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Waltzing With The Albatross
by A PAX
Friday, March 28, 2003

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Drunkenness is temporary suicide. ~Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness



WALTZING WITH THE ALBATROSS

Some souls have a history of which they are ashamed
Strangled by the albatross, with misery and blame
Some choose to hide their bitterness, behind a laughing face
Contoured to the occasion, habits become a brace

The hand around the bottle, lips upon the glass
Intoxication makes them mellow, problems can't harass
Anything to make the hurts of yesterday passe
Ease their hurts, cause others pain, forget about fairplay

Food, and sex, drugs and games, gamble till your broke
They do it all to excess, yet smile when they choke
It all becomes a habit, a pattern, and a dance
Waltzing with the Albatross, a suicide romance

Anita
June 25,2002

This is.....
Based on years of observation.....
Not a judgement on my part......
We are all our own judges from time to time...

(Thats a albatross mating dance in the photo)


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Reviewed by Jay G 3/31/2003
Its sad. Addictions are a ticket to tragedy. I deal with these types too though not so much in my family....Thank God.
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 3/29/2003
So glad I done all my heavy drinking when I was young so I don't need to do it now. I bought a case of beer before Christmas but haven't gotten around to opening it yet.
Reviewed by Madame X (Reader) 3/29/2003
Fantastic write.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/29/2003
Anita,
This is thought provoking and full of wisdom.
A wonderful poem. Like the others, I've missed you.
Chrissie x
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/28/2003
I love the title. And those are good observations. Addiction is an albatros...but one can fly like an eagle when they get it together. It's a joy to see.
~E
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/28/2003
Great write. So much truth here and the waltz is a habit!
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 3/28/2003
Very Nice Lady!
Jack
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 3/28/2003
Missed you, too!
Powerfully done and that last stanza really
punches the truth home...
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 3/28/2003
Dear Anita, I sure have missed you friend. I hope everything is well. Great provacative poem. Some people live a lifetime of addiction. They really never judge themselves truthfully.
I wrote The Queen of Laugh for you, if you want check it out.
God Bless You Anita, And Your Family Too.


Love
yf
tony:)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/28/2003
brilliant write...love the pic...missed your wonderful poetry;-)
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/28/2003
Great write Anita,
sounds like me, my only bad habit are casinos, and I do play till I am broke.
excellent write

William
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