Blaine Strong


Giving Thanks - Poem by Blaine Strong

There wasn't a turkey, but plenty of booze
No family either, paint on my shoes
This was supposed to be Thanksgiving but I'm seeing no thanks, remnants of roaches on moms broken plates.
Dad said if I wanted food get a job, can I borrow the van dad?
Get your own shit he mutters, tossing me a cold Bavarian ale.
To think I once had my shit together...
It'll get better, she could love you if you'd let her.
No, no, no I'm trying to forget her.
I wish I was a foreigner, I need a pace change steadfast, this flag waving makes me weary.
I sell poems a nickel a pop books a dollar.
I wish I could sell my looks, I wish I were old and grey.
Toronto international, should have been there yesterday...

Topic(s) of this poem: holiday


Comments about Giving Thanks by Blaine Strong

  • Thomas Plotz (3/29/2016 7:11:00 PM)


    I use to sell poems and songs Blaine. (Report) Reply

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  • Souren Mondal (2/11/2016 5:20:00 AM)


    [...]I wish I was a foreigner, I need a pace change steadfast, this flag waving makes me weary.

    I sell poems a nickel a pop books a dollar.

    I wish I could sell my looks, I wish I were old and grey.[...]

    Many a times, I feel exactly like that. A sad and powerful write Blaine.. Thank you mate..
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  • Kera Ann (11/30/2015 10:29:00 PM)


    Damn... that was powerful. If you published your work i would surely pay to read it. Please don't stop writing. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Plotz (11/29/2015 6:34:00 PM)


    Wow - It feels like I lived that moment. Sad (Report) Reply

    Blaine Strong Blaine Strong (11/30/2015 11:03:00 PM)

    Thank you :)

  • Thomas Case (11/27/2015 1:35:00 PM)


    good poem Blaine......Love the booze soaked imagery......reminds me of my Thanksgivng. (Report) Reply

    Blaine Strong Blaine Strong (11/27/2015 1:37:00 PM)

    Thanks my brother! Love your writing as well.

  • (11/25/2015 8:02:00 PM)


    One of my absolute favorites by you (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/25/2015 5:52:00 PM)


    a sad perspective, in a well penned, 'Strong' write..
    Thanks for sharing, Blaine and.. (pardon me) .. HAPPY Thanksgiving to you..
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    Blaine Strong Blaine Strong (11/25/2015 6:09:00 PM)

    Salutations Fabrizio, love the name! I'll make sure to stop by and visit your words as well.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/25/2015 5:23:00 PM)


    Wonderful sharing on holiday. Very amazing poem shared with reality of expression...10 (Report) Reply

    Blaine Strong Blaine Strong (11/25/2015 6:08:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for the positive comment! I'll be sure to stop by and read some of your works as well.
    Much love from Florida!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015



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