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This poem was inspired by Retta (Reindeer) McKenzie and her poem:
All My Mothers Children: Who Is He?
My mother was killed by a hit run drunk driver, so I have always spoke out about alcoholism. I only have one voice...let us all be heard.

Just one more drink
It will help me think
It might stop the pain
Think I'm going insane
My face reflected in the glass
Haunting images of my past
Liquid temptation beckoning me
Swirling lies of ecstasy

Just one more drink
How much deeper can I sink
It whispers it will set me free
As it burns its way inside of me
It spins its web beyond control
Intil it has my very soul
A thief I've let into my home
Robbing me of all I own..

Just one more drink...

Linda Hill 2003
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Reviewed by john zimmerman
good write--
for 28 years as a pastoral care giver i have worked with people who have lost their health nd freedom to booze. they have been business execs, clergy, farmers, shop keepers, first nations people, teachers, health care proffessionals, house wives ... the only thing that has changed if that they are younger and younger each year...

a nasty illness with no sure cure

again, good write

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Ahhh, Linda. You have a way of getting to the heart of the matter, and wringing emotion from it. Brilliant !
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
so sad, this write! so sorry about your mother being killed by a drunken driver. if it were not for that idiot, your mother would have probably still be living! so sad, linda! (((HUGS))) and love, your twin, karen lynn. >tears < :(
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Excellent Linda.....
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
I lived with it for nearly 10 years,,then divorced it,,then it took his life. He left behind 3 kids. The stuff is poisonious to the body. And they just don't get it...Great write Linda,,,Lisa
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Excess in anything is always wrong. Excellent poem.
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
My dearest Linda, I well know the perils of alchohol. Alchoholic from 12 to 50 I drank and drove; sometimes without even knowing that I was driving. Yes Angel, this is a serious problem. It was a miracle when I stopped drinking and this stopped my drunk driving. Many many are like me, and society
pays a terrible price. AA is the greatest thing an alcoholic has. Through AA people do
and can recover, if they can be honest with themselves. I love you and this is a wonderful article. You are brilliant and wonderful writer. Keep writing these fine constructive poems. And you will go far.
Release the negative problems in your life.
Bill xoxox
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
Wonderful Linda, though so sad and painful

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Linda, excellent but sad write. If only they knew the effects and the many lives that one extra drink could have they would think twice. Drunk driving laws, although, getting more severe are not nearly severe enough. Society keeps arming these habitual offenders and unleashing them upon them upon us. Hopefully if we ban together we can apply the pressure to control this bane.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Ah Linda, I am sorry if I brought back sad memories, My brother was a beautiful person, until he drank, then he became a monster that we feared so much, Your words here ring so true, He died at the age of 36 from his alcohol abuse...but he left many wounded people behind in his wake.

This was such an excellent poem, on this subject.

My heart goes out to you,

Reviewed by Tony Nerone
Good Morning Linda
Yikes, Booze is an enemy to everyone. It is a depressant.And who needs more depression? I love the vivid images in your poem, Linda. Excellent write of course.

Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
Never trust the bottle, it lies.
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