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The Poets' Wine

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The Poets' Wine

I open the bottle and sit here alone just trying to find words that rhyme. But the words seem to pass, so I pick up my glass and drink of the poets' wine. All my tomorrows and yesterdays blend as, today, I try to define. I see troubles and woes in yes's and no's when I drink of the poets' wine. Thens and theres, with whens and wheres are here in the fruit of the vine. And, often, it seems, I find a new dream when drinking the poets' wine. Sometimes things in the poets' wine bring feelings of pain and feelings divine. So, I sit here all night trying to write about what's in the poets' wine. A teardrop or two, with memories of you, insure that later I'll find a tear-stained page from some other age which was lost in the poets' wine. Yet, there's no destiny in the thoughts I set free with words I sometimes find. So, when it's all through, there's just me and you in the last of the poets' wine.

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  1. Date: 10/31/2013 11:41:00 PM
    It seems that the poets wine has made you a beautiful poet, my friend. By the way feel free to criticize my stuff to your hearts content. I don't mind...peter

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/1/2013 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Peter, I appreciate the free hand of judgment extended. You'll really have to butcher something up for me to tread on such a hallowed path to greatness...Just know I will be looking.... but not very hard..... respectfully.... Jake
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 11:47:00 PM
    Wow Jake, this is fantastic. Thanks for pointing it out to me. I'm not a skilled writer, I just write from the heart as it is such a release for me. I'd love to get better so please feel free to critique my postings. Take care

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/1/2013 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sarai, You have the right attitude for writing. If anyone can't stand criticism they shouldn't write and should take the comments as advice from those who seed to seek to help then improve their craft.... Thanks for the kind words and feel free to correct me in my blunders.... Love ya dearly.... Jake
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Yes, we poets will find inspiration from almost anything, yet when it comes down to it, we end up writing about love anyway. I believe that I have read this great poem before. But, it is one that is worth reading more than once! I love this poem! The flow of the words is just wonderful! Superb piece of poetry!

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 3:18:00 PM
    I love this... I have a fascination for the evolution of wine stemming from Jesus through the ages... I don't know if you have read my poem Zin... this lively poem of yours gave me such a tingle... kinda like wine :)

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 6:26:00 AM
    So true and as easily followed with [whine as wine ;)] I am watching The Tales of Ulysses today and they have the storyteller Homer playing the fool..not kind aye? Light & Love

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 7/5/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Debbie, This is one that I've always taken great pride in..... Love ya dearly....Jake
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 8:17:00 PM
    Thought I'd sip a bit of the vintage Jake. Don't remember reading this one and has a lovely bouquet. Soup mail coming your way.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 5:22:00 PM
    John,, Congratulation, with your featured poem of the week, have yourself a great day inspired by "YOU!" wishing you the best holidays 2 come ;-) always ~PD

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 1:01:00 PM
    The poet's wine is love, or loss thereof. Enjoyed. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 2:16:00 PM
    I saw this on the featured poems page. I really love this one and will be keeping my eye on your poetry!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 12/10/2012 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks heather. Just from what I've seen you are now on my fav list... Jake
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 2:03:00 PM
    Wow this poem was absolutely amazing! I could feel the flow and sing the beat in my head! Astounding write John! A very warm welcome! Your friend, Jordan

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 1:59:00 PM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this afternoon John. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/3/2012 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol, I intend to be active on this site. Any comments will be appreciated.... Jake