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this was sparked by a thread on drinking on my poetry site.

Oh! Woe ...

Water_witch-2by Abigael19 Apr 2014

Nepenthe

The reputed powers
of alcohol , Bachus
son of the thunderbolt
to rid us of our woes
to salve our pain
and ease heartache

quite simply pales
against love and passion
dipped in compassion.
a special someone, friends
we nurture, the hermetic
power to create

These interactions
like a vestment worn
decorate each life.
Part of a rich tapestry
beautifully embellished
with threads of gold.