Thursday, 26 August 2010

Coffee interlude

The Coffee Bean

I ponder the force of the coffee bean
Grown somewhere tropical, steamy and hot
Do they know the impact they have on us?
Caffeine-addicts too busy or just rushed
Needing a kick - a hit to start the day?

Drawn by the aromatic smell, they burn
These brown jewels that built empires of yore
Pungent, roasted and reeking of tar.
Beans that feed nations dependent them
Raise my blood pressure and give me the burps
These little brown beans, not so little, no more.

[written by Old Kitty!!!]

Charlie says: They also gives you laser eyes!

I apologise for ambushing you all with a poem! Sorry! :-)

Thank you so much for all your theories about the sunflower in the hanging basket! I must really have some acrobatic birds here! LOL!

Have a thoughtful Thursday everyone!


Jacqueline said...

Never read a coffee poem before, how fun!...Love Charlie's lasers, they are powerful=we think he's telling you he needs treats :)...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

m.q said...

what a nice poem... :)

Brigid said...

Lovely poem, I am off to have some
'brown jewels' now, hopefully I dont get Charlie's laser eyes.
Happy Thursday!

Eliza said...

Good poem, I cant write them at all :-) Love Charlie s lazier eyes.

Kea said...

I do like your coffee bean poem! Buying "fair trade" is the big thing these days, since so many coffee growers barely eke out a living otherwise, I think. Alas, I can no longer drink a regular cup of coffee. :-(

Big smooches and kitty kisses to sweet Charlie!

Anonymous said...

NO, don't apologize for your poems, they're awesome! :) Haha I'm drinking my morning coffee at the moment whoaaa. And Charlie's laser eyes are awesome. By the way - I've got a dog (named Fairytale, which, believe me, sounds million times better in my language), and she just LOVES coffee. Seriously.

Boonie S said...

A poem too of magnitudinous proportions
But poor Charlie’s eyes are subject to flash distortions….

All the best, Boonie

Simon Kewin said...

Heh, most amusing.

Words A Day said...

Not an ambush, a treat! Its true, the impact those little brown jewels have on zillions, not so little is right!

India Drummond said...

I love it! I also love Charlie's comment. He's such a card. :)

India Drummond

Al said...

No apology needed.
I, like the others, enjoyed it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So glad I've avoided the addiction!

Marg said...

That is a wonderful poem Jenn. I don't drink coffee and I even enjoyed it. Well written.
Charlie your eyes are looking very much like lazers.
Hope you both have a wonderful day.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Is it the poem or the coffee that makes Charlie's eyes light up? I think some of my friends think I'm odd because I hate coffee!

Theresa Milstein said...

I loooove coffee, and think it should have more poems devoted to its caffeinated deliciousness. I'm having a morning cup right now.

More poems please!

Talli Roland said...

Love the poem, Old Kitty. Oh the wonderful wonderful coffee bean. I love it so! What on earth would I do without it? :)

Happy Thursday!

PS - Thanks for your b-day song to Mr Talli!

Rene said...

We love coffee too!

Creepy Query Girl said...

I wasn't a hard core coffee drinker until i had kids. Now it's two cups a day (more during working months) Great poem!

Four Dinners said...

Charlie is nearly as handsomes as I is...nearly

I likes poems and I likes this a lotimuss.

Maximus Spittimus x

Ginger Jasper said...

I love the poem.. Love the lasers too.. Hugs GJ xx

Hart Johnson said...

What a nice ode to our dependance on caffeine! I liked it! And yes, Charlie looks pretty other-worldly!

Brian said...

Hey, my Dad loves coffee...lots of coffee...really, lots of coffee and he loved the poem. OK Charlie...lasers armed and ready!

Ellie said...

Great poem! I love the smell of coffee, but unfortunately I have to drink decaf because of migraines. I now inhale the aroma from the LSO' cup.

notesfromnadir said...

You're pretty enthusiastic about coffee! Charlie seems to be looking bright & alert--did he sneak a few sips?

Anonymous said...

Great coffee poem - may borrow it for our friend coffee addicts!