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A Glass Lays Empty

Updated on February 26, 2014

Once It Was Filled

To the very brim

What a drink it was

Ah a drink to die for

That was told to have cured everything from bunions to burping

I could not wait

For it would sparkle in the light

Bubble and foam at the same time

Could I please have the drink

That's all that people talk about

So sorry this drink is for someone else

But I insisted

Please I have waited longer than anyone

Last time it was promised to me

Well can't I ....

I told you before go away

This drink is not a drink to be wasted on the likes of you

It is for someone far more important

But you see this drink is not for me

It is for a dear friend

Who is sick and may die

Be gone

Off with ya

Before I call the police

For I have done nothing wrong

I will pay all I have

Which is double what you ask

I am tempted but one I can not take

Here comes my good fellow

A man staggered in

Barely walking and swearing in such a loud voice

I have come for my drink

You have it or you will pay for it with your hide

Yes sir it is here

This time the drink was crystal clear in color

With a light reddish tint at the top

This young man offered to pay double


Who are you ?

I live in town

My name is Burt Fimore

I am the bakers son

So you want to have this drink ?

That is told to cure all ?

I have traveled three days to get here

What do you have to offer ?

I can afford to pay double and pay for your traveling expenses back

Why is this drink so important to you ?

A good friend of mine is very sick and I am sure this will make him well

I see

In offer I can't refuse

There will be another drink in a week

I can wait

I wanted this drink for a whole different purpose


I have been a heavy drinker all my life

I have drank in every bar at every corner all over town

I start drinking in the morning when I awake

Then I don't stop until I pass out with a drink still in my hand

The noble thing for me to do

Is give this drink to you

The young man sighed with relief

But today is going to be no different

Unless I drink this drink

To cure my drinking

So I have pity on you good fellow and your friend in such a grave condition

Down the hatch

Without a second to waste

The old timer with a three day old scruffy beard

Took one big Gulp


I should of waited

This drink did nothing

He turned to the beady eyed man sitting on his left

I will take one hundred times my money like you have promised

You are nothing but a crook

Then I will take drinks on the house

Instantly the man looked foggy eyed and dazed

He shook his head and took one step off his stool

Then dropped dead

The drink stopped his drinking alright

Sometimes it is better to wait for the next drink

Don't you think


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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick You know I will try anything to see one more smile. You have been a long time reader of all my good and bad stories. I am proud to say I have had fifty percent good. I keep practicing my writing and I am trying to read faster so I can read so many other hubs. Every thought leaves me to a story then I get swept away just like a wave. So with that I give you one big wave and till we meet again have an incredible day.Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      Adore your attitude to life and your sense of humour.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee You summed it up perfectly. I will drink to that. Will it be water or juice?I know I can't handle the hard stuff so I don't even try.Dim Flaxenwick This was one story that the words flowed so fast I couldn't type fast enough to put it on paper. There are different people saying different things. Even a person telling the story.I don't know how to even write that. I could even see the way each person talked with different tones and accents. Stranger than normal.I just hope people could follow it along and know what was really going on. Thanks to all of you who hung in there to the end. Have a beautiful day and may you chase your dreams. My dreams have escaped if any one sees them please call 1 800 dream on.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      What an incredible tangled web of brilliance.!!!!!!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was incredible. Alas the poor fellow. In other words woe to the person whose best friend's name is Al Cohol.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Michael=Milec It is amazing how we can have so many choices to do almost anything. If we make the wrong choice it can come back to haunt us time an time again. We have the power until we give in and then something else controls our actions. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      Hi Dream-On, Yes to your question. How important it is to have strength to control own desire, own body with own brain. Most of the people are strong enough not to yield- until a "friend" comes with demonic temptation, " why don't you try?". After the first sip - I've been told- alcohol is in control asking for company. . .

      Beautiful and interesting.

      Have a great week.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      DDE What if there was a drink that could cure any ailment? What would people pay for such a drink ? Would one drink solve all your problems or just create more. Do people drink to escape the world and the life they live ? Creating a funny story that makes us think. It is always nice to see other views from so many different angles. Thank you for your reading my stories and commenting.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Alcohol consumption plays with people's minds. Interesting thoughts from you.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      jhamann One drink can be so powerful. That's all you can think of. Trying to mix humor and reality.Thank you for your comments that make worth writing each story special.What is the temperature in Reno NV now?How much fun it would be to get away from the snow.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      I too have been a heavy drinker. What an incredible poem, I weaved through like a drive in the mountains. What a great drive. Jamie