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Alcoholism
by John H Bidwell
Thursday, June 02, 2005
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Alcoholism

Dark forces have created a disease
That even blocks an angelís heart from reason.
Unnoticed flying freely through the breeze
Weíre innocent participants of treason.

There are some heroes fighting what is done
As this disease keeps spreading more and more
With government enforcing how itís run
A plague is spread about from shore to shore.

Can we allow without the slightest pause
The good of man to be so contradicted?
Can we believe it justified because
There are some folks who will not be afflicted?

Can it be worth the horrors and the fears?
The draining sore of human lives laid waste?
Can it be worth one battered daughterís tears?
To keep a germ because you like itís taste?

We really know down deep inside whatís right.
True angels know when blood is on our hands.
So thanks, but Iíll just have a diet Sprite-
And hope the one who joins me understands.

John H. Bidwell



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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 9/29/2013
One day at a time.

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/8/2010
Hot chocolate with a large dollop of whipped cream for me John.
I have not written but once today. Here I am reading poetry because I'm having withdrawal symptoms.
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Linda Hill 11/13/2005
My dear friend, I've seen alcoholism destroy too many families. It's a horrible disease. One thing I have learned. The alcoholic has to be the one to WANT to quit....it's their decision. No matter how badly we want it for them, the choice is theirs. God bless, sweet friend.

~Linda
Reviewed by Sue Hess 6/10/2005
it isn't always even the taste, when i first started drinking, i hated the taste of most alcohol but i learned too well to handle the taste...alcoholism is a terrible disease but it can be beat...i'm proof
Reviewed by jude forese 6/9/2005
it's unfortunate how a particular political lobby can influence the government and allow such an addictive poison on the market ...

potent and well written ...
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 6/9/2005
Such a well written and powerful write! Clap, clap, clap!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/9/2005
Ah Yes John, This has claimed far to many lives, excellent and so powerfully written,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 6/4/2005
This brings back memories of my beer drinking days.
I'm glad there are over with.
I love diet pop now, I drink it all day.

A fine write


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/4/2005
A most powerful message, John. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/3/2005
Well said!!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/3/2005
Oh this hits home for sure!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/3/2005
YOu are so right with this one, I think there are very few among us who have not experienced the horror of this disease first hand or through someone we care about. Great write on a frightening subject.

Felix
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 6/2/2005
excellent write!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/2/2005
Superb write , on a touchy subject, John!

eileen
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/2/2005
i don't drink, but i can understand the pain of alcoholism. my sister used to drink like a fish, but thank GOD she came to her senses; she's been sober over 20 years now! i am so proud of her! well done, john!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/2/2005
John,

I'll join you for a Diet Coke (that's my addiction). :) I can relate--alcohol is an insidious addiction. I gave it up 23 years ago. :) Don't desire it at all any more...now if I could give up these damn smokes....

An excellent, potentially life saving write. :) Thank you, Sir!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
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