gershon hepner

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Rehab - Poem by gershon hepner

REHAB

They said to me: “Rehab’s
the place where you should go.”
I said to them: “Perhaps
there’s nothing that you know
about my case. You think
because I easily
get high I have to drink.”
They’re thinking weasely,
not wisely. I do not
imbibe except what you
have offered, mostly hot,
and never really cold––
warm when you are not
as hot as I am bold!
That’s why I don’t think re-
hab’s where I ought to be.
That placed, if you agree,
is where you are––with me.

Inspired by a song by Amy Winehouse, “They tried to make me go to rehab”:

They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no'
Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know know know
I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine
He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go go go

I'd rather be at home with Ray
I ain't got seventy days
Cause there's nothing
There's nothing you can teach me
That I can't learn from Mr Hathaway

I didn't get a lot in class
But I know it don't come in a shot glass

They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no'
Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know know know
I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine
He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go go go

The man said 'why do you think you here'
I said 'I got no idea
I'm gonna, I'm gonna lose my baby
so I always keep a bottle near'
He said 'I just think your depressed,
kiss me here baby and go rest'

They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no'
Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know know know
I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine
He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go go go

I don't ever wanna drink again
I just ooh I just need a friend
I'm not gonna spend ten weeks
have everyone think I'm on the mend

It's not just my pride
It's just 'til these tears have dried

They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no'
Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know know know
I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine
He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go go go

1/27/10


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010



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