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Scotch...On the Rocks

June 27, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


Is there anything
in this world than can deaden
the pain of sorrow—

and masquerade the
jagged scars left by remorse
and regret—and

numb the migraines caused
by fickle love? If not, I’ll
have Scotch…on the rocks.


The author's comments:
Drinking doesn't take away problems. It only adds more.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 6:35 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

HELLO, WINSCONSIN! Thank you, brah, for sharing that with me and everyone else. I appreciate your reading this poem and commenting on it. I'm flattered that Krasota wrote a poem inspired by this poem. As long as you're sober and I'm sober—WE'RE ALL ALRIGHT, WE'RE ALL ALRIGHT! 

on Jul. 27 2013 at 11:17 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hello Wisconsin! I mean.. Mckay! Well, you know Krasota wrote a poem inspired by this one, so I decided I should check this one out. Your author's comment is as brilliant as the poem. My grandfather was an alcoholic (sober for 20 years now) and I know from what my mom has said about how he was that I don't ever want to feel that I need to drink away my problems. And it makes me sad that some people do feel that way and even sadder that some people can't stop feeling that way. But you truly did an exceptional job with this poem.. this was not one to be dragged out or exaggerated.. it only needed a few lines, a bit like some people who drink, they only need a few minutes to make an inane decision like up and deciding that drinking will help them out, nothing to drag out, just a quick decision. Ya know what I'm saying? I love the fact that you used the word fickle! And like always, the ending is well done, my friend!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 16 2013 at 3:00 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

THANK YOU, KRASOTA! And so true.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 16 2013 at 2:57 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you so much, Waistband. I appreciate it.

Waistband GOLD said...
on Jul. 13 2013 at 7:25 pm
Waistband GOLD, Hudson Falls, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong." Robin Williams

Dude I love it. This poem is very moving. I'm really enjoying looking through your work. :)

on Jul. 12 2013 at 5:45 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

THANK. YOU. That's what I'm sayin'. If you want to drown your sorrows away with happiness, you won't find it in the bottom of a bottle. Great job!


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