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To The Bottle

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“Ho! Ho! Ho!

To the bottle I go

To heal my heart

and drown my woe.

Rain may fall,

and wind may blow

And many miles be still to go

But under a tall tree will I lie

And let the clouds go sailing by”

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~ J.R.R.Tolkien

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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exploring

uncharted territory

going in circles

here, there and everywhere

lost

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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brilliant sunset hues

painters dream

inspiring many

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Poem:

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tropical squalls temporarily cool
mugginess is not far behind
the old drunk mounts his bar stool
it’s one too many until he’s blind

the keep sets his watch by this routine
conversations mumbled in grunts
who likes which color of the jelly bean
we’re not as bad as those mendicants

coughing up bits of liver
bulbous nose and jaundiced eyes
no air conditioning yet he sits and shivers
it will be a short time until he dies

wallowing morosely in their own phlegm
alcoholics isolate, want to be alone
push away anyone who loves them
abuses that Nature does not condone

normal people do not drink poison
the alcoholic’s will power can not stop it
it is most often inherited, this malediction
to this disease the suffering will not admit

the brain is truly on backwards
the on/off  switch is broken
oblivious to what really matters
the lost soul his feelings unspoken

there are some who do recover
those who put faith in a Higher Power
they must be willing to accept and discover
habits to include a new happy hour

fighting a disease that has a social stigma
anonymity becomes their refuge
shared experiences resolve the enigma
tears of joy create a brand new deluge

the real secret is helping others
shedding the selfish self-centered ego
a happy new family of sisters and brothers
a ‘one day at a time’ positive credo

age, race, religion cannot dim their mutuality
send a friend, send an enemy, all are welcomed
Anonymous has a telephone number in every city
with a common cause they are all connected

most learn to love it, some do not
there is never any harm in trying
a new way of living must be sought
to those who love you, it will be gratifying

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ME and the Boss

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Get Drunk

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“One should always be drunk.

That’s all that matters…

But with what?

With wine, with poetry,

or with virtue,

as you chose.

But get drunk.”

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~ Charles Baudelaire

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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hesitate

pregnant pause

take your time

maybe yes, maybe no

procrastination

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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admitted the crime

ought to be a civil law

just laughed at the judge

 

people take themselves serious

can’t put a price on feelings

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Poem:

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the opposite of bad is good
the place where most heroes stood

a life lived with conscientious integrity
never a question about the morality
a head held high with dignity

a smile, a kind word, always exuding goodness
every decision and action guided by virtuousness
promises made, promises kept, trustworthiness
to a Higher Power given his righteousness

every days effort completed with propriety
simple, sincere and transparent honesty
every soul treated with decency

accolades and cudos won with merit
traits that all of our sons should inherit

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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