Mark R Slaughter


Coffee Courage - Poem by Mark R Slaughter

The bitter coffee kicked;
I shook and then I licked
My lips and gave a sigh.

Shattered eyes encouraged,
I nearly had envisaged
Waking up an eye.

Another sip; a jolt –
Not unlike a bolt
Of wattage from the mains.

My sockets under strain,
I tried it once again:
Aha! The light, the searing white –
My God, the bloody pain!



Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009










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Courage, courage, coffee courage,
Courage, courage, courage,
Courage, courage, coffee courage,
Courage, courage, courage,

Courage, courage, coffee courage,
Courage, courage, courage,
Courage, courage, coffee courage,
Courage, courage, courage,


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  • Gold Star - 10,925 Points Soulful Heart (10/26/2014 9:35:00 AM)

    coffee jitters something like a medicinal necessity to shue away your fears and drowsiness and jolt u into tired goaning vitality.....liked the poem (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,925 Points Soulful Heart (10/26/2014 9:35:00 AM)

    coffee jitters something like a medicinal necessity to shue away your fears and drowsiness and jolt u into tired goaning vitality.....liked the poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,925 Points Soulful Heart (10/26/2014 9:34:00 AM)

    coffee jitters something like a medicinal necessity to shue away your fears and drowsiness and jolt u into tired goaning vitality.....liked the poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Sanchez (4/28/2014 11:21:00 AM)

    I remember in my forties, I had to address an audience of 200 people for a work related lecture. I had the jitters to say the least. A senior member of the team advised me to eat 2 or 3 teaspoons of coffee, together with drinking a strong cup. I couldn't wait to get out there.
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  • Rookie Stephen Stirk (11/6/2009 3:39:00 AM)

    I remember in my forties, I had to address an audience of 200 people for a work related lecture. I had the jitters to say the least. A senior member of the team advised me to eat 2 or 3 teaspoons of coffee, together with drinking a strong cup. I couldn't wait to get out there.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 8, 2011