‘Twas a Sober October

‘Twas a Sober October
and all through my mind
ran a list of excuses
why I should drink wine –

Now I know that I promised
this month I’d be good –
I’d quit poisoning my body
and take care as I should!

But just when I thought
these days were a breeze,
along came my triggers
to tempt and to tease –

First I was hungry,
but the deli was closed –
with no food in my belly,
my anger arose!

Then there were problems
with family and work,
Insensitive neighbors,
And my husband
(the jerk!)

This led to exhaustion,
Just how could I rest?!
I was dealing with cravings,
An unwelcome guest!

I sprang to my feet,
to the kitchen I flew –
I rounded the corner,
The wine rack in view!

The bottles, they called me –
They knew me by name!
They shimmered and rattled
and spun just the same!

Suddenly more bottles
came on the scene –
Wine had joined Liquor
to sweeten the scheme!

They danced on the counter,
They jumped in the sink –
They grabbed their own glasses
and poured me a drink!

I stepped back from the counter
and shrieked at the sight –
The bottles had wings,
and leaping, took flight!

I ducked as they splashed me,
but kept my mouth closed –
I squinted my eyes
and covered my nose!

They circled around me,
and laughed as they flew –
But I spied an old broomstick
and knew what to do –

I swung at those bottles,
knocking them clear,
And raced to the window
to let out a cheer:

“Out, Vodka and Tonic!
Out, White Wine and Spritzer!
Go, Lager and Gin Fizz
and Chambord Elixir!”

Through the window they fled
with such a great clatter –
As they skimmed over rooftops,
I heard a few shatter!

Relief overcame me,
I had passed this great test –
The bottles had tempted,
The Witch did her best!

With pure satisfaction,
I climbed to my room –
And shared a fine victory
with my dear friends on BOOM.

I knew in the morning
my head would be clear,
I’d welcome the sunrise
And shed not a tear –

As I layed there I smiled,
with the moon shining bright –
Happy Sober October
And to all… a Good Night!🌛

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