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Ode to Danny ,you are finally sober as a judge

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Ode to Danny ,you are finally sober as a judge

You lived a hard life with tortured soul
Wanted more struggled to be whole
Addiction became your whole being
Your life has to have a meaning

I watched your tortured soul for years
Carrying bags with drink and beer
Hiding it more from yourself than me
The drunk is what you came to be

But there was much more to the man
Whose name was known to all as Dan 
He had a heart that was bigger than most
Under the tough exterior he'd boast

He lived the life he wanted to live
If you were friend his shirt he'd give
His death to some came as a surprise
For some we watched his years of demise

So now I toast you here today
That is what you'd want I'd say. 

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 7:56:00 AM

    This should be read by all those who think they can handle their "social" drinking...the addiction holds on tighter than they realize. And it applies to other addictions just as well. I reason well why alcohol is served so freely at events such as horse races and gambling arenas -- it slurs ones thoughts and judgment as well as speech. Then picking a winner is truly just a matter of luck.

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 8:34:00 AM

    these are poems that need to be written, and you do it ever so well, awesome!!!!

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 10:36:00 PM

    Hi Jennifer. Enjoyed stopping by this evening. Thank you for sharing, ~Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 12:58:00 PM

    My goodness, that's sad....good poetry though. So much good poetry comes from sadness

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/12/2013 2:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very sad and shocking. Never thought I'd know some that was murdered. He was a gentle soul when sober. The alcohol eventually made him have a lapse in judgement.