Coffee Praise

Coffee Praise
Coffee Praise…not morning wish but need

The steam rose, like jet propulsion,
and that high-pitched squeal announced,
the coffee waiting with patient resolve,
that mug yearning, my morning dream of,
pure comfort.

The first sip a panacea,
not just wish or whim but need,
for that stimulant kick,
my drowsy slumbered half-brain tick,
to step into the day.

The warmth enveloped my being,
felt every inch going down,
and my stomach with praise sighed,
easing my empty deep frown,
and so life from the depths emerged, sound.

Light began to enter,
my kitchen found through opening eyes,
and leaning on a cupboard, weak,
I began to feel, imbibe,
the morning.

Before the day, I begin to pray,
for all that dreams have held,
and now on feet, my brain I meet,
thank God for coffee,
my waking deliverance, compelled.

Tony DeLorger
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

7 thoughts on “Coffee Praise

  • August 13, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    It’s amazing how just the aroma captures the senses into a morning spell. I’m grateful for my morning cup of joe too! 🙂 A resonating tribute. Cheers!


  • August 13, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Yes, we all agree, what would life be like without our coffee? Take care.:)

  • August 14, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Oh that blessed first cup of morning coffee is define and truly does help one to meet the brain. Many people can relate to this delightful poem, Tony.

  • January 31, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Any literary work that praises coffee is definitely something I can get behind – nice piece

  • January 31, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Thanks Ralph. glad you enjoyed. By the way, you’re doing a great job with updating. Site looks brilliant. Cheers!


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