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New Year's Evil

Updated on April 21, 2016
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Stella writes poems and short stories and has published a selection of these on HubPages.

Here's to your health

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Raise a glass?

Heavy clink of glasses
Too delicate to be smashed
Together this clumsily,
Some soon to be shattered.
Champagne spurting liberally;
Inebriated guests caught up
In the spirit of the moment.

‘More wine?
We'll open another box.
Beer? G and T?
What?
A cup of tea?
You can't be serious!’

Why ever not?
Why not raise even an empty glass
If the sentiment is genuine?
Surely more meaningful
If your guest is still sober.
Better that cup of tea
Than a hypocritical toast to good health
And down another pint
Send you on your way,
‘One for the road,’
Fumbling for car keys
And soon to die.


© 2014 Stella Kaye

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      Stella Kaye 2 weeks ago from UK

      Thanks for your comment, Brittany, There are quite a few of my poems on HubPages along with most of my articles but I also have a poetry anthology. Here's a link to one of my poems on there. I post them on Facebook occasionally but it's very hard to promote poetry.

      http://stellakayespoetryblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/0...

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      Stella Kaye 2 weeks ago from UK

      Thanks for your comment, Brittany, There are quite a few of my poems on HubPages along with most of my articles but I also have a poetry anthology. Here's a link to one of my poems on there. I post them on Facebook occasionally but it's very hard to promote poetry.

      http://stellakayespoetryblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/0...

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      Brittany Johnson 2 weeks ago

      I need to read more of your poems!