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Another Tequila Sunrise

Updated on August 6, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia with my hubby, Martin & cat, Sid.

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.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Genna.

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      Genna East 4 days ago from Massachusetts, USA

      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!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Demas.

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

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      Martie Coetser 6 days ago from South Africa

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

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      Demas W Jasper 7 days ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Lost, until found. Good job here.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 8 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      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.

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      Eric Dierker 9 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 days ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Bill Holland 10 days ago from Olympia, WA

      Did you ever see that movie, with Michelle Pheiffer and Mel Gibson? Love that more Tequila Sunrises for this boy....but I do remember them.