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The Alcoholic Family Hero

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He is a hero
not by sibling ordinal age,
nor by fate.
He did not choose
whatever he became.
You see . . . his father drank himself
out of fortune, family, and prestige,
right into the nothingness
of the streets.
Cold and motionless,

without anyone
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Matthew Holloway 20 November 2018

A well writ and presented tale

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Brian Jani 26 May 2014

Nice poem Mr aguero

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Bob Blackwell 02 May 2006

Albert reads well and i know its true as I to have been along that journey and fortunately escaped before I reached a rocky end. I have just placed a poem called Alcoholic on the web. It really shook me how easily the memories of those awful days so long ago came back. Please read it when you have time.

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