My Poisons

Yes, it's true, I'm Catholic.
But, that does not make me an alcoholic.
I am aware - my community is associated with cake and wine.
And all those baked goodies that are just so divine.
It's true, raising a toast and wine is part of many of our cultural events.
But, sometimes mixed and confusing signals it sends.

So let me clarify, I barely ever drink.
But when my lips into a glass, I sink.
This is my preference.
Just for your reference.
I probably drink about twice a year.
Two glasses at a time, but I'm not a teetotaler.

I really relish a slightly sweeter Sangria.
I ain't worried about the calories cos I don't have anorexia.
It's like eating a bowl of fresh and healthy fruits.
With the goodness of citrus in the form of orange juice.
Antioxidants from that glistening wine.
A splash of brandy makes this drink so fine.

The next on my list is Pina Colada.
It's like a vacation drink; mi gusta.
Makes me think of sun and sand.
Even when I'm just on land.
The smoothness of delectable coconut cream.
Amalgamated with pineapple like melted ice cream.

And then I just love dessert wine.
Not meant for those cautious about their waistline.
It's just loaded with heaps of sugar.
But it sure is an indulgence worth every caloric sucker.
My favourites are Voga Italia Moscato.
And Robert Mondavi's Moscato D'oro.

They're not dry like table wine.
Sommeliers would not seem too inclined.
The first time I ever heard of dessert wine was probably 15 years ago.
We used to do this 10 day pattern with 4 days in San Francisco.
Drove down to some wineries at Napa Valley.
That's how I came to know of Robert Mondavi.

And then of course, my roots take me to good old port.
Like Cockburns, but you will need assistance with transport.
This one has a high alcohol content.
But, it's sweet and fruity with a lovely bouquet scent.
I have made all kinds of unpasteurized port and table wine.
Beetroot, carrot, raisin and rice with recipes from my lineage line.

And, then of course - there's Irish cream.
Which tastes like liquid dessert in a dream.
It will fulfill all your calcium requirements.
Please don't use this to put your child to bed in silence.

So this is my list of poisons.
Whatever your reason - happiness or annoyance.
Drink responsibly.
Think about your family.
Never drink and drive.
And don't use it to cope to survive.
Alcohol is never a solution.
It doesn't grant you any absolution.
Know your anatomy and limits.
Take care of your body and all that lies within it.

-RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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43 Comments

  1. Wow, a funny writing, sangria, spanish essence through your lips… Ruelha nice wine and I prefer Ribera del Duero from Spain and you’re an imp in a bottle!. A big kiss David

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  2. Go go go Sangria. Good stuff. Laurie likes Moscato and frozen Margaritas. I like the taste of heavy wines, but they are too hard on my stomach. I can’t take hard liquor at all. But Sangria is good because it’s light and fruity and easy on the stomach.

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    1. Ooh yum, Laurie has good taste πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ I know right, it’s good for you – antioxidants and fruits, what more could you ask for. I tell you, it’s a health drink/juice!

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  3. Here’s A Toast To You Rue Cheers too For Happy International
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    Nope i Don’t Drink
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    Is No Desire
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    Other Than That

    i Have No Class Even

    Though i Was Technically

    In Charge Of Wine 🍷 Tasting

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    Director For a Military Installation

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    1. Absolutely, very useful indeed πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ with all the antioxidants….. Besides, it’s a way to preserve grapes. We’re ….err…..saving the grapes?!

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  4. OTHER THAN SOME CREME DE MINTHE ON ICE CREAM, I;VE NOT INDULGED SINCE 1986—WHEN i STOPPED FOR MEDICAL (MY BLOOD SUGAR) AND MORAL (i SAW HOW ALCOHOL USAGE AFFECTED A MISSIONARY’S WITNESS) REASONS. TRIED SOME NEAR BEER—BUT THE WIFE MADE ME GIVE THE REST AWAY 😦 DID HAVE PORT ONCE, AND ENJOYED BLACKBERRY BRANDY—BUT REGRET NEVER HAVING A GUINESS—WHICH I HEAR WOULD REALLY KNOCK MY BLOOD SUGAR OFF ITS COURSE! πŸ˜€ THIS WAS A GOOD TOPIC, EVEN FOR A FORMER METHODIST!

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      1. Bible believing Protestant. be fore Covid hit, we were dividing my time and tithe between and independent Congregational church and a Dutch Reformed outreach. Grew up United Methodist—my Dad was a UMC. Chaplain—when the U,M,C, started thinking communist insurgents were missionaries, I moved onto a Fundamental house church, then onto the Baptists nd unto here. In college I sampled charismatic and Pentecostal church anti-cult activities thrown in-with helping start and run a Bible Study in my undergrad years. Missed the short term missions trip to the Dominican Republic. and some other responsibilities…but that’s most of it! πŸ˜€

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              1. WELL…I WAS ACTUALLY DOING THE MISSIONS TO SEE IF I COULD HANDLE OVERSEAS WORK. MY FIANCEE AT THE TIME WAS DEFINITELY GOING TO THE MISSION FIELD……BUT THEN SHE DUMPED ME. i HADN;T FOUND A REGULAR JOB IN A YEAR OF TRYING I SETTLED ON A TENT-MAKER TYPE OF MINISTRY—BEYOND THE THREE YEARS BEING STAFF AT A CHRISTIAN RESIDENTIAL AND CAMP PROGRAM FOR THE HANDICAPPED. SO ]–I “MAKE TENTS”.IIN THE SPIRIT OF THE APOSTLE PAUL. WHICH HAS INCLUDED BEING AS AVAILABLE AS I CAN IN WHATEVER LOCAL CHURCH I FIND MYSELF IN. EXCEPT FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS OR SO, FINDING A PASTOR WHO ALREADY HAD A CIRCLE OF CHURCH FRIENDS—AND I WAS WORN DOWN BY MY WORK AND WORKING EVERY OTHER WEEKEND FOR YEARS IN DIFFERENT JOBS. 😦 ME AND DIANA KIND OF FELL OUTOF OUR CHURCH FUNCTIONS…AND THIS GIG HAS GRADUALLY COME TO BE MORE ABOUT THE LORD AND LESS ABOUT ME! πŸ˜€

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