gordon nosworthy

The Rum Diary - Poem by gordon nosworthy

i do love my children
i do love my wife
i am reminded of a little wisdom
gained from struggle and from life

i don't know what i have
they won't tell me what i've lost
there's only a few things i do know
almost nothing about what they cost

i'm surrounded by voices
shouts of meanness and greed
filling me with what i should covet
a list of all the things should need

my life can be more meaningful
if i become numb and play my dumb
make my life more divinely satisfying
with carafes of high test kosher rum

it's brewed in their basements
sold by the gallon and the flask
your brain forgets all the questions
it's now too stunned to ask

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Comments about The Rum Diary by gordon nosworthy

  • Pamela Sinicrope (1/16/2016 5:25:00 PM)

    Numbing poem! :) Thanks for sharing. Sometimes when the struggles in life get too difficult rum is needed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2016

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