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Jack, Johnny, and Me (Repost)

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Jack, Johnny, and Me (Repost)

So sad are days in this bitterness
and bitterest cold outside
Gone are friends and leaves 
and grass.
The walls are mocking me, laughing
I can feel me hating me with a passion
This is one of those dark days
I see them at play
The demons who play hell
Casting doubts and leaving
agony in the wake of sunrise
Until this day and I rest again
We will bear it like shackles
dragging loud chains
I will listen to music that worsens it.
I'll drink to the pain, as Im numbing it
Jack Daniels is no friend of mine
  just a confidant in the worst of times
There is no solace in this bottle
Only places to run and hide.
So today I hid from shadows and the sunshine
not letting one loom behind me
        or the other sting my eyes
Contemplating and making sad compilations
mixing and blurring memories
blend them into one absolute emotion
I'll wallow in this today
Looking at a distorted reflection
  it stares back from a whiskey meniscus
Johhny Cash murmured in the background
 smoke wafts through, plumes like lengthy
ghost fingers
  The sun will set on a day like this
It will creep back beyond the waterline
lighting clouds in surrealistic colors
Closure, comfort, and serenity seep in
This was one of those dark days
I grabbed it by the neck 
and conquered it
Jack, Johnny, and Me...

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  1. Date: 4/19/2009 1:23:00 AM

    i have had those days, my friend, but instead of johnny i had muddy waters. but either one will do. great poem

  1. Date: 4/15/2009 12:27:00 PM

    Awesome poem! Congratulations on your well deserved win in Sami's contest!

  1. Date: 4/15/2009 6:15:00 AM

    Congrats dear Steve on your win in Sami's contest. A poem I can relate to (who can't?) penned so well. Here's to lighter and brighter days for us all. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 11:16:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win, very amazing poem, constance

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 8:46:00 PM

    Congratulation for placing in Sami’s Contest. Steve, this is awesome. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 6:25:00 AM

    Wow. Glad you re-posted this amazing write. We all have our dark days and though we may deal with them differently, the heaviness and pain is so well expressed and deeply felt. Hope this is not your day today. Love, Shar