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The Way of the Damned

Sisyphus pushes his rock up hill While Atlas bears his load. Damned by the ire of capricious gods, Forced down a toilsome road. And so it is with the gods of thrill Who trap and hold you fast With opioids and images, Perniciously unsurpassed! Beware the promise of wealth or skill Contained in a bottle brown. Hold to the rod of simple truth Lest you be taken down! June 29, 2017

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Date: 8/1/2017 9:09:00 PM
Love how you tied the mythological gods to the idols of modern day life - and great work with the rhyme.
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Date: 7/15/2017 12:14:00 PM
That last stanza hit home. And I love how you rhymed the first line of each stanza. Those three lines are poetic in of themselves. Absolutely fantastic job on this piece!
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 2:54:00 PM
Thank you Andrew. I am glad someone picked up on those three lines. I appreciate your compliment! - Dean
Date: 7/15/2017 10:01:00 AM
prophetically poetic words Dean, would that such truth were a simple pill to swallow
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 2:53:00 PM
I see what you did there! So true, it is easier said than done for so many. Thanks for the thoughtful comments John. Always a pleasure when you stop by. - Dean
Date: 7/13/2017 8:55:00 PM
So true, Dean. A poem filled with truth and a warning everyone should heed.
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 2:51:00 PM
If only they would. Thanks for stopping by Carole.
Date: 7/12/2017 5:05:00 PM
"Beware the promise of wealth or skill Contained in a bottle brown." You did a great job, Dean!
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 2:50:00 PM
Thanks Kim, that means a lot coming from you. I appreciate your comments. - Dean
Date: 7/12/2017 3:23:00 PM
A clever and talented write, Dean! A pleasure reading you in these wee hours
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 2:49:00 PM
Make me wonder what you are up so late (or early). As always, I appreciate you support Wolf! - Dean
Date: 7/12/2017 11:23:00 AM
Great one Dean! First it reminded me of a school project I did in childhood. But I love your line about wealth or skill and hold the rod of simple truth. Well done! :) My turn to save as a favorite:)
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/12/2017 11:24:00 AM
Thanks Heidi. You are always good to drop by. I appreciate it! - Dean