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Breakfast Of Champions

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Breakfast Of Champions


Domestic beer and cheap cigars 
inflame my lyric flare,  
spark my anxious urge
to create something readable,
splurge into visions of sugarplums,
flights of pure fancy, till I have a 
poem distilled in my brain.

The struggle to articulate 
is pure and simple pleasure, 
making mountains out of molehills 
and silk purses from sows' ears,
perched at my computer 
with my dreams and foolish wishes.

So I'll smoke another stogie, 
free a beer from the refrigerator,
write another silly verse to share 
with who knows whom;
I'll keep shunning good nutrition
and be grateful to my muse
'til they lay me cold and lifeless in my tomb!

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 10:55:00 AM
    Enjoy yourself Keith - like your poem. - :) Have a lovely day. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Hi Kieth nice to drop by and read such a good verse, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 3:09:00 PM
    Can't smoke or drink any longer. I had my days though. The urge to communicate is strong. I'm with you on that one. What a wonderful, foolish way to spend a few hours. Loved it. daver

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 1:48:00 PM
    Naturally the imagery is brilliant with the beer and cigars... We can actually see you at work here. As always, some one who enjoys your writting.

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 3:12:00 PM
    keith - i love the title and can picture you, with cigar and a beer, "struggling to articulate." you'll always have a reader in me............ilene

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 11:23:00 AM
    What a special write for inspiration my friend! This poem is full of delight and intrigue, awesome piece here, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 11:40:00 PM
    Free a beer in my name as well as you're up. Great poem. What ever inspires, and for each it is different.