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Brandie

Updated on October 5, 2013

Brandie Barrett

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Well, I’ve tasted every brew

From the foulest rot-gut

To the finest wine

I’ve drank white lightnin’

And homemade ale

As a teen, Boone’s Farm

Was my favorite kind


Oh, Blackberry Ridge

Was quite a dandy

But that sweet nectar taste

Couldn’t compare to my Brandie


I’ve had exotic drinks

From faraway lands

Oscar, Absinthe, and Mojo

I’ve drank from steins

Beer-bongs and flaming shot glasses

And Dos Equis bottles

In Ol’ Mexico


Oh, those drinks were spicy

And were quite dandy

They burned going down

But were never as hot as Brandie


Wedges of lime on salt rimmed glasses

Tiny red umbrellas

Strewn on the floor

With cherries and olives

And a pyramid chant

One tequila, two tequila

Three tequila, four


Those classy martini glasses

Sure are dandy

But none have curves

Quite like my Brandie


Jack Daniels and Jim Beam

Vodka and Gin

Have taken my breath away

But here comes the punch

That will knock me for a loop

Intoxicate, inebriate

Make me stagger and sway


And tomorrows hangover

Will be quite a dandy

Because tonight I'm going to

Drown myself in Brandie


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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, wordswithlove.

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      Neetu M 3 years ago from USA

      So refreshingly intoxicating your Brandie must be! None of those others could possibly compare to her - wonderful poem, Wayne!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Romeo. I appreciate the gesture and the kind words.

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      " To Wayne & Brandie! " * raising a glass( well, actually a cup of tea, as it's only 6:30 a.m. ) * May she long continue to be the only draught you'll ever need. Great tribute.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I appreciate the compliment, Catherine. Brandie is also a Southern California girl. me, I'm from the exotic region of California: Bakersfield! : )

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      Catherine Tally 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      How sweet it is- both your poem and true love!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Anna.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much for the kind compliment, Alice.

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Your lady and your work are really very cool. Voted up and beautiful Mr Barrett.

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      Alice Ann Day 4 years ago

      I love this. What a beautiful couple. Your Brandie sure is gorgeous. Love the photos.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Deb. Glad I could bring a smile to your face.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      What a great way to make an old sentimental soul like me smile. Good work.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Hmm. Odd combo, but I bet they taste great!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank You, Sha. Yes, she has been the subject of my paintings and now the subject in my poetry. For that she made me chocolate cupcakes with bacon!!! : p

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh yes, Wayne. Being in love with one's spouse has to be the most wonderful state-of-being there is!

      Ratings and scores: it's a matter of what one considers valuable, isn't it?

      ;-)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you so much, Jamie.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Nellieanna. Yes, I confess...I am in love! : )

      (Of course Hubpages has decided that this isn't quality work so it's not featured. It's becoming a trend.)

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      What a sweet poem for your lady, Wayne. And of course, the song fits perfectly. Your lady must be very proud to be the subject of one of your awesome poems!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Martin.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      What a great poem of love, excellent song well crafted and awesome. Jamie

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks Eric. I need those tips because Hubpages pays way below minimum wage!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for the visit, Sandy.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Vincent. I enjoyed doing this one and have thought many times about doing a piece with her name in reference to other spirits. We are very fortunate and know that we have a great relationship. She is my saving angel!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Vincent is right, Wayne! When you find him/her who fills and thrills your life and heart, hold on and don't let go as long as you both shall live!! I love this praise of your beautiful Brandie who is all that for you! What a perfect song for it!

      You're a great looking couple!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      There is a class to this poem. thank you

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Fine piece of work that is --- oh so sorry I meant Brandie, the poem so so lol

      I am really really a cheap bastard but I had to tip well on this with a rare Awesome

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      Sandy Smith 4 years ago

      I was thinking all along that your wife's name had to be Brandie. Great photos and a fun-loving poem.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Your a sweet looking couple and I can see such love in your faces. I loved that song, I use to play it all the time back then. I love the name Brandie as well. Yes nothing quite measures up to the person who is LOVE in our lives, if your fortunate to have found her/him then you are a blessed person for sure. Hang on for life, the ride will be one hell of a bucking good one that will last for both your lifetimes. I loved the rhythm of this piece Wayne, I could hear the music in year dear poet. Bravo, Applause. Tweeted and shared.

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