Bottled up

von Christa Layr

You don’t need bottles to suppress your fear,
booze is no remedy for problems, as we know.
Better you keep your wits together and stay clear
to solve the worries as they come and make them go.

Suppression is a short-term way as well
to delay a lasting and thought through solution,
but the longer you on hesitation dwell
the less free your brain can make a contribution.

The truth in wine lies in its quantities, it’s true,
it loosens tongues, makes shy scruples forget,
and sometimes drinking creates something new,
but with too much your head will scream regret.

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