Theodora (Theo) Onken

Gold Star - 25,249 Points (Washington State)

Rock & Roll Wino - Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

He was a mess of the 'Blues' unscripted -
Unconventional choices were his life
Rules were meant to be broken by him
He ALWAYS coloured outside of the lines

His life a ever changing 'roller coaster'
Chaos and drama were his middle names
Like a Texas tornado set down
Destruction - his claim to fame

He was a practiced liar
Anything to hide the true facts
Neck deep into a habit that owned him
For the most part - an angry disaster of an act

They called him 'The Rebel' at his service
As he lived each day as if it were his last
Putting many miles on his young body
Constantly abusing himself - his fate was cast

He was 38 the day he left this Earth
His internal organs were all but fried
Coroner said very bluntly the cause was alcoholism
For his body was like that of an 80 year old man inside

He died as he lived always with a glass of wine in his hand.

By, Theodora Onken (c) Copyright All Rights Reserved

November 24,2015
Tuesday 4: 44 AM Central Time

Topic(s) of this poem: alcoholism

Form: Blues Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is about someone who always burned the candle on both ends and drank and smoked everyday. Poor judgement - doing some illegal things-and trying to drown out his past evils that haunted him at times.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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