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    dots Submission Name: The Cliché Cafedots

    Author: Silverdog
    Elite Ratio:    7.21 - 2085/1512/140
    Words: 395
    Class/Type: Poetry/Comedy
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       Every town has one,--everyone's been there--

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    dotsThe Cliché Cafedots

    The Cliché Cafe

    Sleeping dogs lie outside the doors
    of a place you may find one day ,
    just 'round the corner, –past the road not taken
    It's called the Cliché Cafe.

    A haven for the lost and the lonely,
    drinking coffee with mom's apple pie,
    killing two birds with one stone–
    chatting and watching the world go by;
    and sometimes the pot calls the kettle black
    and the chips, well they fall where they may.
    There's a fly on the wall who's seen it all
    down at the Cliché Cafe.

    The locals drop in to chew the fat
    and lift their spirits when the chips are down,
    Their chins are all wagging while breaking bread
    to get the scoop on the talk of the town–
    or who's getting hitched, who's living in sin–
    or a bun in the oven, the devil to pay!
    or maybe just something the cat dragged in–
    down at the Cliché Cafe.

    You can have your cake and eat it too
    As the train of thought rolls by
    Another slice from the cut loaf perhaps?
    or eat your own words, or some humble pie.
    Some are mean as a snake, some meek as a lamb,
    All get a say, turnabout is fair play
    but don't leap from the fat to the frying pan–
    down at the Cliché Cafe.

    There are sweet young things and horny old goats
    beating 'round the bush, barking up the wrong tree.
    They're all dressed up, with no place to go
    from all walks of life, in the land of the free.
    Each has a plateful of Life's just desserts,
    each dog in the manger will have his own day
    as the sparks fly and the cookie crumbles
    down at the Cliché Cafe

    A fine kettle of fish steams on the back burner,
    It's all smoke and mirrors ,the ham and the cheese,–
    the Cheshire cat that ate the canary
    but you can't see the forest for the trees .
    And the one eyed king rules the land of the blind
    It's the end of the road and there's hell to pay
    just 'round the corner, –past the road not taken
    down at the Cliché Cafe.

    © Sally Bland
    Rev 03/2014

    Submitted on 2014-03-16 15:07:19     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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    ||| Comments |||
      I've never thought to blend together so many clichs to create something so newly visual, and strangely Old Country banjo lyrical, if that makes any sort of sense. It's nice to see that your wit and whimsy has gotten sharper in the time away I spent in a poetry-less landscape.

    If I can go off on a tangent, a few months ago I spent $100, 4 hours and a titch worth of hope springs eternal to go visit the Hotel California in Mexico, where the tour guide (with the Swede accent and perfect Spanish) pronounced 30 minutes before disembarking the bus that there's only like a 2% chance that this Hotel California is THE Hotel California that inspired the infamous song. I imagine that sojourn is what a trip to Cliche Cafe would be like in Real Life - worth it.

    It's nice to find home in works like these, Sally.
    | Posted on 2014-05-23 00:00:00 | by blueorchids | [ Reply to This ]
      Honestly, you never cease to amaze me. You just have a way of putting the most most obvious things into lyrical storytelling masterpieces.
    Pure genius and I am horrible for not saying it more often but I kinda feel like a heel always rambling on about how intriguing I find your writes to be. But I have come to realize how precious these moments are.

    A fan, as always Sally

    Thank You for (still;) sharing

    | Posted on 2014-05-13 00:00:00 | by clay | [ Reply to This ]
      Hi Sally! This is so funny and clever! I think you should submit it somewhere. Lighten Up is an online journal of light/humorous verse.

    I loved the fly on the wall line.

    | Posted on 2014-03-20 00:00:00 | by annie0888 | [ Reply to This ]
      I agree with Bruce, this is very clever and very well written. Brilliant, well done.
    | Posted on 2014-03-16 00:00:00 | by Wonderwords | [ Reply to This ]
      Ha ha ha ha ha, so creatively clever and crafty to get all those two cents worth anecdotes all in a row. I love it!

    | Posted on 2014-03-16 00:00:00 | by monad | [ Reply to This ]

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