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I hate the taste of alcohol
a squalid little drink
that twists the thoughts inside of you
and changes what you think

It takes away whats good in life
destroy's the growth of love
replacing it with bitterness 
it covers love in mud

its bitter innuendoes
it's thoughts provoking fears
With anger in the fights you share
your violence and your rage

the wholes within your budget
build room for lovers graves  
the cost of loving beer my friend
is suttle deep and strong

attacking home and family
to me my friend thats wrong
You blame your wife, your husband
your son, the friends you share

destroying life around you
with each and every year
yet still you keep on drinking
your liquid cruelty clear

Copyright © Bernard Barclay

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  1. Date: 10/21/2010 7:43:00 AM
    bernard, hello & Congratulations! On your awesome & well done poem being featured this week: ) have a nice one,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 2:11:00 PM
    Congrats on being featured. Your poem is fantastic and it is clear you believe in what you are writing. :)

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 9:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Bernard. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 6:17:00 PM
    ...I can feel the angry in your words. A+

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 5:40:00 PM
    Congratulations Bernard, on your worthy presentations being featured this week. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/25/2010 10:45:00 AM
    What a wonderful way to spend this snowy day reading poetry. I am so happy that yours was amongst the ones I am reading today. Thank you for sharing your poetry today Bernard. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/24/2010 8:29:00 PM
    TRUE STORY . That is the power of alcohol. I do well with out drinking .So I really do not hang out with many beer drinkers...loved this poem...