Droplets of Verse: ‘Home Brew’

I walked up the steps and found home
It was a few years ago now
I took my place next to fine spirits
And swapped stories with souls old and new

We uncorked bottles of borrowed faith
And poured warmth onto cold terrains
We gave cheer to the lost and the lonely
And chased our own frayed nerves through everyday mists

We still join hands to intoxicate
Potency pulsing through our golden glow
We reach parts others cannot reach
While the wheels of history turn

So throw me down in the mix once again
To do battle with ghosts, to unlock cages
Our minds together make a fine brew
And it flows from the heart of this home

English: Nate "Brewmaster" Dizo prep...

English: Nate “Brewmaster” Dizo prepares for the effervescence as he opens a bottle of his home brewed beer at the Brew Master Store at 1900 East Geer Street in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10 thoughts on “Droplets of Verse: ‘Home Brew’

  1. gerrymccullough says:

    Love this, Andy. Haven’t read anything of yours yet that I don’t like. ‘We uncorked bottles of borrowed faith’ – Wow!
    FB’d and Tweeted.

    • Andy Szpuk says:

      Thanks Gerry. It’s very early days for me in terms of poetry writing, but I’m so grateful to you for all the encouragement you’ve offered. Funny you should mention that line ~ it was an eleventh hour edit, and I quite like it too!!

    • Andy Szpuk says:

      Hi Kris. It was gnawing away at me, because ‘benign faith’ didn’t flow so well, even though it looked good on the page, so came up with ‘borrowed faith’ which conceptually has more depth, so really I guess it would be fair to say I was work shopping this as I was posting it, and I quite like doing it that way for the feedback and the energy it generates. Really appreciate your feedback.

  2. Polly Robinson says:

    ‘We uncorked bottles of borrowed faith / And poured warmth onto cold terrains’ ~ love these lines ~ ‘I walked up the steps and found home’ says so much about how we feel when we go to a place that welcomes ~ glad you’re still doing so 🙂

  3. gigigalt says:

    Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the United States. Your poem reminded me of gathering from long ago. And probably ten years from now, it will remind me of my most recent one. Sure enjoyed your poem!

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