Coffee or You?

Coffee or You?

A Poem by Kim Jimenez

"You know how I hate this kind of coffee, but I’m drinking it because I miss you."


I'm here again, 

In this old cafe,

Where the seat near the window pane,

Is where we spent time every day.


I ordered the same black coffee,

You used to order back then.

Those times I thought I was happy,

But now I can't even remember when.


So now I take a sip to taste it,

Then burned my tongue.

I should've think before I go for it,

Maybe I won't get stung.


But as I take few more sips,

My tongue adapts to the pain.

As the pain skips,

Relaxation begins to gain.


Well that’s worth the risk,

Even though it hurt me.

I didn’t regret moving in whisk,

For when will I begin to enjoy this coffee?

In this black coffee,

I can taste the strong bitterness.

Bitterness that I never foresee,

That blocks the coffee's goodness.


As I drink more,

The after taste hides some sweetness,

Where the bitterness could be ignore,

And you could taste the coffee's completeness


That sweetness is enough to continue,

And make me ask for more.

But I don’t have a clue,

That it’ll be the reason my heart sore.


I don’t know what’s wrong with me?

I’m starting to think of you.

You know how I hate this kind of coffee,

But I’m drinking it because I miss you.

We move so haste,

That our love was filled with bitterness.

But those memories isn't a waste,

Because I felt the sweetness.


As I continue enjoying this cup,

I saw in my shirt a coffee stain.

I tried hard to clean it up,

But it’s hard to wash it away like pain.


Coffee or you,

Maybe it meant to leave a stain.

To reminisce those days I had with you

Because like this coffee you’re worth the pain.

© 2018 Kim Jimenez

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That ending gives a perfect emotional reaction. Beautiful how you wrote this piece! Thank you for submitting for all about love contest!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kim Jimenez

1 Year Ago

Thank you for appreciating this poem :)
Gosh !!! That was brilliant *-* your words brought tears to my eyes ... I felt your pain between the lines . It's amazing how a simple cup of coffee can reminds you of a lot of painful memories . And it's amazing how you changed this simple habit that we all do into something hard to do !!! Really Great Job =)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kim Jimenez

1 Year Ago

Thank You very much! :)
Was a really good poem, the story was easy to relate to for me. But I love how you represented getting used to pain and almost enjoying it to and extent/getting comfortable with it. Thanks for sharing it, good story.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kim Jimenez

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
I like the message you convey but i would seriously consider revising this; the grammar is very inconsistent... especially with past and present tenses... and lose "thee" at the end... its archaic... unless you want to turn it into all old English it looks like a word sore...

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kim Jimenez

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your review. Will try to edit this poem. Thanks for the insights.

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Added on July 3, 2017
Last Updated on April 5, 2018
Tags: Love, Coffee, Memories, Cafe


Kim Jimenez
Kim Jimenez

Caloocan, NCR, Philippines

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