Thursday, October 7, 2010

C is for Change of Course

Cunning is that chilled Chablis
Clever, corrupting, conniving is she
Conquering a will that’s no longer free
Callous and cold…why can’t he see?

A capacious chalice: his coping way
Captive, controlled by Cabernet’s sway
Consuming, concealing, he concocts his day
Caring, compassion have been led astray

Cursing into Crown Royal and Coke
He’d cry, complain, command when he spoke
Chicanery, calamity became his yoke
Remembering not a thing when he awoke

Courage to change course is but a start
Confronting cowardice, playing it smart
Coping, hoping these cravings depart
Cutting the chains constricting his heart.

Jenny Matlock

21 comments:

Willoughby said...

Captivating!

Mumsy said...

You are at your best with poetry, Polly! All the C words in this poem are just amazing, powerful, and wonderful..

Sue said...

Amazing poem. Amazing message. Amazing way of putting it out there.

Loved this.

=)

Sue said...

I just came back to read it again.

This one deserves TWO comments.

(I think I'm going to have to keep a copy for my files...)

=)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Very cool...

Makes me think of the Brad Paisley song about alcohol..

great word imagery...

Brian Miller said...

courage to change and cutting the chains...some great multiple c's there...very nice polly...

Jen said...

Beautifully written. Heartfelt!
Love your "C" post! Enjoy your day!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope cutting those chain is something he decides to do. Wonderfully written.

Sailing Simply said...

What a very clever "C" poem depicting the battle of alcoholism. It is not only very creative but quite thought provoking too! Great job!

ChristiS said...

beautiful use of words. You have a real way with alliteration! Thanks for sharing your gift with us!

Genie said...

What a wonderful post full of meaning and creativity. You are quite the poet. I liked the way you touched on alcoholism...very thought provoking. I am so glad you were #5 on the list above my CLOCK post. You certainly have the gift of language.

Genie

Teresa said...

Great! I just love the C alliteration!

Tina said...

Wonderful, Polly. As someone who has watched one like this, I can say you captured it SO well. I hope yours chooses as mine did. Dry 6 years.

J. Kwiatkowski said...

I'm amazed you can put so many C words in there and still keep the rhythm. Cunning, indeed.

Tracy said...

what a talented c post

Viki said...

Wowser, I love it when you did this lol. Good job.

Viki said...

oops, it should be "do this".

Jenny said...

There is no cowardice in this battle.

This is a heroic effort of will and determination and anyone fighting something of this magnitude needs to be loved, admired, encouraged, hugged and prayed for.

This was an amazing portrayal of the battle.

Your writing is astonishing, Miss 5th Sister.

A+++++++++++++++++

signed...bkm said...

Courage to change...that is a perfect "C" 5th sister....we all need it...bkm

Splendid Little Stars said...

just incredible!

Susan said...

I have always leaned towards alliteration in my own poetry, that was very cool! catchy even, ;)

Susan

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