'Cafe Blues / space cowboy poem' by Damon Blackery is Poem of the Week

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Cafe Blues / space cowboy poem by Damon Blackery is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week.  Congratulations to Damon who, aside from his poetry, is a man of few and considered words: "My art is about my feeling.  If you like it then thanks, If you don't that's fine too. Have a good day." He did divulge to Write Out Loud that his favourite poets are Virginia Woolf and Edgar Allan Poe and.he has been writing poetry since the age of 15 at the suggestion of a teacher who recognised the poetry of the song lyrics he was coming up with. He isn't a poetry performer and doesn't go to open mic events, but he does have an interesting selection of other poems published right here on Write Out Loud.  



by Damon Blackery

Somewhere in this I lost a piece of me
It's uncanny how I love you
We've been eating blood-soaked candy
Walking in the rain talking about her coffee obsession
When I realized the consequences of my actions

I shouldn't imagine you being there when you're not
The comfort of being content is a midlife crisis
I wish I had one more night with you
Playing in the rain watching our fears drift away

I miss when we were happy in each other's arms
We were naked in our bed dreaming of brighter things
We were suffocating on our own kisses
I'm just a boy with cafe blues now two tables over writing poems about you


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Frances Macaulay Forde

Sat 7th Jul 2018 07:51

Congratulations on getting POTW, Damon. I'm sure this is a song by now... such a clever last line.

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Sun 1st Jul 2018 14:32

The theme of many songs of regret and loss through mistakes, still entwined in the skeins of memory and pining. All with a background which swirls with imagery. Stand out stuff Damon. Congratulation on getting the top spot.


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Damon Blackery

Sun 1st Jul 2018 05:10

Thank you all so much.


Sat 30th Jun 2018 21:56

Congratulations Damon, well deserved. Great poem, love it. I can smell the coffee,the rain and the loneliness.

All the best des

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Julian (Admin)

Fri 29th Jun 2018 19:21

Wonderful stuff, Damon. Some of those lines could be used to write a damn good song. Should be.

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Hannah Collins

Wed 27th Jun 2018 18:16

Wistful, beautiful.
Well deserved Poem of the Week.


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Martin Elder

Tue 26th Jun 2018 18:35

We were suffocating on our kisses

What a beautiful line.
Many congratulations on POTW
Well done

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Tue 26th Jun 2018 08:24

Well done Damon - your poetry often contains some drop dead gorgeous stand out lines to die for and that's a real talent. Your titles are pretty good too. Keep writing and sharing. All the best, Colin.

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Tue 26th Jun 2018 00:28

Really enjoyed this - esp the final line. Thumbs up!

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Graham McKay-Smith

Mon 25th Jun 2018 19:19

Poignant, that was me 18 months ago

Pat Hughes

Mon 25th Jun 2018 18:44

Congrats,delighted to see you having a well deserved poem of the week.

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Brian Maryon

Mon 25th Jun 2018 17:47

Well done Damo

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keith jeffries

Mon 25th Jun 2018 17:28

Congratulations indeed. Well earned. Keep writing

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