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Alcohol, I see you there.
      I've known who you are 
           for a very long time.

Such as when I was a girl.

I remember your temper.
            Your accusations of hate.
The sloppy drooling mess you are.

You god fearing hypocrite.
               The constant smell of you.  
Repulsed me to no end.

I could never forget you.

How could you destroy my life?
    What did I ever do to you ?
You destroy everybody and everything.   

I know that glassy glare in your eyes.
Rude, dirty, remarks you make, even if they were true.  

Listening in silence for your footsteps down the hall.
         I remember everything about you.
I am repulsed by the very thought of you.

Sun.  11AM  7/ 21/ 2013,,,I decided to write this after I read Therese  Bacha's poem  I AM Alcoholic .

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  1. Date: 10/28/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Stopping by to read this one again... deep .. amazing how her poem inspired this...Debbie... ps..thank you for reading one of my older poems... your so nice... LINDA

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 8:31:00 AM
    I can so identify with this one Donna. Alcohol was a curse during my childhood. My dad was bipolar and being an alcoholic amplified the behaviors. This is well expressed.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 1:07:00 AM
    alcohol brings out the nasty side, a summer storm without the pride, remorse it babe...

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 5:42:00 AM
    Excellent write, great message of the destruction alcohol causes to self and our loved ones, perfect my friend, the imagery of the effects is so vivid, job well done, blessings sueellen

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:16:00 PM
    Amazing. I know a family member of mine is an alcoholic. It must be hard to win the battle but it is possible. A very powerful poem. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Debbie, I have fought this demon for years. I am still losing the battle. Everyday is a new day. Some better than others. thanks for the great write. It gives me hope in a hopeless world. Kilmer

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 8:48:00 PM
    I think we all know someone who has had trouble with alcohol. I know it must be very hard for them to quit. You penned a good poem and I think we can feel your anger in it. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 7:22:00 PM
    WOW Debbie, you took me back to my own experiences ... you penned a stark truth and made your view eloquent. Good for your courage to tell it like it is..bravo (I posted The Uninvited Stranger a couple of months ago on the same subject) Have a great evening :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 1:36:00 PM
    The demon of many..Explicit write

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 1:36:00 PM
    The demon of many..Explicit write

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:52:00 AM
    Awesome poetry! My hubby would love this! Laura :)

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 6:16:00 PM
    I mean know--I think I had one too many.

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 6:15:00 PM
    Debbie--for the most part I agree. Alcohol has been around for a long time and is OK when we no when to quit and how to segregate it from work. However, it can be a really good headache remedy. On the other hand, it can give you a big one too. I had a lot of experience with abuse from alocholics and am very sensitive on this subject. Alcohol can destroy families and relationships very easily. It's not the life seen on TV commercials.

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 6:39:00 AM
    Beautiful write here Debbie, I've always been teetotal but have seen first hand the devastating effects drink can have some folk. I like your new avatar, cheeky pose lol. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 3:41:00 PM
    Hi Debbie; This is a great poem. I knew a few people in my life that were Alcoholics. Some came out of it and some never did. It is sad. This poem reminds me of one I have here. ( Devil Inside A Bottle ). Thanks for sharing....... Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:26:00 PM
    deep... enjoyed...PD

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 12:34:00 AM
    this is very good. and thanks for drawing my attention to TErry's poem. I have not seen her in a while and should look her up.

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 8:44:00 PM
    Beautiful write, I agree with you wholeheartedly Booze is an awful poison, and after being a long time binge drinker, I am overjoyed to be rid of it

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 5:19:00 PM
    A poweful and emotional write Debbie....thanks for faving my wiahes...

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 2:22:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your creative work..I am sure that Therese will be glad that she inspired you to write..Thanks for stopping by..Sara