Coffee First!

Off we go into town,

Doing what we need to do,

Or not as the case may be,

But it always starts the same.

My wife says I sound like a parrot,

As “Coffee first” I say,

“Coffee first”.

Into the café we go,

I order the coffee

Mines and americano,

Without milk!

Hers is a cappuccino

With chocolate on the top.

We sit there drinking,

Chatting and laughing,

Watching the world go by.

Watching people

Is so entertaining.

My coffee is finished

So I am ready to face the world,

As the caffeine does its work.

She is still drinking hers,

So I employ another saying,

Hoping to hurry her up.

I say “Come on dear,

Places to go,

People to see.”

She replies,

“Don’t call me Dear!”


  • Michael Edwards

    Filter coffee or French Press - the only way to get a full rounded cup of coffee. Great scribe and I'm with you G - a coffee and watching the world go by but not Costas, Cafe Nero or Starbucks. Their coffee is all forced through a machine and loses out on the subtleties of the flavour. Also their charges are so high and service levels are nil. We have a Hotel where you can sit in comfort and someone comes over to serve you at half the price - Sorry - I could go on and on about coffee.

    • Goldfinch60

      I agree with you, our favourite place is a garden centre where the coffee is good and people watching can be so entertaining and inspirational.

    • FredPeyer

      Hey G.. coffee is the elixir of life. Nuff said!

      • Goldfinch60

        As you say Fred, Nuff said!

      • Renzi

        Love itt! This actually sounds like me and my other half ..only with roles reversed, him on the cappuccino ( and he's the woman in the relationship haha) great write!

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Renzi. We enjoy our coffee when we go out.

        • onepauly

          do you need milk with that.
          oh, I'm afraid all we have is tea.

          • Goldfinch60

            "Don't' call me Dear!" Thanks Paul

            • onepauly

              tea! ha! ha! ha!

            • BRIANSODES

              THANKS ANDY ~ Coffee and the morning go together ~ you can't have one without the other ! I like ground coffee and I get a lot given me (generally unwanted presents) so i always perk my own at home. I like it with cream & Amaretto or Baileys ! We have A Proper Coffee Shop in town ~ where you choose your Ground Coffee and they perk it for you can have a liqueur with it for an extra POUND ~ HEAVEN. Thanks for sharing ~ you are in my Prayers ~ BRIAN

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Brian. My favourite is Columbian Coffee which the garden centre cafe we go to uses.

              • orchidee

                A fine write G/F. In my case - sherry first?! Then me poems take on a tone of their own - "And now shumthing poetic for todaysh, on the themes of sherries and porykish pies"! My acting get worse. heehee.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Before long we will be inundated with "COOOEEEES".

                  • orchidee

                    Oohh I forgot a bit about Cooee's. heehee!

                  • burning-embers

                    Goldfinch60 this sort of work i love. Pure poetry and honesty of the simple day to day norm. I was there in my local coffee shop with you, seeing what i see. But it has to be worded and presented just right. You nailed it sir!

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you b-e, so kind.

                    • Christina S

                      I love this poem..So honest. What would life be like without coffee? Great write, GF!

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Indeed what would life be without coffee.

                      • Diamond

                        Nice coffee write Gold.

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