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A Prayer for Him

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A Prayer for Him

He was once strong and trim
with much ahead for him
but now I feel my heart sink!

His quality of life
and future with his wife
are harmed by his love of drink.

I pray he’ll reinvent
himself and thus prevent
dear life ending in a blink.

For The Balassi Stanza contest of Dr. Ram Mehta

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 6:45:00 PM
    Choices sure can change a person for better or worse. Prayers and hope. Congrats, Andrea!

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea.

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Love it Andrea and so sadly true!

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Congrats my dear...etoh a hard master...BG

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 12:23:00 PM
    Good to see your winner here Andrea, did you get my soup mail.? Joe..)

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Such a sad poem Andrea, I also had a friend that drank himself to the point of loosing everything. Including his friends and family. Congrats on a wonderful Win.

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:21:00 AM
    Hi there congratulations and good wishes coming your way xx

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 7:50:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading this one again. This is a sad one,I know what it is like to watch a loved one drink away their health. Congratulations.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/15/2013 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    P.s. I featured you in my latest poem.
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 5:54:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Andrea...

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 3:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on a great win Andrea. Jesus Christ will answer the prayers of you for, you are such a responsible and caring person.My prayers and love. (: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 10:20:00 PM
    Congrats on the big victory!!

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Andrea such depth here...very nice. And CONGRATS LADY! ;)

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win! Happy Holidays. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:34:00 PM
    Thanks for your interesting poem and congratulations on the win, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 2:19:00 AM
    Andrea, my children don`t drink. Children of an alcoholic usually don`t drink. But they have other problems. They are shy, secretive and insecure . I blame myself every single day for letting their father ruin their lives. I am also aware that it is my fault as well. Alcohol is the destroyer of families. Please, give your son the book by Jack London, `King Alcohol`. And don`t give up fighting. I`ll pray for him.

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:52:00 AM
    As one who has lived with such a person, I really understand your prayer. I have prayed many times, but his love of drink was stronger than his love of me.

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 9:41:00 AM
    In an instant.

  1. Date: 12/7/2013 12:22:00 PM
    I like this poem and its prayer. Best wishes Linda x

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 7:26:00 PM
    A very strong message and a familiar one too. A very nice poem.