run Or Run On The Coffee? coffee run or run on the coffee running to get de desired coffee fix or breakfast back into de coffee stash with a few choices of instant; or a slightly more time demanding percolated which is sadly ignored in timed need for speed in the race haste to get something deadline done; evening time is relaxing time when at home in late evening enjoying a good brew all chores; through not a care in the world no worries if we have another coffee who needs to sleep all night through; Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Coffee Run' by the poet M.J. Lemon. Dedicated to the poet M.J. Lemon.
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Terry Craddock 10 January 2017
Coffee Makes Me Feel Good coffee is my daily fix I go through coffee like models go through clothes like desert camels go through water reserves none of my coffee stock lasts never lasts long enough to be vintage; Irish coffee could be a fix coffee with Irish whiskey coffee with Irish cream as in Irish cream liqueur with cream or nutmeg to taste what a breakfast mix to make in haste to fortify soul to run marathon work race; but I admit I rarely drink Irish coffee Irish coffee is banned in Saudi lands Saudi Arabia is alcohol intolerant but I do adore a coffee fix I could drink it with rum never have an upset tum tum a Mormon I cannot be; Mormons ban alcohol and coffee Mormons even ban teetotaling tea this declaration I will now celebrate with a stemming cup of coffee because coffee gives a taste good to me coffee makes me feel good happy coffee is a buzz joy in life to me; Copyright © Terence George Craddock Insired by the poem 'Coffee Run' by the poet M.J. Lemon. Dedicated to the poet M.J. Lemon.
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Mj Lemon 11 January 2017
Terry. thanks so much. This is amazing. I'm about to start the day and have three coffees in teh kitchen. I'll really now think about which one I want to brew, - rather than jsut reaching for the first. This is a great poem. Thank you so much.
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Terry Craddock 11 January 2017
Yes I also have de coffee stash, with a few choices of instant or a slightly more time demanding perculated, which is sadlyy ignored in the need for speed in the race to get something done; enjoy your brew my friend :)
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Terry Craddock 10 January 2017
coffee is my daily fix, I go through coffee, like models go through clothes, like desert camels go through water, none of my coffee stock lasts, never lasts long enough to be vintage; Irish coffee could be a fix, coffee with Irish whiskey, coffee with Irish cream, as in Irish cream liqueur, with cream or nutmeg to taste, what a breakfast mix to make in haste, to fortify soul to run marathon work race, but I admit I rarely drink Irish coffee, Irish coffee is banned in Saudi lands, Saudi Arabia is alcohol intolerant, but I adore a coffee fix, I could drink it with rum, never have an upset tum tum, a Mormon I cannot be, Mormons ban alcohol and coffee, Mormons even ban tea, this declaration I will now celebrate, with a stemming cup of coffee, because coffee gives a taste good to me.
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Bri Edwards 13 December 2016
thank god for the Poet's Notes! and for this definition a la Google: Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry (a literary equivalent of a collage) by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. unfortunately the new meaning of this poem is lost on me! ha ha. foam seemed to go with some 'modern designer coffees', which i don't buy, but otherwise...i was lost, flabbergasted, befuddled, and other synonyms for confused? i shall move on in search of another. bri ;)
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Mj Lemon 15 December 2016
Well, you make actually have had an epiphany. Not too long ago I hear one barista mentioning a 'designer coffee'. What is the (caffeine) world coming to?
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Mj Lemon 15 December 2016
I meant to say.....Well, you may actually have had an epiphany...
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Susan Williams 20 September 2016
Oh, dear. I am not a coffee drinker but even so does one want coffee that old? Perhaps I would wear sneakers so I could run like the wind away from that steaming cup of... goo? You know what, Mj? I love your sense of humor! But I shall beware if you ever hand me a cup..... ;)
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Mj Lemon 01 October 2016
Goo? Or maybe mud Well, it was ground this morning! I would never think of serving coffee this bad, but I have actually experienced some over the years. Thanks for stopping by, Susan.
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Bri Edwards 12 November 2015
this ain't my cup of tea, but i'm going to hang up the laundry now. i'll put it into the November showcase, Section A, so the sheet and pillowcases will dry before nightfall. bri; :)
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Mj Lemon 15 November 2015
Thanks, Bri. The latest showcase looks great, as usual....
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Melvina Germain 19 October 2015
Well when we say vintage, all is well...the coffee has to be good then. I love the aroma, sometimes dislike the bitter taste but must still have a cupper...Excellent.
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Mj Lemon 20 October 2015
Agreed. Vintage is OK. It can actually be pretty good. But when vintage turns into 1970s-grade nylon.....that can be more than a problem....
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Kelly Kurt 26 September 2015
My instant coffee tastes like my sneakers smell, but it does what is supposed to.: -)
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Mj Lemon 26 September 2015
Hi Kelly, Thanks so much....And I'm not sure....are you describing great coffee, or the best coffee ever....and yes, reminds me of mine (brew, not instant) .
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Sanjukta Nag 23 September 2015
Great mash up of sneakers and coffee. coffee run. nice concept.
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Mj Lemon 23 September 2015
Thanks so much...I was and am amazed at how much of the marketing for coffee and sneakers does seem interchangeable.
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