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Whiskey Wishes

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Whiskey Wishes

from this barstool i have sat waitting for some moment 
of insiperation to come to me 
But the only thing that that comes to me is
a bartender with another drink.

And in empty reflection lost in a jukebox's song
played by a lonley heart shooting pool.
I cant recall where the spark went.
maybe it fell to floor like the ash from a cigarette.

the page waits at home like a wife waitting in worry as her husban is off doing God knows  
what  so worried only wishing he'd return.
And when he does the fear fades and the anger kicks in.

The bottle doesnt hold a key but it does know me well.
I kiss it's fiery lips and cant resist it's charm.
so I sit with it passing hours in a dance that will end in
nothing but another wasted night  and a bitter morning taken
out apon my  mind.

In a swirl of hungover thoughts id leave half written pages.
To soon find themselves collecting with my ever growing arsenal  of 
drunken rants.
All ending bitter and cold.

But when the whiskey hits I'll make such great plans 
that will never be.   
I'll write that epic that will keep in the minds 
other writers.
And in the warm arms of women who wanna love a 
trainwreck just to say they've known what it's like.

Whiskey wishes are like sparks from a much larger fire.
the sparks fly off into the midnight sky.
only to fade befor are very eye.

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  1. Date: 12/12/2009 10:41:00 AM
    Greetings & Salutations Dr. Gonzo: Great poem!!! It reminds me of Dylan (Thomas, not Bob). May your day be bright. Yours truly: Sheol

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 10:20:00 AM
    Thank you Dr for sharing your amazing poetry with us all today. I enjoyed the read. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/2/2009 5:48:00 PM
    slurring the word, enjoyed

  1. Date: 12/2/2009 2:55:00 PM
    A sad statement on the life many unhappy men lead, "Dr. Gonzo." It would make a good instructional read at an AA meeting; I really think people would benefit from knowing how their behavior affects others. Well stated! Love, Carolyn