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Coffee Cup Eulogy

My coffee cup has passed.
I am Mark from Lowell.
I loved my coffee cup
Made of high quality
Ceramic, it was tough.
It flew many a times,
Never shed was a shard.
Large enough for an iced,
Small so to be handled,
Perfect for microwave.
To an end all things come
As well my coffee cup.
Smashed on asphalt tile floor,
It helped move me a lot,
Gave me thoughts, things to do.
Never bored, never blue
I certainly miss you.
A gift from me to me
At a cost but oh gee
It was perfect you see.
I miss you forever,
You're in pieces like me.

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Free verse
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Comments

with a few tweaks, this poem works very well read from the bottom up. That is hard to do! I think many of us have a special cup and have experienced its destruction.

The poem reminds me of Neruda in his book "Odes to Common Things" ...odes to a pair of socks, a spoon, a pair of scissors and twenty others. It is a vehicle to explore universal truths, as does your poem suggest.

Eumolpus
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
ee cummings

I agree with Eumolpus...this indeed works better after reading bottoms up..
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raj (sublime_ocean)

So it's a 'bottoms up' poem lol
Thanks,

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And that's how I see it,
Mark

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Hope the coffee won't spill with bottoms up...lol..
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raj (sublime_ocean)

Ya know, there is a proper way to write a Eulogy? So I just did it that way. What else to do?
Just sayin...

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And that's how I see it,
Mark

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very insightful writing you got here from the heart,
nicely written you have in its reading proof...

Mario Vitale

Thanks Mario ...

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And that's how I see it,
Mark

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