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ALCOHOL: FRIEND OR FOE

Led to believe 
you'd help me achieve
the grace of a ballerina
a voice operatic 
from my usual asthmatic 
cackle like a laughing hyena

Distaste despite
I endured your bite 
the party with gusto to steer
true state of affairs
via video fare:
drunk, I'm a weirdo, witless and queer

Alone on my porch bench 
abhorring my stench
I sit with my head on the pound
in hangover's claws
I glare at the cause:
scores of bottles strewn all around

"I'll drink no more
on wine declare war
as of now I'm calling you quits
thief of humanity
my reason for insanity
'cos of you my life's in the pits."

A-cuss and a-curse
I pick up the first:
"Say hello to the wall of the park
sing your last aria
afore I smash yer!!" 
as with a discus fling a wide arc

"Nice tinkle I reckon."
bend for a second:
"You fiend, I'll smash you to bits
you dug me a hole
my life to control
stole the bigger chunk of my wit."

Tinkle-smash-tinkle
my eyes a-twinkle:
"Down with alcohol, scourge of society
to drink is absurd."
smashing a third
"You monster, you stole my sobriety."

"Whoa!  Whoa!  This one is weighty
unlike your mateys
with you I've never had quibble
in fairness to you
you'll lift my blues 
for my woe I don't hold you responsible."


DELYSIA.  FOR GIORGIO'S CONTEST.

INSPIRED BY:

"Dear alcohol, We had a deal where you would make me funnier, 
smarter, and a better dancer. I saw the video. We need to talk..."
- Anonymous    

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  1. Date: 9/5/2014 7:17:00 PM

    Me again! you are missed.
  1. Date: 5/25/2014 7:53:00 AM

    I keep coming back hoping to read your first poem of 2014. I hope you are well, I for one miss you being here.
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 10:56:00 AM

    Great poem! Well crafted! Sobriety trumps drunken stupor any time, but you captured in a humorous way the self-talk a drinker goes through to given them an excuse to drink again. There comes a point when the person needs to reflect (while sober) ask - Why do this? They are taking such a risk in losing so much, or already have.
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 4:21:00 PM

    A fine poem . I enjoy the odd beer but hate the world spinning if ever I have too much . Fortunately, I have learned,
  1. Date: 1/24/2014 4:06:00 PM

    What a great poem. Its nice reading your piece once again. Keep on writing please.
  1. Date: 1/24/2014 9:58:00 AM

    Hi
  1. Date: 1/16/2014 10:23:00 PM

    Great poem for the contest. Alcohol never did anyone any good, We have to know how to control it, or it can control us. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:41:00 AM

    Good morning Licia, I miss your visits, I hope all is well with you.
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 2:31:00 PM

    Dear Delysia I indulged until I staggered, laughing...then it got serious!! You're poetic royalty!! My best, chuck
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 12:03:00 PM

    Delysia, it is so interesting that the idea at first is to be funnier or better in some way. You hit the nail on the head. As I always have said, alcohol reveals your inner soul for a brief moment to your intimates. Anyway, I apologize for being away. I just could not bring myself to logon or write anything. I can't explain it really. A bit of selfishness on my part. You are an incredible talent, and I wish you the best for 2014.
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 5:11:00 AM

    a poetic treat so kinetic and bubly like a liqour's zing... congrats, licia and happy new year!... huggs
  1. Date: 12/26/2013 8:05:00 PM

    Just been going over the contests, see you got a 1st with this one, was never in doubt really lol, congratulations Sis mine, proud of you. Take care, Richard
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 12:59:00 AM

    Dear Licia! Congrats on your beautiful poem and win in my contest "Quotes"!. ---- I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ----- I am sending my kind regards to all! ---- Giorgio
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 7:26:00 AM

    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!! Merry, Merry Christmas To You And Your Family!!! Sara
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 1:41:00 AM

    Delysia, Guess what? , The end of the year is approaching :) and there's no way I'm letting this year end, without dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 6:11:00 PM

    Oh my, there you go again! Funnier than the quote itself my hilarious friend!...Congrats - Tim
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 4:37:00 PM

    - Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones, Licia !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 4:08:00 PM

    I love the sense of fun running through this tongue in cheek write Licia great pen season's greetings Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:03:00 AM

    Enjoyed the write on the selected quote and congrats on the fine win, Delysia
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 8:56:00 PM

    Delysia, , Congratulations on your awesome win... always~ LINDA
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 12:04:00 PM

    - Congratulations on your winning poem Licia in: Relate your poem to one of these quotes, Contest - Sponsored by: Giorgio V. - Nice to participate - and enjoyable to read ALL winning poems! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:53:00 AM

    This is a fantastic poem! Congrats on your win- tis well deserved! Always, Laura
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:17:00 AM

    Congrats Delysia!
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:02:00 AM

    Licia: Congrats on your beautiful poem and on your great win in my contest "Quotes". Thank you for your participation. :) G.
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 3:52:00 PM

    - Thanks for all the beautiful poems you have shared with me this year, Licia - I wish you a beautiful and peaceful Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 11:48:00 AM

    crisp fragmentations of the theme highlighted by your charming tones of inebriation,licia...shallwe dance!.. lively, wonderful work, wow!... huggs
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 4:29:00 AM

    Licia, your poetic skills just get betterer and betterer. a fabulous write, me love. it's as smooth as a pint of Guinness! bravo! muchly love, xxx, ephy!
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 4:24:00 AM

    This is a very interesting & entertaining poem to read my dear friend Licia. So love it and the smiles it gives. TYSM for sharing! ;)) Alcohol do sometimes give us the guts but too much of it is hazardous to health. Kudos on the great job my dear friend! Good luck in the contest! TYSM also for the very wonderful & inspiring comments on my Love Poem & your precious time to read it. Have a nice day! love lots & big hugs, Leonora
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 3:44:00 AM

    Iv''e just had to stop drinking. I loved a drink watching TV. I was getting too reliant. Sometimes the bottle was my only friend. bit nt really a friend at all. great write take care. Peter Dome.
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 9:03:00 PM

    Delysia I find this witty yet filled with bits of truths subtly surfacing in places...a more somber write than usual and I'm loving this side of you... PS..thanks for the note about my lost poem...I guess you mean inbox of email? Please help? I'm not up on this stuff..I have this little tablet..pen and paper..and a throw away phone..that's it..:-) :-) :-) you're a sweet heart..
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