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No Genie in this Bottle

I come in a pretty bottle But no I’m not a Genie Yet I can promise big problems For a time will feel teeny I’ve been called liquid courage I’m really the refuge of the weak If you lack confidence darling You will no longer feel meek You might start out laughing Until the tears dilute your beer If only you had avoided me You wouldn’t find yourself here Unlike a magic Genie I offer you no wishes times three Have another bottle of tequila So you can live inside me I love how you caress me As I slip past your lips You can feel me warm you From your head to your hips Minutes to hours The years all sipped away You are obsessed with me darling and for me that’s AOK In time I’ll replace your family Take your job and your home Still some stranger will join you Because who likes to drink alone Want is my weapon The bottle is my perfect trap You are welcome any time lover You just have to remove the cap

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 7/28/2022 4:57:00 AM
Sadly true. So many lives tumble into that trap. Nice penning Richard. Linda
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Date: 6/9/2022 6:42:00 AM
It has become a reality especially when there's stress i have not learned to control. I don't use it all the time, but its often on my mind. You struck a nerve within my neverself. Yipe!
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Date: 11/20/2021 12:10:00 PM
clever write here, my friend
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Date: 10/15/2021 5:56:00 AM
Hi Rick, you hit the nail on the head with your line "I am really the refuge of the weak".....says it all....great write. Hope all is well....how is your new grandson? Paulette
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Date: 10/5/2021 8:54:00 PM
I've seen those who have the shakes because their body needs it. Intoxicating write after the buzz. Powerful!!
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Date: 9/13/2021 1:24:00 PM
Richard you are genuinely a marvelous poet, loved the message this poem spelled out hope you are well. hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 9/13/2021 10:44:00 AM
Ingeni -ous writig Richard
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Date: 9/9/2021 5:43:00 PM
Hello Richard ... and the bottle never empties; the genie keeps the addicted in line until it becomes the only friend and totally relied upon - thank you Richard - Lindsay
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Date: 9/6/2021 11:37:00 AM
Fantastic write, Richard,
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Date: 9/6/2021 8:29:00 AM
this has fantastic impact. Sadly, I have a family member slave to it. FAVE.
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Date: 9/5/2021 10:28:00 AM
WoW! Richard, This is a well-written poem on alcohol and how it can destroy one’s entire life. I know firsthand about alcohol addiction. You are such a gifted writer. I'm adding this to my favs. Have a great day-Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2021 6:04:00 AM
Sorry for such a late reply. Thanks so much for your visits. Hugs Rick.
Date: 9/2/2021 2:17:00 AM
What a brilliant poem, Richard! Drinking can only bring ruin and nothing else:) loved the personification of the bottle:)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/2/2021 11:14:00 AM
Thanks Jo, I do think in moderation it can be a positive experience. For me I am okay with an occasional glass of wine on the patio. Anything in excess an lead to our downfall.
Date: 9/1/2021 12:04:00 PM
wasted has been gratification from such as these stance, and justification offers nothing. a nice write of foibles that can lead to such a chasm on undiluted substances. I reflected much on this piece Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/2/2021 11:12:00 AM
Thanks for reading and commenting. ;0)
Date: 8/31/2021 3:32:00 AM
Excellent Richard. Well said. Never depend on anything you can buy in the liquor store or on the street. It's a sure fire trip down the road to Hell. It won't help at all and will eventually take everything you hold dear away from you. Well done. God Bless and thanks for your many lovely reviews. JB
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/2/2021 11:11:00 AM
My pleasure Judy. Hugs Rick.
Date: 8/30/2021 11:16:00 PM
Actually, just went to a mtg as usual last nite Richard, 9.5yrs sober!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/2/2021 11:10:00 AM
Good for you James. No small accomplishment. Blessings Rick.
Date: 8/29/2021 7:45:00 PM
You have absolutely nailed another poem, Richard. Can't wait for the next one. Bravo! ~ Gershon
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/30/2021 1:33:00 PM
Thanks my friend. ;0)
Date: 8/29/2021 7:10:00 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 8/28/2021 8:24:00 AM
Amazing personification Richard... and so powerfully crafted... God bless... ~ Ani
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Date: 8/26/2021 9:53:00 PM
I was quiet for a while after I read your poem three times. Very powerful for me. My dad, sad mad now in heaven, too bad.
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Date: 8/24/2021 4:00:00 AM
If liquor could speak, you have captured its thoughts perfectly Richard! I know folks who suffer and it is very difficult. A well done piece!!
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Date: 8/18/2021 2:34:00 PM
Understood, ever-vigilant, Richard, one cannot do it alone, but the decision to resist is singular...
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Date: 8/18/2021 7:43:00 AM
Richard, Brutal and powerful...So very true. I love the animation you gave to liquor. Its taunting , seductive quality and its promise to warm the body while creating a symbiotic relationship with the weak. Love it ! Great work. Susan :)
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Date: 8/17/2021 5:16:00 PM
Richard, you have crafted a very well-written masterpiece. Many individuals get dependent on the 'genie,' but this leads to a vicious cycle. What began as a temporary remedy soon develops into a dependency. I hope you're well. Lasaad
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Date: 8/17/2021 4:09:00 PM
Hello Richard, This is clever. You can not get drunk unless you open several bottles or cans, Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Date: 8/17/2021 9:40:00 AM
That cap releases a demon that too many allow to control their lives. He takes everything, including dignity. Well written, Rick.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/17/2021 12:09:00 PM
So true. I have friends and family who have succumbed to the Siren call. Hugs Rick.
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