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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."

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."



"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    

Copyright © delysia hendricks | Year Posted 2013


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Date: 1/22/2018 10:19:00 AM

such wonderful humour, i love it.
Date: 8/19/2017 9:14:00 AM

The Bible tells us to give strong drink unto him who is of a heavy heart but it often doesn't stop there. Some people don't have the capacity for it and don't know when enough is too much. Great little write here my friend. Told with wit and humor. God Bles, JB
Date: 10/24/2016 11:22:00 PM

Just a note to say you are not forgotten.
Date: 1/20/2016 9:13:00 PM

I don't know what to say, sometimes a friend sometimes a foe.... awesome write. Delysia....SKAT
Date: 9/17/2015 8:08:00 AM

It has been a long time, I hope this note finds you well.
Date: 3/22/2015 11:23:00 AM

I have been ill dear heart, I've missed you. Tom.x.
Date: 12/24/2014 9:20:00 AM

Merry Christmas Hug.
Date: 12/11/2014 9:51:00 AM

Great hilarious "You monster, you stole my sobriety"-- this sounds clear delysia...Love XXXX rajat
Date: 9/5/2014 7:17:00 PM

Me again! you are missed.
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.
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.
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,
Date: 1/24/2014 4:06:00 PM

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

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
Date: 1/14/2014 9:41:00 AM

Good morning Licia, I miss your visits, I hope all is well with you.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Date: 12/21/2013 6:11:00 PM

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

- Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones, Licia !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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
Date: 12/20/2013 4:03:00 AM

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

Delysia, , Congratulations on your awesome win... always~ LINDA
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 :)
Date: 12/19/2013 10:53:00 AM

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

Congrats Delysia!
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