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The Bottle

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azblond
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The Steamy Desert


0 posted 07-01-99 02:05 PM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for azblond

The Bottle

We started a quest with nowhere to go
I stood beside you with love to show
I believed in you from the start
I dreamed we would never part
You made the promise to start anew
Pedestals and loyalty all from you
I silently reached to hold you tight
I want to help you see the light
But in your grasp hidden from view
The bottle is there taking over you
The words flow cutting from your lips
My heart, it beats, and then it skips
Reality rises and I see the sign
No longer are you truly mine
The drink has won, you lie in its grip
Yet itís me who stumbles and starts to trip
Love does not end because you gave in
The circle just starts over again
The hurt and despair and endless tears
The harshness of all my fears
Truths that are hidden in an alcoholic daze
Life lived inside this maze
Fight! I pray make it back to me
Stop this endless insanity
Nowhere to go because weíve been here before
We've seen heaven, weíve been at hellís door
One more choice for you to make
Itís in the drink you think you must take
Swallow now and say goodbye
For I will no longer live in this lie.

My Final addition to this piece:
Yet I cannot leave, it's an illness you fight
So I try to to hold on and make it all right.


[This message has been edited by azblond (edited 07-15-99).]
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1 posted 07-01-99 02:18 PM       View Profile for one voice   Email one voice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for one voice

Wonderful poem... this particular subject is so hard to go through... I feel for you.

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Live intensely and am fed by life,
and my value, whatever it be, is in my own kind of expression
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2 posted 07-01-99 02:39 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Reality speaks most harsh. Good words.

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Words will always express our feelings true

Elizabeth
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3 posted 07-01-99 02:42 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

What can I say? It touched me, and azblond, I hope it all works out.
invertigo18
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4 posted 07-01-99 02:47 PM       View Profile for invertigo18   Email invertigo18   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for invertigo18

I understand and feel this poem very much. I'm sorry you have to go through such hard times. My father was an alcoholic, so I know what you're going, or went through. Keep up the good work, and always write exactly what you feel.

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5 posted 07-01-99 04:27 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

A difficult subject... you handled it very well. I have been through this first hand with my ex-wife and relate strongly to your words. Thank you for this poem azblond.
elvira
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6 posted 07-15-99 07:00 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

i know what you are going through...time to take care of only "you"

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Childhood Memories...your countenance...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J... serving wench...stolen hours...devotion...Master...apart...


azblond
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7 posted 07-15-99 08:03 PM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

This is a hard post for me to answer...I thank everyone for their support. On this one the subject is so true, this being one of the truest poems I have ever written (if there even be such a term). Every word is straight from the heart, and the struggle we go through day to day, my husband and I, trying to fight the demon known as alcohol is a never ending battle it seems. Some day he wins, and some days I loose another piece of him to...The Bottle.
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