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ON THE ROCKS

Whiskey on the rocks, advised by my doc
combats dementia, so bring on the blocks
no need for a glass;  I'll have me the bottle
with a big bowl of ice this baby I'll throttle

The whiskey's gone, now a brandy'd be fine
my inside's on fire, there's a hoop up my spine
swigging from the bot comes at a price
I'll temper the fire with whole blocks of ice

The flames have been doused;  rum, if you please?
my head's in a clamp;  ice will loosen the squeeze 
now, be a sport and pile on the ice
two bowls or more I think should suffice

Three bottlesh down, all on the rocksh
my tootshiesh are shtarting to curl in my shocksh
my shmile is chemented, my lipsh glued together
my fashe the feel and texture of leather

Twishe left, thrishe right my head ish shwinging
short, long, short, long my earsh are zinging
either I'm crosh-eyed or my brainsh have been fried
elsh why are my legsh by three multiplied?

I'm freefalling on shixh feet firmly earthed
alternating twixht lower and then upper berth
vocal chordsh tangled, shizhably crimped
I'm walking with a lishp and talking with a limp 

I'm teetering-tottering or tettering-tortering
I've no clue which ish which and given up wondering
the world ish a blur;  I musht be plarshtered
the liquor went down well;  ishe warsh the barshtard

On all foursh – nay, twelve, I reach the bed
now I'm pondering and shcratching my head:
am I waking up or about to retire?
I shimply topple over, my whole being on fire

In the Land of Nod I'm harnessed by tether
in comely dreams of cowboys and leather
when plagued by a swishy feel in my bladder
swelling as fast as a pregnant puffadder

Abruptly awakened when a stream emanated
unable to move, still intoxicated
stuck to my bed and severely drenched
nausea ensued in the encompassing stench

How my stomach reacted I'd best not relate
suffice to say it was a full freight
soiled and hung-over, a word of advice:
liquor's fantastic but steer clear of ice 


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  1. Date: 1/11/2014 9:35:00 AM

    As you may know, in my opinion, this is the funniest poem I have read of yours and that's sayin something! LOVE how you start slurring your words as you get more and more drunk (Shame on you!) Congrats to my freaky,festive,funny friend....Slim-Jim-Tim

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 12:14:00 AM

    Enjoyed the write and congratulations on the win, delysia

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 11:26:00 PM

    Delysia, congratulations... If you'd like take a trip to my blog ----> ON THE ROCKS------ http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=18527&PoetID=18720 <---- enjoy if you'd like... Love Always & Forever <3 LINDA <3

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:09:00 AM

    Congrats on the excellent poem and great win! You are a poetic genius! My statistical analysis reason that out and there is no way that it could be wrong. :) G.

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:31:00 AM

    hi delysia I can see why you like it, congratulations on your win love xx

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:08:00 PM

    Congrats on the win, delysia

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 12:17:00 PM

    All the poetry submitted was heartfelt. From love throughout life to love in the depths of death with reflections of nature. You are all deserving First Place Winners and I thank you for entering your favorites in my contest.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 1:08:00 PM

    Oh my...couldn't stop laughing and reading and peeking through this one....cowboys and leather! Can I join in this dream? Congratulations..

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 9:10:00 PM

    Fun poem. Congrats, Delysia!

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 6:51:00 AM

    congrats on your win Delysia, xxx

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 5:04:00 AM

    You must eat olives or peanuts before drinking strong alcohol. They coat your stomach with oil and the after effects of alcohol diminish. Your doctor was in cahoots with walkers! Red wine is good enough to help your heart, white wine to help your brain. Demendia is caused because people use aluminum utensils and materials. Throw them out! Excellent poem; you proved, for one more time, your great poetic class. This was an inspiring, unique, gem of a poem! Bravo! :) G.

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 11/30/2013 5:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy Thanksgiving from me, too! G.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 2:39:00 AM

    Well done Delysia! Powerful writing you have going here.

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 11:57:00 PM

    Hello Delysia, Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. You know me I’ will always enjoy stopping by with love and support, no matter if I do not Understand what I am reading at times. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 3:51:00 PM

    Heehee! Thanks for directing me to this comical masterpiece. I enjoyed your wit and rhyming throughout. I love how you structured and distorted the words as the poem continued. Very creative! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 12:26:00 AM

    My hearty congratulations on your win my dear friend Delysia. Thank you so much as well for sharing your excellent write. Have a grace-filled wkend! Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:27:00 PM

    congratulations... many awesome lines.........SKAT

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:16:00 PM

    Hello Delysia, CONGRATULATIONS!!! With your awesome good poem' in Nathan's contest... xox Linda

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:15:00 PM

    awesome & congrats

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 5:10:00 PM

    You don't have to be pished to give this write a great comment, yes I think that compliments it perfectly Licia, well slipped, Ooops meant pushed lol. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 12:30:00 PM

    Great little poem here, My Deary/ I can't remember laughin' so hard... (HIC}.....Jake

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