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Another Tequila Sunrise

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


Another tequila sunrise,

found him bleary-eyed

and stubble-chinned,

he started to wonder -

how many more would kill him.

It was his routine,

to stumble about,

trying to remember

what day of the week it was,

trying to put together the pieces -

of his shattered life since she said good-bye.

Fool for falling in love,

cursing his stubbed toe,

he pulled on the cleanest jeans

and shirt he could find.

Then put on his rose colored glasses,

that let him walk about a world -

that seemed colorful if somewhat hazy.

He walked about streets,

lost and awash in a sea,

of uncaring faces,

remembering too many familiar places.

Her words still rung in his ears,

as she had cried crocodile tears,

something about needing a new life -

something about nothing he understood.

She had taken his heart,

so carelessly thrown it aside

and now he didn’t know where to hide,

the booze kept him numb,

it was the best he could be

and by the time the day was done,

he walked into an empty, cold house,

hoping he’d be dead -

before another tequila sunrise came shining on him.


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 13, 2017:

Thank you Genna.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on August 13, 2017:

I have to agree with Billybuc...that movie is the first thing I thought of with the title, "Tequila Sunrise" with Mel Gibson. I only partook of tequila once (I don't remember the sunrise part), and that was enough. What a great poem!

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 11, 2017:

Thank you Demas.

Unfortunately Martie it happen much too often and that is the saddest part.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on August 10, 2017:

Such a sad story presented in a beautiful poetic way. Why do people hurt each other like this? Pure selfishness!

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on August 09, 2017:

Lost, until found. Good job here.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 09, 2017:

That is true Eric. Always the one poison that is not a poison as such but kills anyway and along with it numbs all pain.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 08, 2017:

The elixir that kills the pain and yet allowing that pain to come back even more powerfully. I hope I never see another one.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 07, 2017:

Yes, that movie comes to mind. Tough thing to go through. Glad to know all you need now is love Bill.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 07, 2017:

Did you ever see that movie, with Michelle Pheiffer and Mel Gibson? Love that movie.....no more Tequila Sunrises for this boy....but I do remember them.

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