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The 13th Step
by Sue Hess

Thursday, August 21, 2003

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The 13th Step

I finished the 12 steps
Feeling real fine
90 in 90
without even wine
nothing to it I say
Iím clean,straight and strong
I can handle the world
What can go wrong
Go to the club?
God, I really donít know if I should
All that drinking and stuff
Canít be too good
Youíll go alone?
Well let me think]
I can go to a bar
Without having a drink
It just donít seem smart
When youíre dating a hunk
To let him out alone
Just to get drunk
So off to the club
Me looking sweet and cool
Him wearing those pants
God I almost drool
We sit at a table
I order a coke
Take out my Salems
And light up a smoke
Heís flirting with the waitress
While ordering his drink
She seems to know him
My heart starts to sink
She asks where heíd been
What he was up to
She ignored my completely
The way women do
When she walked away
I gave him that look
And knowing my baby
Thatís all it took
Donít even start, he said
With a growl
And 2 hours later
I threw in the towel
I watched from my table
While he played the room
Showing me he could do as he pleases
And do it with whom
I lasted awhile
Oh hell thatís I lie
I grabbed that b**** waitress
When she sashayed by
Bring me a beer
Whatever youíve got
And while youíre at it
Bring me a shot
Here we go again I said to myself
I know this game so well
Drunk tonight and sorry
Then 90 more days of hell

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Reviewed by June Thompson 9/17/2003
this was just brought up the other day...
im working my way up the ladder.. 13th indeed
never was a lucky number.. I saw a bus today.. number 13 to Normal.. made me laugh

much enjoyed
Reviewed by Sue Hess 8/22/2003
john bidwell, you are absolutely correct and luckily this was written from memory not from recent experience
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/22/2003
Wow this is an impressive poem, well penned, Sue.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/21/2003
Geez sounds a lil bit like me after one to many arguing with myself there in the Indeed this is a great, clever crafted write!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 8/21/2003
Sue, great write! Stay kewl!
Reviewed by John Bidwell 8/21/2003
Wow, what a ride...but too sad.
This packs a lot of powerful "Life stuff."
It just burns me up that there are so many angels out there trying to hold on to creeps.
Super write.
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 8/21/2003
Wow, Sue! You can't make this up, can you? Great write. Hope it's fiction.
Best regards,
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