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Poetry: Coffeehouse Joe

He was an unpoetical poet,

Wishing on a star that wasn’t there.

People loved him, and he didn’t even know it,

Traveling on a path to God knows where.

Coffeehouse Joe, just an original regular at the place everyone knows.

Sits in his corner doting over his steaming espressos.

Always with a word to say,

Always with a smile to give,

But who really knows Coffeehouse Joe?

Joe’s got a home in the suburbs of town

Lives at home with his baby sister.

Hoping he can forget how much he misses her,

Missing the only one he’s ever truly known.

Coffeehouse Joe, just an original regular at the place everyone knows.

Sits in his corner doting over his steaming espressos.

Always with a word to say,

Always with a smile to give,

But who really knows Coffeehouse Joe?

It was an accident he hates to admit,

And experience he hates to relive.

At 34 he’s been alone for 13 years.

Jenny and Joe were best friends since their freshman year.

Inseparable and accountable through thick and thin.

Tying the knot of love that was already so strong.

Joe was always happy, knew their love was what they said in songs.

Coffeehouse Joe, just an original regular at the place everyone knows.

Sits in his corner doting over his steaming espressos.

Always with a word to say,

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Always with a smile to give,

But who really knows Coffeehouse Joe?

It shouldn’t have happened this way.

He prays that she’d come back every day.

At her age how could cancer strike,

At her age how could God take her life.

Joe knows it was for a reason,

He knows it is one of God’s seasons.

Coffeehouse Joe, just an original regular at the place everyone knows.

Sits in his corner doting over his steaming espressos.

Always with a word to say,

Always with a smile to give,

Only God knows our beloved, Coffeehouse Joe.

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