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Alfred Vassallo (known as Freddie – nicknamed - Deduson) born 11th April 1956 in Sliema, Malta. In 1972 Alfred was Awarded the best actor role in the Malta Youth Drama Festival for the part of ‘Paul, in Lino Grech’s play – “THE LAST MATCH”

He produced and directed several plays as a semi-professional. His  “Alfred Vassallo Productions Theatre Group” included amongst others: "The Exorcism", "Equus", "Night Must Fall", "Who Killed Agatha Christie", "The Island", "Night     Mother", "Who's On First" and "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs." were held at The Manoel Theatre, the national theatre of Malta. He also wrote Plays, Radioplays and documentaries in Maltese.

In 1986 Alfred was employed by the CO-Operative company in Colchester, England as director for their theatre group “The Scene Around”.

Other works by the author

Collected Poems

  • In Search for a Pessimist

  • In Search for Love

  • In Search for Beauty

  • In Search for Emotions

  • In Search for Hypothesis

  • Guid Gear Comes in Sma Bulk



  • I Killed Hercule Poirot (A Comedy/Thriller in Two Acts)

  • I Was Jeshua’s Friend(An Epic Drama in Three Acts)

  • Pregnancy Surprise (One Act Play)

  • Pick Me Up (One Act Play)

  • The Crown of The Black Madonna (A Play in Three Acts)

  • The Patient (A Play in Three Acts)

  • Dichotomy Summit (A Play in One Act)


  • Europe in the Early Days

  • Listen and Learn

    Radio Plays

  • The Mysterious Villa

  • Carnival Masks

  • Dial M For Murder (An adaptation and translation by Frederick Knott)

  • After Midnight (An adaptation and translation by Nero Wolfe)

I am Back Home

Blog Posted:7/6/2014 6:11:00 AM

Hi souper friends. Just a quick note to let everyone who followed me and my detox this week, I am back at home. I was signed off 8.00am this morning.

Thank you all for all the support you have given me and the encouragement. The social carer will visit me on a daily basis to make sure I am doing fine and not lapsing.

I read all your input in my previous blog and I felt emotional and it helped  me a lot.

One comment by Chris D. Aechtner  caught my eye mostly, and I can understand his very good advise . However I have a valid explanation why my detox only lasted a week.

I have been monitored by (North Essex Drug and Alcohol Service (NEEDAS)) it is free and they only offer one week rehab as they have only one allocation bed for the patients.

Once again thank you all and I hope and stay on the bandwagon. I have been alcohol free for a whole week.

Famous quotes

1. Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.  Ernest Hemingway

2. Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.H. G.   Wells

3. Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before. Sammy Davis, Jr.

4. Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober. Jamie Lee Curtis


Now that it is over, I want to enjoy myself being here, write more works, read your beautiful poems and comment.


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  1. Date: 7/10/2014 8:56:00 AM
    Damn glad you are home and able to start walking a new path my friend! Freedom means you get to choose, so choose wisely my friend. We are all "prisoners of life" so need to voluntarily put on extra chains, right? You can do it my friend, I broke a pain pill addiction 30 years ago!

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    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley Date: 7/11/2014 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    should read --" no need" to voluntarily put on extra chains. Sorry , submit without proof reading.
  1. Date: 7/8/2014 12:53:00 AM
    Hi Freddie......good to see you. I haven'not been here much myself. I hope you succeed in overcoming your addiction.....take lots of vitamins and get a book of mocktails or virgin drinks.......if they can satisfy you the battle is won.remember nothing is just choose not to give in...hugs, SuZ

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  1. Date: 7/7/2014 12:02:00 PM
    Welcome, back Home Freddie. It is Nice that you are taking it upon yourself, to enjoy life... Now, go read one of my poems, and make my day.... I will recommend a poem... SO please check it out... You know me, I love hearing from you. Forever your friend. I don't mind if you give me a bad review :) Linda

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    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 7/7/2014 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 7/7/2014 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hands ------- it is long... LOL, And I know how you hate long drawn out poems. :)
  1. Date: 7/7/2014 10:58:00 AM
    Freddie, good to hear you are back. Pl. take care and look forward to your next Haiku. Mohan

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  1. Date: 7/6/2014 11:03:00 PM
    You don't need an artificial high when you have friends.. Freddie, from the looks of it you'll never need another drop!

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  1. Date: 7/6/2014 5:08:00 PM
    Alfred..Congrats. On being alcohol frer for a week.I am glad you're home,and continuing your program as an outtpatient..I'm sure the social carer and family suppport will help you achieve your goal of a new happier life style.Its not always going to be easy..But You can do it!!! Maybe you ll be interested to join an online site 'alcahol anonymous'..You can even download e books to help you to succeed...Well done Alfred,am so happy you re dealing with this and quote number three is my favourite.

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  1. Date: 7/6/2014 3:51:00 PM
    Freddie, I have not been on the soup long, but I read your blog series on your life and the one previous to this one about going into rehab. I sincerely hope and pray that this will be successful for you; I know that it is not easy. I have family members who struggle with addictions. Best wishes to you. Faye

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  1. Date: 7/6/2014 1:49:00 PM
    Please take care, Freddy. YOur rehab was so short, I worry about that. You have our support!!! And have a great day, "one day at a time" just keep that in mind.

