“Contemplating Love At A Local Tavern”

The bartender was receptive as usual.

He really didn't have a choice,
being trapped behind the bar
for eight hours a night.

I told the bartender,
I wasn't here for conquests,
but for Mrs. Right.
Champagne, roses and violins
were more my style.

As I took another mouthful
cold Budweiser,
I realized some shining
of my armor was needed.

Performing gallant acts
of chivalry was necessary.
The problem was finding the princess
who would appreciate
the gestures of a gentleman.

Slaying her fears of the male dragon,
hidden in his lair of ignorance
was going to be a difficult task.

Gallantry is valid into days love arena.

You have to be cautious
of the fair maiden's emotions.
We have to unlock freedom
when it's hidden in some,
dark castle dungeon, chained by its glimmer
of golden promises.

The price of a broken heart
is paid for dearly by all of us,
who are searching for a romantic rendezvous.

The bartender said "I'm supposed to give
you advice, not the other way around."

That's when I got up, and walked out
of the smoke filled bar,
in to the crisp night air.


Timothy Michael DiVito c2003
“Searching in all the wrong places”

Published by poetryofemotions5778

I have been writing poetry for 44 years. I began writing poetry when I was 15 years old and to this date I have written over 16,000 poems. I have had poems published in The San Fernando Journal, The Rag Mag, WYRD, The Cultural Reverence(e-magazine) and in Kiiroo(e-magazine), Mobius and the World Peace Anthology. I have over 1000 poems published in all. I also have a poetry page on Wix.com entitled anemotionaljourney.com. I also have written a Science Fiction/Fantasy novel entitled "The Blue Sphere" and I am currently working on two other books at the present time. One is entitled "The Angel and the Witches and the other is "Once Upon A Halloween"

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