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Hell's Alcohol

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Hell's Alcohol

Paths of reckless anger now overgrown
Hide among traces of places I've known

In dark awaiting...dreams of my enemy
Reveal only turns out he is me

I'm looking across the expanse to insanity
Loathing all thoughts once wasted in vanity

And bitterness opens wounds only dried
As my outward life is reflected inside

Becoming a person of hate in my eyes
Wishing I wasn't and drowning in lies

I can't understand my own discontent
Unyielding darkness is where I ferment

And drink of the anger that is...hell's alcohol

*For David's Con/Vow contest

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  1. Date: 3/20/2013 4:58:00 PM
    very nice write ...

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Caleb, congratulations with your awesome win..xox~PD

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Caleb!This is a challenging contest and you have done it in Rhyme!!Excellent work by you.

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 3:19:00 AM
    Caleb what an awesome write!! Well done. Wonderful flow and rhyme to boot...and con/vow!!! Big congratulations on your win!! Big huggsss deb

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 3:05:00 PM
    CAleb, I think your entry was one that I could easily understand and I loved how you took an extra step and make it rhyme. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 11:23:00 AM
    We all have our own demons, so glad to see a face and not a mask..that's progress ;) Congrad's on your winning write.Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Caleb Congratulations on your placement in my contest, you chose a really unusual theme which I enjoyed immensely, well done...David

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 5:51:00 PM
    What a powerful message. I think many can relate. Our darker side can get in the way of our true self. I love how you used ferment metaphorically in the poem. Really added to my liking. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 3:02:00 PM
    Wow! I'm adding this one to my favourites. I can't believe you wrote something that rhymes perfectly, flows nicely, has a ton of depth, AND alternates between consonants and vowels! Holy talented!

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 10:27:00 AM
    amazing entry Caleb, and a wonderfully penned poem..

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 5:14:00 AM
    This is another fantastic write I've enjoyed reading from you this evening my dear friend, Caleb! An excellent entry for the contest. A winner for me. Good luck and best wishes. Thank you again for sharing! Have a wonderful day! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 8:42:00 PM
    Havent been on here a while but Great job as always and Good luck!Of course im rooting for you to win.

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:51:00 PM
    No mistakes in the con-vow sequence. Although this contest seems easy...IT'S NOT! You did a great job, Caleb! Best of luck in the contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:19:00 PM
    wow, CAleb, it is so cool to see you trying these contest themes. I went carefully through your poem and could see no area where you messed up on alternating your vowels and consonants. WELL DONE, my friend. Isn't it funny how this contest is making us produce some really serious poems? I don't like how limiting it is. For example, in one place of mine I wanted to say he "relished" peace but I had to use that dang word "enjoy" again. Glad to see this one tonight!

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Hello Caleb, making my way here tonight... a tough thought and emotion to share and absorb... sometimes I hate who i have become ,,, don't know about hell's alcohol... you can always share your sanity with me... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Thanks for reading my writes, I have enjoyed yours this evening. Light & love