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Alcoholics Unanimous' Solemn Pledge: A Humorous Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.


Accept what life offers and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.

-- Paulo Coelho

"Let there be light!" said almighty god

and beer got created smooth and "light"

with all drunk believers giving it their nod

once more delighted with their god's might.

We sober ones may call them losers

maybe merely jealous about their highs

scared to enlist among all happy boozers

our excuses being filled with some cheap lies.

So, let those rivers flow of that blessed wine

that nectar from gods and goddesses alike

what's more noble goal than feeling fine

achieving that outlandish mood spike.

Those taking care of national wellbeing

should be people with "spirited" vision

spirits guide them to easier agreeing

and no happy drunk causes division.

And those marital issues cease to exist

as no couples ever argue over their full glass

it's just impossible to make a drunk spouse pissed

whenever that "Cheers!" feels divine like Sunday mass.

The more we're intoxicated the easier we follow

let our bottle stash remain our holy shrine

even with heads pickled and hollow

let us stick to our good wine.

© 2022 Val Karas