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A bottle of Yesterday
by Georg E Mateos

Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Don't embark on a desert thousand mules journey with thirst or with tired feet.
Don't enter the forever Hell with hope or a pure soul free of sin.
Don't do it if you don't carry a bottle...of yesterday.

Days then, were drops that you kept in
a bottle you carried into the life’s desert,
where carcases of old illusions
were sacattered here and there,
their bones whitening under
the watchful sun of criticism
and a breeze of malice that’s unfair.
Like with time-old bad wine,
bitterness will settle in its bouqué,
to remain your palate that
the grapes of wrath
wasn’t meant to have a flair,
just a Golgotah kind of vinegar
on your parched lips,
it couldn’t be much more fair.
Bare foot we were born and with
the first second we came up for air,
if we were lucky we would have
a mother offering warm milk
from her breast,
if not…
it will be a bottle of tasteless nothing,
the only thing that in a hurry could spare.
For many a thirsty people,
life is like a barren merciless desert,
where they have nothing but to drink
from a bottle of Yesterdays.


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Reviewed by beta mpka (Reader) 1/8/2012

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/29/2009
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 8/22/2009
Here speaks a man with experience from the ages; the sadness in the "bottle of Yesterdays" is naught for sipping, methinks. Beautiful written, Georg!!
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/20/2009
WOWwwwwwwwww! I am floored!
YOU write stunning Georg!
YOU have entered my heart with your heartfelt verses!
To remain there forever!
I will keep this, SAD as it is, but a Melancholy feeling for ME!
It's your writing style I am truly amazed!!!!!!!!Thought provoking and Mind numbing!

Blessings and Peace, Purple_Passion_Pulsing, SHEExooo
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/19/2009
I think this is one of your best poems. How could anyone with any life experience at all not be touched and challenged by this deeply philisophical and thought provoking write?
Reviewed by Ankin Timourian 8/18/2009
I am speachless, I want to say so much, but can't...very insightful and thought provoking poem.
I think you should throw away the bottle of Yesterday and get a new one, a bottle of Present Time...full of friendship,joy and pleasant surprises...
Love, Ankin
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/18/2009
Your talented pen has written a masterful piece here, makes me feel so sad, but it is a true keeper for me...

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/18/2009
...such sadness that leaves a bad taste on palate indeed....moving Georg..masterfully written that tugs the heart strings.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/18/2009
An interesting gist in this
and the simile of Christ on
the cross being offered the sponge
soaked in vinegar touched me deeply
Superb Title Edvard
Blessings ...
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/18/2009
Georg, I sob as I read this poem. I so feel what you are saying here, I am trying so hard to find where my heart is...I feel lost in a land of strangers and insecure people who just don't get it. I fear that I may be slowing losing myself. I need to go somewhere that my heart can relearn how to love again.
I understand where this poem is coming from, I live this and I try really hard not to live in the past but it does come back to haunt you every now and again.
Much love to you dear friend,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 8/18/2009
well done, a keeper for sure, LadyJ
Reviewed by Ray { The Great Canadian Buzzard } 8/18/2009
Wonderful write Georg, I bow to greatness

Funny you should speak of no water, I have no water here today
I will have to change the pump I guess
All my yesterdays are pretty dry LOL
Have a great day
The Buzzard
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/18/2009
Your wisdom saturates me when I read poems
like this that you write with such eloquence!
Thank you!
Reviewed by Dixie Dawn Michelle 8/18/2009
This is a neat picture of our human's condition. To comment on this poem would take probably one year with "A bottle of Yesterday" on the table to compare and to dare to say what one realy knows.

I like the read poems of this magnificence, for they challenge my creative inner mind. "A bottle of Yesterday" is an eternal lamp. Blessed be the author.

Most respectfully,

Dixie Dawn Michelle
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 8/18/2009
Very well penned once again Georg. Leaves me feeling a bit sad. Not everyone learns to play the cards they are dealt but those who do soon discover that even those who have the best of cards can waste them foolishly and end up being the losers. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 8/18/2009
You on that Captain Morgans Rum again Georg? Of course in somewheres good water, or mothers milk is hard to find, or even cows milk for that matter, I would dare say, it's the same with love. You my friend have suffered a long dry spell and wandered many deserts full of bleached carcasses, but life can be like a pendulum, it's either all or nothing, and only a fraction of a second is it ever perfect.
I feel you'll be on the upswing from now on, you have felt the low.
Love! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 8/18/2009

Great poem about life.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/18/2009
Wonderful writing, Georg; just superb! Well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :)
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/18/2009
Philosophical, yes....perhaps even a bit sad....and your last lines say much, but I believe that we need to always move ahead to enjoy what life we have left to live. Beautiful piece, Georg.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/18/2009
such a well written piece-
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/18/2009
A wonderful write that says so much Georg. I believe you have made us all think back to that bottle of yesterday.Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 8/18/2009
VERY NICE, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/18/2009
An amazing write my friend, reminds me of one of my favorite songs of the sixties....Time In A Bottle. Always loved that song and I love this current write of yours too Georg///well done.
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/18/2009
Somber philosophy from the ancient mariner.

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