The Girl at the Café


Oblivious to the world outside,
She sat on a bench next to the café.

The cheapest coffee on the menu, was her ticket,
To sit solemnly for hours, engrossed in a book.

She would often be found with her head dug deep in a book,
Or scribbling random notes in a black diary.

At times she would seem eternally lost,
Staring at the wall or talking to someone, only she could see.

And when you’d look at her bewildered,
She’d shyly say, she was talking to herself.

A sandwich would lay by her table,
But her pen cap, she’d prefer to nibble.

Holding a mug of warm coffee she’d blow some air,
Then watch the mist, form on her glasses.

Doodles she’d draw on tissues sometimes,
And give it to a child she’d see nearby.

With the back of her hand she’d wipe her tears at times,
Hollow dimples embraced her cheeks when she’d smiled.

With longing eyes she’d watch couples hold hand,
Wishing secretly for someone to sit beside her.

Hey, what are you writing ? Someone once asked her,
Her diary read : The girl at the café.

He sat by her side and read her note,
Smiles were exchanged & something magical happened over a coffee.


63 thoughts on “The Girl at the Café

  1. The person with your blogs will eventually fall in love with your writings or may be with you yourself..
    Something that can really change over coffee may never change in lots of conversations..
    It is just to find someone who is so similar.. Who looks alike.. Feels alike and indeed loves alike.. Something that may just prove you twins..

    Perhaps it may never need coffee..
    Your eyes, your smile and your blush may tell more than anything else.. 🙂

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  2. Himali;
    First of all congratulation for creating wonderful blog.
    Congratulation for writing some very interesting posts.
    Thanks a lot for subscription of my blog; I too did the same, not as a return favor but your blog, your writing style,your subject selection is absolutely amazing.
    I wish, by following each other’s blog, more often visit and comment on each other’s post within very short period of time we will become very best blogging friends, what do you think????
    Before visiting your blog I thought that chartered Accountant only plays with figures but you have abolish my this belief, no chartered Accountant not only play with figures but they also play with words, they too know how to express emotions…..
    Wishing you all the best………..
    Eagerly awaiting to welcome on my blog……………….

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    • Thank you soooo very much for your kind and encouraging words and finding tine to write back to me. I really do appreciate 🙂

      I will too visit your blog and hope we can be good friends in blogosphere.

      Lots of good wishes and prayers for u my new found friend !!! 🙂 keep writing buddy


      • Himali;
        First of all thanks a lot for your visit,readin and comment on my many posts.
        I am extremely thankful to you for your this wonderful friendly gesture.
        Yes, you are absolutely right both of us have many common passion and interests so I don’t think there will too much time needed to best blogging buddy, isn;t it????????
        Wishing you all the best…………….

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  3. Hi Himali. I spend hours at a Costa writing my poetry. Many customers must think me strange staring into space thinking a coffee by my side laptop in front of me. Thank you so much for calling by and wanting to follow my poetry adventures. So nice to meet you. Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words.. I’m so glad you could relate to this poem.. It’s a pleasure meeting people with like interests and becoming friends on blogosphere. Wish you all the best for your writings too.. you have a wonderful blog. Do keep in touch 🙂


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