Flashing Bandits

Flashing Bandits

A Poem by Abdul Batin Osman Bey
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Wrote this while I was at the Better Bean Coffee Company, a nice little place in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

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Ice coffee spilling across a restaurant table

Bratty spoiled kid yelling

Annoyed waitress cleaning

While the barrel boys draw attention to themselves

 

Fifteen minutes

Waiting for my Vermont sandwich

Twenty minutes

No sandwich

Hungrily calculating her tip in negatives

 

Soduku sasses my mind

Ice cubes melt

Hitler on TV.

Jesus on a t-shirt

An elderly man looks a kin to Ghandi

 

Its over a man whispers to his woman

Heart broken

Sandwich arrives

Commercial

All is not well

 

Many worlds from one seat

Many universes in a room 

© 2012 Abdul Batin Osman Bey


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Pax
great write in the happenings around you..i hope it didn't much destruct you from your writing.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Abdul Batin Osman Bey

8 Years Ago

no it didn't, sometimes what I see in front of me inspires me to write at that moment. Funny how thi.. read more
Good description of waiting and the happenings surrounding you .

Posted 8 Years Ago


Abdul Batin Osman Bey

8 Years Ago

thank you very much I'm glad I pulled it off.
A wonderful tale of some trapped in a consumerist bubble...scary, generic and true : D Another great slice of reading.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abdul Batin Osman Bey

8 Years Ago

Thank you very much
I love the observation of your surroundings, I am a people watcher, they fascinate me. I love that you wrote a poem about that small moment in time, and the last stanza so perfect.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abdul Batin Osman Bey

8 Years Ago

I'm a people watcher too, I'm fascinated by what people do,how they act, and why they do what they d.. read more

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Added on September 22, 2012
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Tags: Ice, Coffee, Bratty, kid, cleaning, Vermont, Sandwich, Soduku, Sasses, Hitler, Jesus, TV, Ghandi, Commercial, Worlds

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Abdul Batin Osman Bey
Abdul Batin Osman Bey

Cambridge, MA



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