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Cold Latte - A Free Verse Poem

Updated on September 12, 2019
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Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

Background

This poem is a story about a dead woman who returns from her grave as a spirit, to make the man responsible for her death realize his crime by letting him know that she is still around, and will be, until he confesses his guilt.

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The Poem

The cup is cold

As is the wind outside

Large droplets slash the pane

I must get out


Across the table

You sit silently

Gazing at the steam

Hovering over your cup


A casual glance

On the monthly magazine

And a frozen finger

Against the carved handle


I know you from beyond

The dark and the light

The rain and the storm

I’ve known you always


The winds keep whirling

The clouds get dark

I know I must go

Yet can’t seem to stand up


Your hot cappuccino

Mocks my latte

The heat and the despair

Crush my cup


I finally make my move

And borrow some ice

From the smiling waiter

To ruin your life


I remember the pain

Underneath my grave

While you cried those fake

Tears standing above


I must get out

The ice is your friend

Your coffee’s foe, and

The chills down your spine


My work here is done

My foot sets out again

A warm cup in my hand

Into the tranquil rain



© 2012 Rinita Sen

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    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Audrey. I am glad you liked the verse. Have a great day!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      7 years ago from California

      Beautifully crafted and there is a haunting quality to the verse from the beginning--really nicely done!

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thanks a lot. Glad you visited my page.

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      Saira Sheikh 

      7 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      A beautiful poem ! voted up!

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Ryem! Yes this was written to chill.. hehe

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      Ryem 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      I really like how sort of creepy this poem is. This is good writing!

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thanks so much for reading Eddy. Have a blessed day my HP friend.

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      What a brilliant poem and thank you so much for sharing.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thanks again for your precious comment Vinaya. :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Esthetically beautiful!

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thank you prasetio. Glad you liked it. Enjoy your cappuccino. :)

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      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I really enjoy this poem. I can't wait to drink my hot hot cappuccino. Thanks for writing and share with us. Rated up and take care!

      Prasetio

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Hehehe.. thanks Sue. Glad to see you today.

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      Sueswan 

      7 years ago

      "I finally make my move

      And borrow some ice

      From the smiling waiter

      To ruin your life"

      Sweet revenge. :)

      Voted up and away!

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Exactly, Nikki. Thanks a lot for reading.

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Hello Vincent. Being haunted by your past sure must be tormenting. Thank you for reading. Appreciate your comment. Peace to you, too.

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      and a haunting we will go. Revenge is best served cold.

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      Vincent Moore 

      7 years ago

      Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, I'm glad she came back to haunt him. I've been haunted often by my past, thus I scribe. Beautifully done my poetic friend, I love your style, so creative so gifted. Peace and blessings to you, now go back to your slumber in peace.

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Rosemay. I am glad you found the idea interesting. Have a great day!

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      7 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Oh I love this poem and the thought of her haunting him until he confesses. Bravo

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Always. Glad you liked this. Have a great day!

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Frank. I don't know why, but I was sitting in the coffee shop last afternoon sipping my favorite cold choco latte when suddenly it turned stormy outside, and the idea behind this poem came about. Maybe I'm a little inspired by you here LOL.

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Kamalesh. Have a great day!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, I really enjoyed this..Bravo..

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      what a rare little haunting poem.. why did I like it alot? up and awesome S... Frank

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      Kamalesh050 

      7 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      A Beautiful poem my friend. Voted Up.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

    • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

      Rinita Sen 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Forde. Glad you liked it.

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      FordeAhern 

      7 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

      Love it, thank you, voted and interesting

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