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  1. Date: 7/6/2014 10:32:00 AM
    That is really good to know that you are doing what you can, Freddie-- it really is admirable, the drive that you have to be alcohol free...I continue to wish you strength and courage to overcome this.

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  1. Date: 7/6/2014 10:18:00 AM
    Glad to hear you are on the right road in your journey's a long road but you can do it. Keep up the good work! We will all be with you. Hugs...Deb

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My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 8/21/2014 10:49:00 PM
Can Someone Explain or Help Please!
Date Posted: 8/9/2014 5:49:00 AM
To My Dearest Soup Friends.
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 3:11:00 AM
Date Posted: 8/2/2014 10:38:00 AM
Only because I am Not Feeling Well
Date Posted: 7/31/2014 12:43:00 PM
Here I Go Again
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 11:51:00 PM
Teetotal Freddie - Unbelieveable!
Date Posted: 7/14/2014 1:39:00 AM
I am Back Home
Date Posted: 7/6/2014 6:11:00 AM
The result from ONE DAY’S A MAGIC contest
Date Posted: 7/4/2014 12:35:00 PM
My progress so far and thank you!
Date Posted: 7/2/2014 9:29:00 AM
Last of the Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring Wine
Date Posted: 6/29/2014 6:06:00 AM
I’m off to be cured….I Think!
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 1:48:00 PM
Who Is Freddie Vee the LAST PART..... Thank Goodness one might say!
Date Posted: 6/25/2014 11:22:00 PM
New Soupers:- My pleasure to Introduce to you - RICHARD LAMOUREUX
Date Posted: 6/20/2014 10:43:00 AM
Four American Poets of the 20th Century
Date Posted: 6/19/2014 1:41:00 AM
Three Great Poets
Date Posted: 6/18/2014 9:45:00 AM
Tolerance contests RESULTS
Date Posted: 6/17/2014 1:35:00 PM
Hilaire Belloc - TARANTELLA enjoy it!
Date Posted: 6/17/2014 5:25:00 AM
ANTON BUTTIGIEG - Maltese President and Poet
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 10:42:00 AM
Date Posted: 6/12/2014 2:59:00 AM
PABLO NERUDA - One of the most influential poets
Date Posted: 6/11/2014 2:37:00 AM
Karin Maria Boye - a Swedish Poet
Date Posted: 6/10/2014 1:49:00 AM
YUN DONG-JU (Korean Poetry in Translation)
Date Posted: 6/9/2014 12:45:00 AM
Date Posted: 6/8/2014 11:16:00 AM
ETHERIDGE KNIGHT – Poems from Prison
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 11:08:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/22/2014Contemporary Haiku 8Haikulife,
8/22/2014Unexplained LoveTerza Rimaemotions,
8/22/2014One Foot in the GraveAlliterationanger,sorrow,
8/22/2014A Bereft MotherNonetmother,
8/22/2014Body PleasureNonetemotions,
8/22/2014Facing Serious DoubtsQuatrainemotions,
8/21/2014Soixante NeufCoupletemotions,
8/21/2014I Remember WellDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)grief,sorrow,
8/21/2014One Blind ManLimerickfun,
8/21/2014Haiku 109Haikuanimal,birthday,cat,natur
8/21/2014Yo UNEASINESS - in EbonicsVerseemotions,
8/21/2014Great Love ManipulatedBlitzemotions,feelings,
8/21/2014My ChildAcrosticbaby,daughter,
8/21/2014Funeral TreatTerza Rimadeath,funeral,
8/20/2014This is My QuoteVersesilly,
8/20/2014Anger of a Fuming AlcoholicRhymehumorous,
8/20/2014Old AgeNonetage,old,
8/20/2014Did You See or Hear The Bloody BastardsProse Poetryabuse,africa,anger,violen
8/20/2014No to Drugs NoFootleabuse,addiction,
8/20/2014Ode to My HeartOde emotions,
8/20/2014The MistFree versenature,
8/19/2014Manhood at WorkAcrosticlife,
8/19/2014Double TroubleAlliterationfun,
8/19/2014A Place of Comfort and LoveDramatic monologueplaces,

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Fav Poems

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Brokeback MountainSenryuboyfriend,courage,cowboy,
To Annoy or Not to AnnoyPantoumdance,
A Callie Cat TankaTankacat,
Roses for JennyTankafamily,poetry,
Mother and ChildNarrativeangel,baby,beautiful,birt
Once there was RamsirLimerickhumor,humorous,
The Inside GirlKimochild,rain,
Blood Red MoonSestinamoon,
My Tears Quatrainheart,love,wife,
The Hills Are AliveEthereenature,tree,
Seas of sorrowSenryumetaphor,
The Midnight HourTrioletnight,
Ghost Rider in VegasSonnetnostalgia,people,
What is LoveSonnetlove,
The Third Wish - A CharmVersebaby,

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