Martin O'Neill

Rookie - 4 Points (20-06-1958 / Solihull, Birmingham, England)

Glen's Vodka


Vodka, the cheaper bottle from the corner shop in
A clear bottle, you can see the wallpaper
Through it on the other side of
The world.
The dream world where
Children are happy and Daddy plays
With them on Saturday and doesn't go
Betting on a Saturday
To find his missing lucky
Streak that has been given to someone
Else who was lucky coming from a
Happy home, a Nice home,
Where daddy didn't go
Betting on a Saturday
To find his missing..

LOOK! I've had it hard!
OK?
ok?
?
Goodnight Glen.
Sleep Tight.

Submitted: Friday, March 23, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 6,601 Points Lyn Paul (12/17/2012 12:51:00 AM)

    If only what if.... Our lives could have been just so much better. Yet from our upbringings we are now giving so much to others that we could never have done without lifes experiences. Love your honesty (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gone Away (4/23/2012 2:12:00 PM)

    I agree the repetition works well with the addictive behaviour...this is great. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (4/11/2012 6:25:00 PM)

    Gritty fabulous, honestyand how it exists.. tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 516 Points Juan Olivarez (4/5/2012 11:42:00 AM)

    Very sad poem, so very well written it brings melancholy along with it. Good write Martin. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 334 Points Patti Masterman (3/30/2012 12:04:00 AM)

    Gosh I feel like I've stumbled onto a classic I never laid eyes on before..better keep this out to show the company..this is grade A clear vodka, all the way from the Ukraine! Just wonderful..keep on writing! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,098 Points Lawrence Beck (3/24/2012 6:12:00 AM)

    A very sad, effective poem. I can hear the television droning in the background. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shadow Girl (3/24/2012 2:29:00 AM)

    W.O.W.......could read this over and over and still devle deaper into its meaning..great write.
    -SG (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,120 Points Diane Hine (3/23/2012 6:45:00 PM)

    Sad reflective poem- clever repetition. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,653 Points Dave Walker (3/23/2012 5:10:00 PM)

    Another fantastic poem, a great write. (Report) Reply

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