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Tomorrow we May Die

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 12-30-1999 12:02 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Losers, yeah, I guess we are-
On the downhill side of town.
Our habitats are dingy bars...
Our faces set in frowns

Our names? Who knows? or really cares?
Thereís Red, or Slim, or Buck-
We never call it down and out...
Weíre having some bad luck.

Breakfast? bite your tongue, you fool!
I canít get out of bed...
My face a whiskered ruined wreck
My eyes are blurred and red.

My hands still shake from my d.t.ís
My mouth? God, what a taste...
And thereís an inch of Thunderbird,
Thatís way too much to waste.

How did it start? this life of mine?
Iím not too sure I know.
I guess with candlelight and wine,
At luncheons where weíd go.

To celebrate, to close a deal-
Or maybe just unwind...
The bubbly has an adderís bite,
Alas, too late I find.

I lost my job, I lost my car,
My house, my kids, my wife...
Before I quite had realized...
I lived a drunkardís life.

Start again? I scarcely think....
No need to even try...
Letís drink, be merry, have a blast
Tomorrow we may die.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Astraea
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since 11-09-1999
Posts 397
California! Yeah! Okay, I'm


1 posted 12-30-1999 12:07 AM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

I like this one too.  Lovely.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

maedavid
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since 12-29-1999
Posts 32
Carrollton, TX, USA


2 posted 12-30-1999 12:39 AM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid

Great poem as usual.  You keep me wondering if this is a life experience or a make believe situation.  Either way, you sure know what you are talking about.  Been there and got the t-shirt.  I can even remember the days when you went home and wondered the next morning how you got there.  Thank God for the angels watching over me and the others on the highway.  What fools we have been.  I don't think I could have stood it if I had caused an innocent death because of my stupid indulgence.  If not for myself but for others, I saw the need to stop drinking and driving.  I would like to caution everyone this New Year's to please not drink and drive.  It only takes an instant to ruin your life and someone elses.



 The only way to know Love, is to Know God.
Songbird
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since 12-15-1999
Posts 2211
California


3 posted 12-30-1999 12:48 AM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

I really like this poem, but the ending makes me want to kick this cowboy right over to AAA.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


4 posted 12-30-1999 01:44 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Grinning........or tomorrow we may live and wish we had died....sporting a major headache...lol.
devina
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since 10-28-1999
Posts 3189
Northern Cali


5 posted 12-30-1999 02:46 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I shall live it up right along with you hun, for this New Year's Eve is bound to be a blast!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Echo Rhayne
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since 09-17-99
Posts 1538
Canyon Country, CA


6 posted 12-30-1999 07:15 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Yet another great poem GS.  Very important thing to keep in mind!!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Meadowmuse
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since 12-27-1999
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7 posted 12-30-1999 08:58 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"The bubbly has an adderís bite,
Alas, too late I find."

...truer words are seldom penned, GS. This one is great, and takes the reader right to the source.
 
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