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- Alcoholic - The lion roars

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- Alcoholic - The lion roars



                                          He has no
                                          longer his own will
                                          Caught in the lion's caves
                                          dark gray clouds closes sunlight
                                          He wants but can not
                                          nothing to lose,
                                                                 is he a loser?
                                          Thoughts about life
                                                                  worthless
                                          The past, no roses without thorns
                                          A zero
                                          Tomorrow will come
                                          He sits on a bench in the park
                                                                       cold and dirty
                                           a half-full bottle of spirits
                                           This is his life
                                           a day without sunshine
                                           He hears the lions roaring
                                                         trying to block out the sound






19.05.2013
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  1. Date: 1/27/2014 7:49:00 PM
    Hi Anne-Lise, One wonders what has brought this man to this situation. Once again this is a most interesting write you have come up with. This is a sad write but told in a gentle way, not in a harsh way. The imagery is concise and I like the way that you don't condemn your character, You just set the scene and the rest is up to the reader. I feel the tears for this man and I still wonder what could have brought him to this situation. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 1/28/2014 2:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, always nice with a comment from you Mike. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 11:23:00 PM
    nice one anne not good as mine though... jst kiddin wish i could write as well as you.... ~V~

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/26/2013 3:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Vinayak, thank you for nice visit, always pleasant with feed-back on what I post. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 4:42:00 AM
    GOOD WORK ANNE.........

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 8/24/2013 4:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Yadhu. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:10:00 AM
    reminds me of my dad. made me stop and think. really nice write anne.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 6/29/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Damien. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Excellent read Anne, I have had my share od alcoholic problems in the past, so I can fully relate to this, thanks for sharing...Peter

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 6/20/2013 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Peter. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Anne Lise, the spectacular imagery and metaphor in this evokes the many emotions felt when I see some of these poor souls living on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada. It puts in perspective how we are kind of helpless to change someone who has chosen these circumstances and lost control of their personal freedom. The sound of the lion roaring is so powerful.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 6/15/2013 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Karen. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Very well put together with lots of feeling.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 6/14/2013 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Andrea. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 8:25:00 AM
    One of your very best... Love the feel you presented with it.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 6/3/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Carol. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 1:15:00 AM
    This is a very good poem. Beautifully understated and spot on. I have had major problems with alcohol for many years and have been sober for 4 months now. XX

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 6/1/2013 1:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Continue to be sober ..... congratulations on the first 4 months ! - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Paul. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:20:00 PM
    Love the way you wrote this Anne, ;}

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 6/1/2013 1:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Debbie. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:37:00 AM
    Anne, You are so talented, I just have my one poem, I feel everyting, inspired thank you Anne. Tamara

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/30/2013 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Tamara. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 10:19:00 AM
    Nice one Anne. Insightful!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/28/2013 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Karl. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 7:43:00 PM
    Hi Anne, i guessing he does not want to hear the truth... I'm not sure... this kind of sounds like my brother who's trying to recover from alcohol... this is an awesome one ... thanks for the invite, sorry I'd seen it a little to late. Sometimes my comments pile up. Glad I decided to scroll down all my in coming comments... please do not think I ignored your invitation. Usually I show up right away. always~ Love Linda

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/28/2013 1:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Linda. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:51:00 AM
    alcohol a big killer delicately addressed in the super write Linda

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/27/2013 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, nice with a comment from you Linda. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 6:31:00 PM
    I'm teetotal so no lions after me, I have seen the results though, was a not so old gentleman just a year ago who sat on a bench close to where I live, no longer with us now. Great write Anne Lise. Take care, Richard

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/27/2013 1:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Nice of you visited my poem today - very pleased for your comments, Richard.- oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 4:51:00 AM
    excellent write! Kim

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/26/2013 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Nice of you visited my poem today - very pleased for your comments, Kim.- oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 10:47:00 AM
    EXCELLENT! My adopted son, both parents are alcoholics... it's sad to watch. The kids became unappreciated parents to them... Finally one had to run away to us... or be hurt. Now he overlooks... that his mom has somewhere to stay... and he makes sure her rent is paid. She was homeless 11 times in less than 3 years... And she spews hate when she's drunk... which is every night... sad...

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/24/2013 11:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, very sad !! - Nice of you visited my poem today - very pleased for your comments, Carol.- oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:12:00 AM
    Good work. As a recovered alcoholic I can appreciate how others perceive alcoholics. I was cured one day when I, sober at the time, came in daily contact with a hard core lush. I decided that if I looked like that to others, then I must stop! It took me a few weeks, but I finally licked it. This is some 20 years ago by now. Love, daver

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Nice of you visited my poem today - very pleased for your comments, Daver.- oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 9:33:00 PM
    This is an amazing write my very dear friend Anne Lise! A brilliant idea on this outstanding peom of yours indeed! A winner for me. I'm going to fave this. Thank you sooo much! love and big big hugs, Leonora

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Thank you for your "fave" - a great honor! <3
    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/24/2013 1:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Nice of you visited my poem today - very pleased for your comments, Leonora.- oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 8:09:00 PM
    You have a brilliant mind... Absolutely love your ability to pain the a stunning picture with words........nuff said :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 5/24/2013 1:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Nice of you visited my poem today - very pleased for your comments, Karen.- oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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