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So You Want to Quit Drinking

Wright, Bing. Broken Mirror/Evening Sky (Anscochrome), 2012. Archival Inkjet Print.

(the following poem contains profanity and raw imagery. it is not intended for young, nor sensitive, eyes. it is inspired by several bukowski pieces, each linked to in the footer. while bukowski, to my knowledge, never sobered up, there are few who understood alcohol’s powers as well as he did. I’d like to think he had both bluebird and kraken in his heart, and would not hesitate to let you borrow […]

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Words For The Weekend (This is the Poem of Goodbye), Volume 50

pooh milne

ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the final Words for the Weekend post here at Running On Sober. Words is moving to a new and totally dedicated home: wordsfortheweekend.com. Be sure to bookmark and/or follow the new site if you enjoy this series. Thank you for fifty totally awesome volumes, I am excited about the next fifty — I hope you will join us! (Running On Sober will remain active, but will be going back to […]

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Words For The Weekend (Squeaky Clean and Sober Edition), Volume 49

ANNOUNCEMENT: Words for the Weekend will soon be moving to a new and dedicated home: wordsfortheweekend.com. Be sure to bookmark and/or follow the new site if you enjoy this series.  ~~~ This is the latest installment of quotes and words that move me for the weekend of 10/5/13 (Volume 49). I hope you enjoy them too. This week’s topic is alcohol and sobriety. All persons* quoted found sobriety after alcoholism […]

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Words For The Weekend (The Stephen King Edition), Volume 48

Stephen King from Different Seasons

This is the latest installment of quotes and words that move me for the weekend of 9/21/13 (Volume 48). I hope you enjoy them too. What’s so special about today? Why the Stephen King theme? Well today, September 21, is none other than Stephen King’s birthday! It’s also the birthday of Leonard Cohen, Anne Burrell (love her!), Uncle Joey from Full House, and a whole bunch of other special people […]

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Words For The Weekend (Never Ever Ever Ever Give Up) Volume 16r (repost)

A very special repost because this is a very special day for two of my favorite people: Josie from TheMiracleisAroundtheCorner and Kristen from ByeByeBeer. Remember when Josie guest-posted here in June about the start of her fitness journey? From her inspirational piece Runnin’ Down a Dream: Here’s the key:  I have hope, hope that I can actually do this, and I am only 3 weeks in.  If you would have told […]

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Words For The Weekend (everybody wants to rule the world), Volume 47

Calvin and Hobbes, 
source: informationliberation.com

This is the latest installment of quotes and words that move me for the weekend of 9/7/13 (Volume 47). I hope you enjoy them too. Special thanks to my much younger and much nicer doppelgänger, C.K. Hope from Who Ate The Daisies, for allowing me to share her brilliant poem “Seek Hope” with you today. She’s a talented writer, and, obviously, has many lovely qualities about her. I hope you’ll […]

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Words For The Weekend (Dear Someone Struggling With Grief and Pain), Volume 46

Another unconventional Words for the Weekend post (for the weekend of 08/31/13, Volume 46) and an unexpected one as I had said I would be taking this weekend off. However, I received such an outpouring of support from “My Grace is Gone” and discovered so many of you are struggling right now with grief and with alcohol abuse, some of you with both. Some of you are barely hanging on […]

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Words (and Riffs) For The Weekend (still my guitar gently weeps), Volume 45

I spent many a fun night here. 
image via Georgia Theatre.com

This is the latest installment of quotes and words that move me for the weekend of 8/24/13 (Volume 45). I hope you enjoy them too. Have a favorite? Dislike one? Make you think of a song? Feel free to share in the comments–your thoughts and video links are always welcome. And now for something a little different … all words in this week’s extended edition are lyrics–except for the Cruz […]

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Words For The Weekend (a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness), Volume 44

unconditional love moment

This is the latest installment of quotes and words that move me for the weekend of 8/17/13 (Volume 44). I hope you enjoy them too. Not sure there’s a theme here, although if you dig deeply enough, there may be; it’s more of a feeling, a homesickness… Have you ever felt it? These are all words that, once heard or read, have echoed, lingered, and haunted me since. Enjoy the […]

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Words For The Weekend (But I Fear I Have Nothing to Give…), Volume 43

~ Yoda, from quotes-lover.com

This is the latest installment of quotes and words that move me for the weekend of 8/10/13 (Volume 43). I hope you enjoy them too. I’m currently on a “summer / marathon training” schedule, so Words For The Weekend may not be posted on an as-regular basis. Feel free to visit the Weekend Words’ Archive during the interim if you need a music, quote or poetry fix. Have a wonderful […]

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