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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Yep, we still check in to see what's happening on the writing neighborhood block even after being away for a too long period of time! I'm just seeing this though I've been here every once in a while, to perhaps change a poem from viewed to unviewed as I post on my YouTube channel, but the status still brings me here.
My years of posting on Writer's Cafe shall not be forgotten, nor the friends I've made on this site!
You are to be thanked for remembering us! I've enjoyed your explanations of who we are, why we are here, and even why some have left!
THANK YOU!!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Relic

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks very much, Sheila. I appreciate your comment. :)
Dear Relic!! fantastic write ...gave my goosebumps ... picture could not be better .. me Da told me when I was a teen the we can never really "go back" ... the old hood changes and we change .. but you have captured something we have here at the Cafe' with beauty, reminiscence and community .. i am just coming back myself ... the first "break" i have taken from the Cafe' for over a decade ... you have written a timeless piece says i ... one we can all relate to and cherish ... luv and joy
E.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Relic

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Einstein. It's good to see you back.
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

glad to be back .. thank you .. this is a wonderful poem .. it feels like home ... one we can always.. read more
dear Relic… this brought tears as I look back… with growing pains… I love the tree-lined block “Metaphor”. Reminds me of where I grew up in Maryland, USA tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Relic

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your wonderful comment, Pat. 😀
Such a fun read dear Relic... and, I do so like the image you chose...
I accidentally found this site while I was dealing with Covid in January 2022
I was looking for a site where I could post my poems for the first time and quickly chose this one simply because I liked the name... Silly, I know... but it turned out to be the perfect place for me to be...
But that has always been the way my life has been,
lLsa, Now in Spain

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

If I'm not mistaken, I may have done something similar. Thanks very much for the comment, Lisa. :)
A lovely tribute to the neighborhood with the writers cafe on the block….people come and go, or stay for lengthy times, but are always welcomed back….it is indeed a community, one that is friendly….some are more than others, but mostly kind as well…personally, I’ve learned a lot from some of the great writers in this cafe..and have made some good friends!
Best, B

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

I would agree, B. I've been on other sites but this one seems to be the best. Thanks for the comment.. read more
Betty Hermelee

2 Months Ago

You’re very welcome!
What a gentle, generous tribute to the people who make up this virtual neighborhood, finely delineated through your rich imagery and metaphors.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Richard.
Ive come and gone multiple times. Nice job painting your imagery.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Ranger.
I really enjoy the effortless casualness of your style, very modern, conversational. Really nice.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Thanks so much for the read and comment. I appreciate it. 😊
Yes, they/we still come back. I think I've been a member of every poetry site there is. I've been a member of Writers Cafe at least four times, and left. But here I am - back again. Too old to leave again, I hope to stay until the end, this time. A few old friends are still here, but I see many, many new faces. Always room for more, here at the Cafe!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

Robert, I was just listening to you on your page, you sound great. I've seen many people come and go.. read more
Robert Haigh

2 Months Ago

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my music, and for your kind words!
There’s old friends here
Waiting at their front gates for a natter
Like a 5os suburban street

Posted 2 Months Ago


Relic

2 Months Ago

It's always been that way since I can remember, actually. They didn't have cell phones and life was .. read more

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