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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. The Woman , Ronald Stuart Thomas
  6. 56. Woman, Oh Woman (A Song) , Bill Simmons
  7. 57. Modern Love Iii: This Was The Woman , George Meredith
  8. 58. Understanding The Mind Of A Young Woman , Fidelis Patronus
  9. 59. Which Has More Patience -- Man Or Woman? , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  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. ' The Dominant Woman ' , Gordon Whittaker
  15. 65. An Intoxicating Woman , Uriah Hamilton
  16. 66. The Triumph Of Woman , Robert Southey
  17. 67. The Cunning Woman , William Schwenck Gilbert
  18. 68. I Envy The Woman Whose Lips , Faith Elizabeth Brigham
  19. 69. The Celebrated Woman - An Epistle By A M.. , Friedrich Schiller
  20. 70. Lollipop Woman , Scarlett Treat
  21. 71. I Do Not Want To Be Your Weeping Woman , Alison Boordson
  22. 72. Only A Woman , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  23. 73. Proud To Be A Woman , shreya koppaka
  24. 74. ! The Woman At The Crossroad Who Laughed , Michael Shepherd
  25. 75. The Woman At The Gate , Robert William Service
  26. 76. Woman And Pride , yihuai ying
  27. 77. Rune Of The Finland Woman , Marilyn Hacker
  28. 78. Hymn To The Woman , Aldo Kraas
  29. 79. Modern Love Xxii: What May The Woman , George Meredith
  30. 80. There Was An Old Woman , Anonymous English
  31. 81. A Full Figured Woman..... , Jennifer Foreman
  32. 82. The Lonely Woman , Mabel Forrest
  33. 83. Notes For The Legend Of Salad Woman , Michael Ondaatje
  34. 84. The Woman Within............. , Kristin Nicole RothDavis
  35. 85. The Bride Of Frankenstein (Aka Creating .. , Chuck Audette
  36. 86. Man Driver/Woman Driver , Scarlett Treat
  37. 87. (h) 4 (Dedication) She Is A Woman , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  38. 88. Song From The Silent Woman , Benjamin Jonson
  39. 89. A Woman Of Distinction , Charles Chaim Wax
  40. 90. (h) 2 (Dedications) From The Life Of A.. , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  41. 91. A Fuller Figured Woman , David Keig
  42. 92. There Was A Man And A Woman , Stephen Crane
  43. 93. Never Trust A Woman! , Mary Nagy
  44. 94. A Woman At Her Husband's Grave , Joseph Seamon Cotter
  45. 95. When A Woman Changes! , Sylvia Chidi
  46. 96. What Is The Love Of A Woman , Charles M Moore
  47. 97. She Was A Great Woman - Coretta Scott King , Deidre Dixon
  48. 98. ! Woman On The Underground , Michael Shepherd
  49. 99. Inscription Under The Picture Of An Aged.. , James Montgomery
  50. 100. When Lovely Woman Stoops To Folly , Oliver Goldsmith
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