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Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Please, gimme a drink, mate, I wanna get drunk.
I gotta get wasted ‘til I fall down—kerplunk!
Forgetting my misery, if just for a while.
I’m feeling quite dizzy, but look at my smile.

 
I seek soothing solace in strange women’s arms.
I’ll turn up the humor while I turn on my charms.
I’ll bed 'em—not wed 'em—it helps me feel sane.
I’m drinking while thinking my life’s gone down the drain.

 
It’s often been said that the further away
a love—once removed—grows much fonder, each day.
But I gotta say that I truly do wonder...
does absinthe really cause aching hearts to grow fonder?

 

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Simon Bromley

Enjoyed this fantastic write.  Absinthe is lethal, i would know lol.

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Dean Kuch

Yeah, I have some right here that I purchased over the Christmas holidays from Great Britain, Simon.
Never had it before, it's very bitter.
It's also illegal to sell in the US.
You can't sell absinthe but you can sell weed.
Go figure, lol.
Thanks so much again for reading!
~Dean 🍸

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Dean Kuch

Thanks, Jill!
I'm really glad you enjoyed it (the poem, I mean, not the absinthe, heh-heh...)
~Dean 🤢😵

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Tony Taylor

Hey Professor!!.... so cool to see you back on the pages!!..... been gone a while myself and I'm quite happy to find you here...... I'm sure the whole site is happy you're here brother!!..... Absinthe is a heavy-duty favorite of mine... or at least it was when I was younger and could find it!!..... anyway...... cool read my friend!!......ALL STARS!!...... Love and Rockets!!.......T xo ✴😊✴👌

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Dean Kuch

Hey, Tony.
I purchased some from Great Britain over the holidays.
I'd never tasted it before--it's really bitter. It's even more sour than the lemons and limes I added to dress it up a bit.
It's got one helluva kick, too.
WHOA!
Thanks for checkin' this out, bro'
As always, I appreciate it!
Cheers!
~Dean 🍸
 

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sparrowsong

Hello Dean...

The Road does travel...

😊

What can't be sold can be a gift!!

Great word!!

Great write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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Dean Kuch

Thanks you, sparrowsong.
I really appreciate your comments.
Hugs!
~Dean ♥

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Cherie Sumner Taylor

Hey Dean....so freaking creative!  I love the play on the word "absinthe"....for "absence" ....lol   I am not so sure absinthe will make the heart grow fonder but maybe numbs the pain of life for awhile...lol  You have a very creative mind indeed....I enjoyed.  xo ;)

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Dean Kuch

I was talking to a girlfriend of mine one evening as we were headed to a coffee house near the University of Cincinnati to enter a poetry slam.
We started reciting poetry of some of our favorite authors in the car--verses we'd saved to memory--and I began reciting Annabelle Lee, by Poe.
She said, "You DO know he was a drunk and a drug addict, right, Dean? He was so hooked on absinthe and morphine I'm surprised he could write at all."
To which I responded, "Well, Andrea. Absinthe does make a bard's heart ponder."
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Heh-heh-heh...
Thanks so much again for reading, commenting, and listening to me ramble.
It's sincerely appreciated.
♥❤️~🕱Dean🕱~❤️♥
 

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Dean Kuch

Thanks for reading, Lisa.
You're very kind to do so.
Enjoy the weekend.
~Dean

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