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Hang Over Reflections


Last night a Korean friend from Virginia came for a two week visit He brought with him a 30-year Bottle of Ballentine whiskey.  Of course, we must drink it and then we must drink some soju 

well this morning I woke up with a hangover

And thought about the contributions to world culture that Koreans have made. The perfect Korean hangover cure 

And of course, this morning I am in the middle of taking the cure 

The cure  consists of 

Lots of coffee

Liquid Korean hangover medicine from the local convenience store or drug store

Hangjanggu soup 	

A walk 

Spending some time In the sauna soaking and sweating it out 

Then Later following Mark Twain sage advice that the only known cure for hangover is to keep drinking. That is the Korean Hangover cure And it works

I had my first hangover at 16 when I was an exchange student for two weeks at a Navaho boarding school. Went out and got rip roaring drunk with the Indians They gave me an Indian name  “Ski dish Digest “which means “Crazy friend” And I have now had Almost 45 years’ worth of experience dealing with hangovers a hangover is god’s punishment for drinkers

Today I wrote down the following  hangover poem which I will share, and I would love to hear your Hangover stories please post them below and I will share them 

Hangover reflections
Hangover Gods Punishment For drinker
A hangover is god’s punishment for drinkers
Nothing more than that God’s way of punishing the drinker
God’s punishment is severe for the sin of overdrinking 
Of course, the only known cure for a hangover is to keep drinking 
Very much need of a cure today
 Every day one has too much to drink 
resolve to quit drinking fill one’s head 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 9/22/2018 1:15:00 AM
Terrific write, Jake, witty, funny and wry.
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jake aller
Date: 9/22/2018 5:41:00 PM
thanks for the feedback. Nice to know that people are reading my poems. I had fun with the format of this one as I combined a hannibun form with an acrostic poem - usually, the poetry part is haiku or Tanka form nice to experiment with the forms