My Companion

Never before would I have thought that whiskey

Would have such power as to whisk me

Away from myself, away from having to think too much

How easy it is to get lost in its magic touch

There is no need for tears

When my only companion whiskey is here

It already knows, no secrets have I to reveal

And, anyway, whiskey makes it all seem surreal

It doesn't feel I cling too tight

When I feel desperate and too alone to fight

It's just a welcome warmth that spreads

Until I find some much needed rest

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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

Hello!

this is so sad to feel this way. I want to send a big hug and blessings for a happy thanksgiving. I hope you have what you need and you don't need the things you have. Looking forward to reading a more cheerful poem.

Because you write so beautifully. And you are a beautiful person who deserves to be thanked for all your contributions to the world of writing and the family of authors. ((((((((((( shanmarie ))))))))))))))))


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Jo! It's just a poem, but thanks so much for your kind words. I'm a bit like Olaf from "Frozen"- I love warm hugs!

I will be at work for nine hours today, starting bright and early and even earlier for black Friday. But, I am thankful to have a job. Wishing good things back at ya this Thanksgiving and beyond!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Very impressive poem Sanmarie. When what you write convinces people it is personal you know it has succeeded.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Just plain old fantastic. Heart wrenching, especially with the video. It is a rare talent to write such a personal feeling poem. It will remind me to make a call out to those who suffer.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

beautiful poem, not everyone could write good poems


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

You captured the allure of booze very nicely here. Well done, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Jodah!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Eric, if you are reminded to do that, that is a good thing. I'm happy to inspire good.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks so much peachpurple. I am glad you like the way I write.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Bill. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones as well!


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Companion whiskey is definitely meeting needs in the poem. Wish it had a human rival for the addict's attention. That helps. Thanks for this thought provoking image.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for reading and commenting, MsDora. Unfortunately, sometimes even a human rival is a hard match for the whiskey companion.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Ah, yes, that whiskey companion does give one the illusion of being a great companion, when in reality it brings nothing but more depression on and further it will take one down into that deep dark pit, where it truly loves to dwell with its other companions ... self-loathing, isolation, fear, darkness (absent the light) and so on. It is certainly a false companion or one would be wise to not go there to find such a companion.

Hugs, peace and blessings


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Faith Reaper. Wise words - a false companion indeed.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I enjoyed your whiskey poem. I once too had the inspiration to write a poem that had whiskey in it.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Is it on HubPages, Rasma? I'd love to read it.

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