s./j. goldner

Rookie (March 2nd,1984 / USA)

Happy Hour - Poem by s./j. goldner

my dad hides his whiskey

in the toy closet
beside the plastic planes
and under the fake grenades

he hides the gin

beneath the book shelves
where Frank and Joe Hardy
catch their first underage

the vodka

he gently places
behind the outside freezer
next to boxes, crates and forgotten chores

but the scotch,

the scotch he keeps near the kitchen
to grab on his way
..............................to the nuts in the cupboard.

Comments about Happy Hour by s./j. goldner

  • Margaret Alice (9/14/2007 6:05:00 AM)

    My dad used to keep his vodka in the garage, and as the day progressed, so his mood progressed - today I understand why; and if I were him, I would have downed a bottle of vodka a day! Sometimes we just have to feel better; even if our livers complain, kind regards, Margaret. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/23/2007 5:29:00 PM)

    The hierarchy is almost subliminal - why there for that? In final analysis it is only a matter of tidiness. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2007 2:54:00 PM)

    Most drinkers always think they are hiding their liquor, but most family members know exactly where all the hiding places are. Good work. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2007 6:17:00 AM)

    Woa! This is flashback territory. And said how I would have said it, HAD I have said it. Now I can't. You ARE a little thought pincher, aren't you? Brilliantly done, (well, I DID say it was how I would have done it....) S x (Report) Reply

  • (7/15/2006 11:44:00 AM)

    Scotch is the answer! Now, what was the question? ! Esra. (Report) Reply

  • (5/25/2006 12:19:00 AM)

    Water in scotch? Absolutely not! Fish defecate in water. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/22/2006 8:46:00 AM)

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  • (5/22/2006 7:37:00 AM)

    My dad did the same, do you not, water his drinks down a bit? we did, nice poem dave xxx (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2006 9:49:00 AM)

    i like how this turned out, Sus. a seemingly objective view of a loved one's closet alcoholism. nicely done.

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  • (5/6/2006 6:49:00 PM)

    fake grenades, YOU DIG DEEP, AND COME UP WITH GOLD.NICE JOB. (Report) Reply

  • (5/3/2006 8:47:00 AM)

    sounds like a friend of mine that hides his favrorite liquor
    Vodka Gin tequila scotch Whiskey
    Dosen't work though>>>later
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  • Ernestine Northover (5/2/2006 2:32:00 PM)

    Ah the Scotch, he's a sensible man keeping it within sensible reach. And as for the nuts. The two definitely go together. This I enjoyed very much. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2006 2:16:00 AM)

    gently places
    behind the outside freezer
    next to boxes, crates and forgotten chores

    but the scotch,

    I wish to share or steal few lines from this good poem
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  • (4/30/2006 9:38:00 PM)

    I can relate to this poem, I actually wrote a similar one entitled 'conveniently innatentive'. bravo. (Report) Reply

  • (4/30/2006 1:52:00 PM)

    I like this. I remember the days before I decided beer was better after all. Good show. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 31, 2007

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