Uriah Hamilton

In A World Of Beautiful Women - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

We were both sitting
In a little non-descript bar
Where the loneliness
Hung heavily in the air
Like cigarette smoke.

In nearly drunken conversation,
You said you were
Sadly obsessed
By girl named Erica
Who turned into
A mythical dream and disappeared
Like Daphne into a laurel tree.

And I felt
Like we were brothers
In a world of beautiful women
Who fly away
Like untamed exotic birds
Which men can never cage.

And the bartender
Turned up the radio:
“The trouble is,
That you’re in love
With someone else,
It should be me,
It should be me! ”*

Comments about In A World Of Beautiful Women by Uriah Hamilton

  • (9/20/2005 3:15:00 PM)

    Awesome, man! Simlple, clear.. just spot on.. (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (9/13/2005 3:44:00 PM)

    a very good piece of word art uriah i enjoyed this very much i have done the same thing on jumping sheep, but with a different angle

    Warm Regards AJS
    (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2005 12:17:00 PM)

    this is very nice, Mr. Hamilton! I am inspired to write one called In a World of Beautiful Men...I'll get back to you on that one. (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2005 11:04:00 AM)

    as usual, great imagery. im always awed by how awesomely you write. :) (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2005 10:29:00 AM)

    Yes, this is a very good one, Uriah. I too like the same image that Raynette cited. I'm a bit troubled by the quote at the end. Why quote something that is really quite plain? You are talented enough to come up with better words to say the same thing. (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2005 10:16:00 AM)

    This rings true, Uriah. I like it...especially the image of loneliness hanging in the air like cigarette smoke. Good job.

    (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2005 9:53:00 AM)

    very nice write... think I was at that same bar yesterday with my girlfriends and some wine...
    (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2005 9:27:00 AM)

    I think everyone has felt that way on some level....nicely written. (Report) Reply

Read all 8 comments »
User Rating:
4,6 / 5 ( 10 votes ) 8

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, May 21, 2010

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]