Caffiend

Yes . . .
you’re all very sweet
. . . but I’m sugar free!

And as always
full of chemicals

Is this phone box out of order?
I just need to call my barista!

After a hot shot of Speedy Joe
everything seems much brighter

Even the mundane

is filled with wonder

when fuelled with Java

On caffeine

I can even house train

the Loch Ness Monster

It took a skinful

of Red Bull

to wrestle Nessie

out of the water

I must confess . . .

I’m a pandemic hoarder

since Sweet Caffeine

became my percolated lover

In espresso style

she puts a febrile smile

on my caffeinated face

She’s a gift organic

from Mother Nature

Much like her many

naturopathic sisters …

Nicotine, Alcohol, Cocaine,

Opium, and Marijuana

If you want to embrace

this crazy rat race . . . Caffeine

She taste nice

Sugar and spice

Worth the price . . . Caffeine

โ˜• โ˜• โ˜•

~ David (Red Bull) Redpath ยฉ 2020

Nothing in excess.

~ The Oracle ๐Ÿ’‹ of Delphi

โ€œAll things are lawful for me”, but
not all things are helpful.
“All things are lawful for me”, but
I will not be enslaved by anything.

~ Paul, the Apostle โœ๏ธ

Photography:
David & Linda Redpath ยฉ 2020

69 thoughts on “Caffiend”

    1. I found many strange things
      whilst driving around Scotland ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ
      I even saw a huge castle ๐Ÿฐ
      built for some English Queen ๐Ÿ‘ธ
      I thought it most Balmoral ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. You are in Scotland ๐Ÿ˜ญ I am so envious, you donโ€™t even know!! I was supposed to go there in May but the borders got closed down and I never ended up going! How is it that you were able to go there?

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      2. I was just visiting, Larisa. Well
        before the pandemic. Drove
        the Route 500 from Edinburgh
        all round the north coast, and
        back down to Glasgow. It was
        a magical summertime venture.
        So, unless you like snow โ„๏ธ
        that’s the time of year to go ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

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      1. I’m backpacking
        on my afternoon walk
        for an hour they say
        I’ll go to the old milk-bar
        buy the newspaper
        and an ice-cream
        my reward for being good
        as a ward of the state…..

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    1. Now that you mention it, Chris,
      I never let Uncle Ernie make me
      a cup of coffee these days. He
      once got the Maxwell House โ˜•
      mixed up with his private stash
      of Mexican marching powder.
      I lost a week in the process, but
      at least the ceiling got a good
      scrubbing ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  1. In our family, we are fans of decaffeinated diet Coke. Nothing else will suffice. But like the caffeinated version, it, too, has been hard to come by during the pandemic. If not the caffeine, I can’t imagine what exactly makes it so addictive (LOL). :)))

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    1. It’s all those chemical ingredients, combining Mother Nature ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒป
      and Father Laboratory โ˜ข๏ธ ๐Ÿšซ โ˜ฃ๏ธ
      But I guess less sugar is better
      than a whole lotta preservatives
      processed for dinner, Anna ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. 1 Corinthians 6:12
      Paul does go on to say treat your body
      as a temple of the Holy Spirit, and to be
      sober-minded. But, I guess a hot shot
      of espressoโ˜• and a croissant ๐Ÿฅ for
      breakfast couldn’t hurt ๐Ÿค”

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    1. To get past Lock Down๐Ÿ”’ 2020
      a retro joltโšก would come in handy.
      Especially with a geriatric beauty
      pageant Presidential Election going
      down. A good dose of No-Doz ๐Ÿ’Š
      would be my prescription, for both
      the candidates and the audience ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. I do like my sugary treats, Fiery๐Ÿ˜Ž
      Now that you mention it, I was
      once (or was it thrice ๐Ÿค”) taken
      to a golden mountain top upon a
      flying carpet named Psilocybe
      Cubensis ๐ŸŒˆ โ˜ฏ๏ธโšก๐ŸŒ€๐Ÿ‘๏ธ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‘๏ธ ๐ŸŒ‹
      Doors were opened wide and nice
      like an Aldous Huxley/Jimi Hendrix
      experience ๐ŸŽธโ™พ๏ธ๐Ÿ’  ๐Ÿ”ƒ
      But the truth be told, not all that
      glitters is gold, and that flying
      carpet, Psilocybe Cubensis was,
      in the realm of reality, just another
      dirty rug ๐Ÿšซ โ˜ข๏ธ โ˜ฃ๏ธ

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      1. Really? Nothing? No cosmic answers? Sigh

        I feel like the universe is waiting to speak to me and hasn’t found the right exact channel yet…
        I’ll wait and see how to best tune in โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

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  2. A great ode to caffeine. I for one enjoy caffeine and nicotine together. I long to try new energy drinks and then write once a rush of creativity (albeit coupled with tremors, nervous ticks and angst) inundates me.

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    1. The price we all must pay for
      our art is very high โฌ†๏ธ
      The agony and the ecstasy
      doesn’t come with a warm cup
      of decaffeinated coffee, nor
      green tea ๐Ÿต โŽ
      Thanks for reading, Justin ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  3. So I just realized, when I see all of these pictures, especially the ones that include you, I want to be standing in all of these exotic places right alongside you. I’ve never put a finger on why I adore them so much. Until just now,
    Your poetry is also perfect

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    1. From one who ethnically identifies as
      Scottish, I thank you from the bottom
      of my sporran for referring to old
      Glasgow town as exotic ๐Ÿ˜Ž I’m sure
      you’re the first person to ever do so.
      Your poetic company is ever with me
      wherever, and whenever, I go roamin’
      in the gloamin’ ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

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