Sunday, March 26, 2023

on this day

fairy tales have sad endings too.

photo by Nikita Tikhomirov at Unsplash

on this day

on this day
we would be drinking
of course
her cocktails
my cheap beer
maybe even pub crawl
throw some darts
bath in bright sexy neon
sing the birthday song again
and later
grab a burger
at MacDonald's
light our cigarettes
blowing smoke rings
into the frosty night
then to a 7-11
for more beer
my hands on her
slim waist
whispering into her ears
and she would giggle
her girlish giggle
the street lights
shine a little brighter
and we would wish
the night would not end.

but city tales
have a way
of turning nasty
and so
her birthdays ended
too soon.

undated probably early 2000's
revised 06/07/2021

Rosemary at Poets & Storytellers United would like us to write about "darkness and light". Perhaps this piece can qualify?


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2021

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Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sweet and sad! I very much relate.

26 March, 2023 14:33  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Rosemary! 😀

26 March, 2023 14:37  
Blogger Helen said...

I experienced chills from line one thru the end. What a beautifully composed happy/sad poem.

27 March, 2023 00:07  
Anonymous Rajani said...

And the memories of such nights, such birthdays stay on...

27 March, 2023 13:09  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you! :)


Thank you!
Yes, they stay on...

27 March, 2023 14:18  
Blogger jossina said...

Yeah after darkness comes light wishing more happy birthdays. Nice one

28 March, 2023 12:12  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Jossina! :)

29 March, 2023 00:19  
Blogger said...

Sad and sweet. Beautifully written.

03 April, 2023 03:29  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Sara! :)

03 April, 2023 22:52  
Blogger Rommy said...

You set it up beautifully, all the joys of a live well lived together. I knew there would be a crash at the end, but the beginning was no less beautiful even knowing that.

07 April, 2023 03:02  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Rommy!

I couldn't have said it better, "a crash at the end". :)

07 April, 2023 20:43  

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