Pages tagged with Alcoholism

Among the vices or bad habits that family members must avoid because they are harmful to family's health are drinking alcohol, smoking, and taking carbonated beverages like sodas or soft drinks.
Alcoholism has been one of the major impediments to self-actualization. At some point, alcohol ruins countless lives and continue to wreck the lives of many
I examine Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado" with particular attention to the exchanges between Montresor and Fortunato, concluding that Montresor represents Poe's own alcoholism.
When you have lived life, like I have, there are plenty of regrets, so many in fact that you will never remember all them, but you will forever be thankful for the woman who stood by you, who had faith in you. I really don't think you will need pictures for these words...Thanks for re...
This book is not only a family heirloom, It is also a light that I am hoping shall shine in the lives of all those who read it. This is an amazing true story of one family's search for meaning and triumph even in adversity.
A little snack for those who dig the bars. Have you ever been 86'd? I'll bet you have, you being a strong American with conviction as well as a cast-iron liver . . .
Drinking alcohol to function?Cycles repeating themselves?Does this poem ring a bell?Inspired by a very dear friend.
~life is full of possibilities~success measured by survival~a future depending on lessons learned such as~fire tempers the spirit~ice applies a cold edge to it~fear may be the only damned thing you have left~that bit thing that means you’re alive~catastrophe can make heroes out of a...
~3 legged bunny in your pocket~an underwater experience~considering pleasure~bend over in the bedroom closet~wondering your shoes~who is that behind you~flip-flops or tennies~feels good your feet burn~downtown a hundred degrees~there you are naked~blank-eyed & stiff~window shopping~pr...
~momma stood in line half a day~after waiting an hour for the bus~it was sixteen degrees but had stopped snowing~wasn’t much left in the santa claus shop~she did the best she could with her certificates~the elves were tired but wrapped the presents~she picked up her sad little load~...
~counterfeit echoes~when it is your turn on the table~hear that other screaming again~realize it is you~going to the pit where words go to die~is it here~it is everywhere~but is it here~it is nowhere~we’ll follow the trail of dying~words to the game room~poets laughing~smoking tar o...
~we were rat pickers my brother & me~folks didn’t throw much out where we lived~we kept our eyes out for move-outs & evictions~scored our first radio flyer~it was rusty & didn’t have wheels~a jewel in the rough to us~we hid it under the house~behind tumbleweeds & rags~took the rea...
~momma was a soldier~she stood five feet very tall~protective of her tiny army~made of the stuff of first rank~no stranger to front line engagement~attended by pride & integrity~stepped forward into the fray~ever aware that survival was all she could ever hope to gain~momma was a sold...
~I did a lot of getting even in my dreams~bit the hand that fed me~slapped the face that kissed me~I met the other face there~the one wish/willing to die~loath to surrender~its eyes howled~its reek of breath offended me~the me it was & I just ran away~until next time~paladin bounty hu...
speaking to creativity~relative to diminished capacity~specifically sight & sound~one is afforded a unique opportunity~to see & hear perceptively what others don't~of necessity to make it a bit of one’s own~speaking to survival~relative to the above noted diminished capacities~one ...
~that way-down place where fear is born~a parasite gnawing at your bowels~places to go & things to do~behaviors to learn & practice~whether you like it or not poor boy~you tough it out with the other prisoners~but guards teachers administrators~big shots all they demand respect~in the...
~I believed in angels when I was a boy~male angels & female angels~in the flesh with wings of kindness~nice folks who did a lot of suffering on their own~none of the angels I met could save me~they were tragic & could barely save themselves~what they did is save me from myself~taught ...
~Jackie took stuff from people~Daddy accused him of being a born thief~I don’t believe any of us are a born anything~you get your ass kicked enough~go hungry suffer forget about hope~or never learn it in the first place~that’s what you are if you manage to stay alive~let somebody...
~thirty years later~I took a friend looking for ‘gone fishing’~a song by bing crosby~the man’s dad had died~he wanted to play the song at his funeral~went to have a drink at the bar~sat there with his motorcycle friends~they took us outside & made a human circle~around us & told...
~punishment for getting caught~rarely equals the value of booty~jackie never seemed to get that~I suppose the joy of the score~getting’ over on ‘em once in a while~that made it all worth it to him~like setting things on fire~just to watch ‘em burn~you got the inside information~...
~never have had much use for cops~judges badges guns & lawyer types~they throw you out~kick you when you’re down~try to get that protect & serve thing~with your wrists manacled~sittin’ in the back seat with no door handles~right is always on their side~all consideration as to who ...
ain’t got no place to go~I’m just a ten-year-old kid~wondering about stabbing myself in the bellybutton~like those Chinese ninja guys~I lie about god~I ain’t saved~poor folk don’t get saved~they get used~back stabbed~double crossed~I understand kids that kill their parents~kid...
Addiction is one of the worst monkey's you could ever have on your back; I chronicle my experiences as a writer in hopes of inspiring another person to get help -- to let them know that it doesn't have to be a fatal diagnosis.
~a twenty dollar bill~mirrored accomplice~brittle victory~pick ‘em up & lay ‘em down~running away~gimme a smoke & a double shot~give the kid a coke~walking back~I am a western man~a badass smokin’ gun~we gotta get outa here~find some money~a cannon~twenty dollar bill~learn ‘em...
~take a sneak peek~poke your eyes around the corner~ice picks & thumb screws~devil gonna getcha boy~bleeding marble eyes~c’mon be a witness~ya got trust issues man~better deal with that~what the hell’s the matter with you~sucker punch~
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