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Barfly: Woman In A Bar - Poem by C.J. Heck

a broken neon sign flashed Mel’s
atop a small darkened bar
on the edge of town

the air heavy with stale smoke and beer
blended faintly with the odor
of dried spit on unclean bodies

she sat at a small table alone
pondering the world’s problems,
two drinks past seeing
beyond the unkempt nails
on the chipped Formica in front of her

the lines in her face
were knit as if by a palsied hand
dropping stitches
where a pox scar decided to roost

for her this was home,
at least until tonight’s john
with an empty glass
and full libido swaggered up
and invited her to the nearest no-tell motel

life sucks
but it was her life
and feeling in control,
a spider in her web,
she threw back another drink
and waited


Comments about Barfly: Woman In A Bar by C.J. Heck

  • Rookie Con Nie (4/13/2007 12:37:00 PM)

    Sad this is the way it is at times in bars across the land. Always wonder about the stories behind those women and the men, too. Good poem. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (12/6/2005 4:15:00 PM)

    a bit of a departure from your children's poems, but well rendered. it's refreshing to see you branch out.

    Jake (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (12/6/2005 10:54:00 AM)

    Sharply observed, well told, non-judgmental..and spiders too! Unbeatable, CJ! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Woman

  1. 51. Barfly: Woman In A Bar , C.J. Heck
  2. 52. Book Of Contemplation - For Woman , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  3. 53. The Power Of Woman , Friedrich Schiller
  4. 54. The Heart Of The Woman , William Butler Yeats
  5. 55. Which Has More Patience -- Man Or Woman? , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  6. 56. The Woman , Ronald Stuart Thomas
  7. 57. Modern Love Iii: This Was The Woman , George Meredith
  8. 58. Understanding The Mind Of A Young Woman , Fidelis Patronus
  9. 59. Only A Woman , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  10. 60. The Woman And The Angel , Robert William Service
  11. 61. The Virtue Of Woman , Friedrich Schiller
  12. 62. A Woman With No Name , Sylvia Chidi
  13. 63. Woman Of The Night , Linda Ori
  14. 64. Woman, Oh Woman (A Song) , Bill Simmons
  15. 65. ' The Dominant Woman ' , Gordon Whittaker
  16. 66. An Intoxicating Woman , Uriah Hamilton
  17. 67. The Triumph Of Woman , Robert Southey
  18. 68. The Cunning Woman , William Schwenck Gilbert
  19. 69. Notes For The Legend Of Salad Woman , Michael Ondaatje
  20. 70. I Envy The Woman Whose Lips , Faith Elizabeth Brigham
  21. 71. The Celebrated Woman - An Epistle By A M.. , Friedrich Schiller
  22. 72. Lollipop Woman , Scarlett Treat
  23. 73. I Do Not Want To Be Your Weeping Woman , Alison Boordson
  24. 74. There Was An Old Woman , Anonymous English
  25. 75. A Full Figured Woman..... , Jennifer Foreman
  26. 76. Proud To Be A Woman , shreya koppaka
  27. 77. ! The Woman At The Crossroad Who Laughed , Michael Shepherd
  28. 78. The Woman At The Gate , Robert William Service
  29. 79. Woman And Pride , yihuai ying
  30. 80. Rune Of The Finland Woman , Marilyn Hacker
  31. 81. Hymn To The Woman , Aldo Kraas
  32. 82. Modern Love Xxii: What May The Woman , George Meredith
  33. 83. The Lonely Woman , Mabel Forrest
  34. 84. There Was A Man And A Woman , Stephen Crane
  35. 85. A Fuller Figured Woman , David Keig
  36. 86. The Woman Within............. , Kristin Nicole RothDavis
  37. 87. Man Driver/Woman Driver , Scarlett Treat
  38. 88. (h) 4 (Dedication) She Is A Woman , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  39. 89. Song From The Silent Woman , Benjamin Jonson
  40. 90. (h) 2 (Dedications) From The Life Of A.. , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  41. 91. When A Woman Changes! , Sylvia Chidi
  42. 92. Like A Woman , Philip Booth
  43. 93. A Woman Of Distinction , Charles Chaim Wax
  44. 94. Never Trust A Woman! , Mary Nagy
  45. 95. The Bride Of Frankenstein (Aka Creating .. , Chuck Audette
  46. 96. A Woman At Her Husband's Grave , Joseph Seamon Cotter
  47. 97. Woman Of God , Jocelyn Dunbar
  48. 98. What Is The Love Of A Woman , Charles M Moore
  49. 99. ! Woman On The Underground , Michael Shepherd
  50. 100. When I Was Small, A Woman Died , Emily Dickinson
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