Writers Cafe - Once in a while, they still come back.

Writers Cafe - Once in a while, they still come back.

A Poem by Relic


Once in a while
as though pulled in by some desire,
or force,
some decide to take a ride back
to Writers Cafe.

It's not always a long visit, yet, 
they still come back.
as though returning to their old home.

"I remember Robbie,
or Marie, or Frieda P," they might say.

They may recall this place in a way one might remember 
flags that lined porches,
or trees on each side of the street where they lived.
But nevertheless, they remember this place.
Their names are still on the mailbox.

For better or worse, this is a community.

Some have moved on, as they should.
And some are still here pruning nouns
or mowing verbs.

Some have even died.

The street may look different.
Trees may be bigger.
And old friends may be gone for good.

But on this block, 
you're never turned away
no matter how long you've been gone 
or how many times you move on.

They'll always be opportunities to write about
the sun, the rain, a train...

Writers Cafe - 
on this block, once in a while, 
they still come back.

© 2021 Relic


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I would like to be associated with the remarks of the aabove speaker. Except I could not put it as well.

Posted 15 Hours Ago


I was away for a while or medical reasons. The day I came back was like being reunited with your best freend

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


 Relic

2 Weeks Ago

I'm glad to see you're okay, Cowboy. Because of you and the confidence you gave me I got better at d.. read more
Relic, your poem speaks a lovely truth. I have wandered back to the neighborhood recently, and it is indeed very much like coming home. Hope you are well.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


 Relic

2 Weeks Ago

I am, and I hope you are to. Thanks very much for your thoughts, Rita.
I am a relative newbie by some of the standards here. Wow, some have been around fifteen years or so. I had hardly got into writing them. This is a second home. Good to pop in with a cuppa every now and then when I have free time in my busy schedule. Lots of great poets here. Thank you Tim. Was good to read all the other comments.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


 Relic

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks for the read, Chris. :)
Hello, Relic! :)
Ive left and come back repeatedly for 15 years. I make new friends and miss old ones every time. I think about writers, even the ones that dont like me, they're my kind of people. Haha


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


 Relic

2 Weeks Ago

ha, thanks for reading Matt.
Ah, I just checked in after a while and this one was the first in my feed 😅
I miss being here, but sadly life has taken over... I do come here quietly to read but have felt out of words lately.
Reading this brought back memories. Good one, Tim.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


 Relic

2 Weeks Ago

I too have been short of words lately. Thank you for the comment, Dr.
' Once in a while - as though pulled in by some desire, - or force, - some decide to take a ride back - to Writers Cafe. - - - It's not always a long visit, yet.. ..'

What a wonderful poem, sincere to the last letter! In spite of the ups and down of trolls and strange goings on, there is a sense of friendship especially at those special moments in the cafe.. Have to say there are folk who have gone, for whatever reason who i really miss. Freida, Ed Hart , Yumna, John l. , Island Hippy, 'j' , Robin.. - and more. Where they are - who knows, but they left a bright memory box of light, great poetry and warmth. Rather as you have.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


 Relic

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks Emma. I believe Ed Hart passed away from Cancer. I do miss him as well as the others you've m.. read more
emmajoy

2 Weeks Ago

Yes, so right about Ed, he was quite a character and a hero in many people's eyes. Have so many me.. read more
I really like this! I think most can relate to it, as I can. I have been in and out of here for years now. When I come back, it feels comfortable and I hope to see people from before and I enjoy seeing new ones. It's like going home and knowing that someone is always there!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


 Relic

3 Weeks Ago

I can understand your feelings, Donna. Thank you for your comment.
Wow, so true. Golden write. We do recall a poet and poetess, but do we recall their poetry? Due to the fact that it is thru ones writing's that they are known, not merely by pen name or profile pictures. We're all just Angel's writing on the wall, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Wonderful poetry. Tyfs

Posted 1 Month Ago


 Relic

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for reading, Cyprian.
Very true.... it's almost like coming back home to where it all started..
I feel like that when i come and visit after taking a break

Posted 3 Months Ago


 Relic

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading, Ardra. :)

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