RMJ ( / Laoag City, Philippines)

A Taste Of Chateau Margaux

My favorite uncle is an Able Seaman
His duty is a helmsman
He comes home
Whenever his ship docks.

The moment he is out of his ship
He thinks he is a pirate
Who had discovered a hidden treasure
With tons and tons of gold.

He is on top of the world
And has something for everybody
Everyone in the community
Is very happy.

He has always a bottle of wine
For friends and foes alike
Buys whatever he wants
Afraid that the world
Will end tomorrow.

He tastes everything he craves
Even the most expensive wine
As if he is the next one
To sit on the electric chair.

When tomorrow comes
He cooped up himself
In the house all day long
Until he is called for sea time.


Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

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Comments (14)

A beautiful metaphor having lovely thoughts.
He tastes everything he craves Even the most expensive wine As if he is the next one To sit on the electric chair. a wonderful attitude., today is the day of life. this present moment is the most important...... tell that i praise your uncle the sailor. thank u. tony
This is really a sensitive poem on character dealing with your uncle who is an Able Seaman. Haunting expression. It is a great tribute to him. Beautiful poem.
Many poets when they come to read and reread poems, they always mentioned that, but I oft forgot that, but this poem, darlingly created by your sensitive golden pen, great Tribute to your favourite uncle, still very enjoyable for me, must I admit. Your uncle has an excellent taste for wines......Chateaux Margaux, true refined wine, gorgeous poem. GBU, Mrs. Juan-Austin. Amen.
He tastes everything he craves Even the most expensive wine As if he is the next one To sit on the electric chair.....wonderful expression! brilliantly penned!
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