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For The Bartender Only

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Eloise
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0 posted 11-28-1999 12:03 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Eloise

His eyes tell the story of where he has been.
To Joe's Friendly Tavern he went back again.
To the bartender he moans, and tells all of his woes.
About the heartaches that follow wherever he goes.

He speaks of sad memories from his youth.
And the day he found out the awful truth.
About how he came into this lonely world.
And it sent his life spinning around in a whirl.

The lies and deception he felt as a child,
Turned him to drinking and made him run wild.
He talked of the jobs that he could not hold.
And the homeless times he spent in the cold.

He went on for awhile and got it off his chest.
Then back to his own world, he fell silent at rest.
With drink in hand, he seemed deep in thought.
Grateful for the peace his venting brought.

As the bartender sets up for the next troubled soul.
Again he will listen and try to console.
They come from all walks of life, and their hearts they expose.
Because the bartender won't tell what the bartender knows.
© Copyright 1999 Eloise - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-28-1999 12:22 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This reminds me of that tv show 'Cheers'! Very nice poem! Describes many people, I'm sure!

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2 posted 11-28-1999 09:42 AM       View Profile for cates   Email cates   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cates

Describes many people yes, I think I know that bar. LOL
RainbowGirl
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3 posted 11-28-1999 12:27 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Superb Eloise..

HUGS

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4 posted 11-28-1999 03:36 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Bartenders and priests.your words are safe with them.
Eloise
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5 posted 11-28-1999 07:35 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Thanks Denise and Rainbow Girl.
I think I know that bar too Cates!
Ohme
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6 posted 11-28-1999 07:58 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

And at times we all need someone to talk to. If for no other reason than to find out what we think about what we are saying.
Nicely done

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Lorene

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow just a mystery.
And if today is good to me,
it will beat the heck out of day before yesterday!

Pepper
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7 posted 11-28-1999 09:40 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Great piece very well written....enjoyed this much Eloise.....

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

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