William L Roberts

Three Friends - Poem by William L Roberts

'Let's go for a drink, the need it's so clear.'
Nobody looks up, nobody seems eager.
I'm not the least pissed,
It's just my spot of humor,
I worked from home today, there's nobody here.

I take a six-pack onto the porch,
The spring peepers make a din
Loud as any bar I've been in.
The screen keeps the mosquitoes out,
They're underage and can't fool the bouncer.
The moon sits on the neighbor's roof,
Her look's full of promise.
I raise her a toast, I offer her a beer,
Nobody drinks it but the moon doesn't care.

There's partying at the American Legion,
Just down the street,
'Stairway to Heaven' lights up the air.
I start to dance, nobody laughs,
I start to sing, sure nobody joins in.
'Set out a mixing-bowl, fill it with water,
I'm so in the mood to slow dance with you.'
If only you'd driven up just then,
Parked your car in the drive
And seen the moon, nobody, and I
Drinking, dancing, glad to be alive...

Nobody leaves early,
The moon spends the night.
'Do you miss the stars?
The city lights are so bright.'
'From the I-MilkyWay, down which I steer,
The sky's black and always so clear,
The stars're many and such a delight,
Each calls to me as I pass near,
'Hey! Sweet Lady! It's good to see you again! ''

I wake slumped on the table,
The sun's look: stern and, I fear,

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 11, 2009

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