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Long Route

I might again take a long route tonight!

Yes, yes I’ve some chores to do, few words

to keep but no harm if I just walk around.

 

With lovers abound I feel some kisses are

rightfully mine. Let me gulp down a barrel

of good old whiskey of Papa’s broken-brewery,

I too deserve some cheers to be alive.

 

Miracles happen post midnight after tik-toks

of the vodka shots when a toothless tramp

appears to be a heavenly vision of Michelangelo’s

chiseled David erected way tall. 

 

Really no hurry if I match few steps with my

homeless prince to flip a coin in famed Trevi

fountain in site ,once again  to check on our

fates as we both have no one to keep us

warm tonight!

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19 thoughts

  1. Great poem about the long route home, Tanya. 😄

    Sort of like a micro mini version of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

    I had never read Joyce’s Ulysses but my dad had.

    And when we took a walk around downtown Dublin many years ago, he realized the pubs we passed by were the names of places Joyce had mentioned in Ulysses.

    And the protagonist’s journey was from pub to pub instead of island to island before he arrived home (in the Homeric version, it was the island of Ithaca and no doubt in Joyce’s, it was some wife waiting by the front door with a rolling pin in her hand). 😂

    • Thanks a lot Count for such amazing comparison!
      I once tried reading Ulysses, but left it mid way felt it was too long! I never really enjoyed long epic poems apart from Milton’s “Paradise Lost”.
      There is something very romantic about old school Irish pubs, although I’m more or less a teetotaler but still I enjoy the ambience and culture of small pubs. Funny roaming pub-pub and having a wife waiting with a rolling pin 🙂

    • Thanks a lot Megha, I truly appreciate your kind words and insight. Although I’m not a great lover of alcohol, there is something romantic about it 🙂

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