The Thinker and The Drinker

He was always wishful thinking

Stymied only by his drinking

Oh the thoughts his mind did throttle

To be washed away by that next bottle

If only he could see the truth

Not hide behind one hundred proof

Let those thoughts be free and clear

Instead of drowning them with beer

A mind so brilliant and so pure

Yet serenity for him, obscure

Those wishful thoughts, they cause him pain

Like blood or wine they leave a stain

So to drink he will maintain

To quiet his ever thoughtful brain

 

2019

◄ He Plays Guitar

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Fred Nicholson

Sun 27th Oct 2019 22:40

Lisa, this is a beautiful work. I see this as a universal truth. Drink is only one escape many of us use, to obscure clarity. Clarity may mean standing alone against worldly hypnotism.
Indeed, a beautiful work.
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Philipos

Sun 27th Oct 2019 17:12

So sad if true - have worked with so many who fitted this category - perhaps it was their wit that distorted their personalities. You put this very well indeed. 😕

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