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Below is the poem entitled Alcoholism which was written by poet Mac McGovern. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Alcoholism, the pariah
feeding on the collapse
of self-control 
befuddling the brain's sensibility;
transforming intelligence
into ridicule.

Copyright © Mac McGovern

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  1. Date: 5/12/2010 7:49:00 PM
    Oh yeah. it's a demon. AA helps. This poem is powerful.

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 6:54:00 PM
    Would that it were this simple ... smile ... Why I have this chemical imbalance is so that eventually I would go looking for a spiritual solution without having to join a religion ... LOL ... The Spirit of the Universe gets us one way or the other ... smile ... great description, Mac and glad you've brought your talents to the Soup. Keep up the wonderful writes !!!

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 2:04:00 AM
    Your poem my friend is semilar to these biblical verses: Proverbs 23:29-35. I love it...NOT the alcohol but the way you compose your poem. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/12/2010 4:20:00 PM
    How true and have seen it in action many times... a wonderful description with excellent words Mac...luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 4:43:00 PM
    Interesting description of the effects of consuming alcoholic beverages to an excess..Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 4:40:00 PM
    Best description of "alcoholism" I've ever come across! Great job, Mac! Peace, Audrey