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A Drunk's Lament

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A Drunk's Lament

I lay me down in the shadows,
'cos I got drunk tonight,
I lay me down in the shadows,
'cos getting drunk ain't right,
I lay me down in the shadows,
cos you won't let me in,
I lay me down in the shadows,
between the shed and the wheelie bin!

I'm lying down in the shadows,
and it's freezing cold out here,
I'm lying down in the shadows,
knowing my nice warm bed's so near,
I'm lying down in the shadows,
and the frost grows on my clothes,
I'm lying down in the shadows,
and there's ice growing from my nose!

I fell asleep in the shadows,
will this be my swansong?
I fell asleep in the shadows,
was what I did so wrong?
I fell asleep in the shadows,
am I so bad amongst men?
I fell asleep in the shadows,
will I ever wake up again?

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  1. Date: 5/7/2012 3:46:00 PM
    Cute one..I got a chuckle..Sad though isn't it that someone would get that drunk knowing that the behavior was not acceptable to his mate...Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sara

    Higgins Avatar Tom Higgins
    Date: 5/7/2012 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have known of men ending up in this sort of pickle and it is not an isolated occurrence. thanks for reading it and I'm glad you liked it. Tom
  1. Date: 5/7/2012 3:40:00 PM
    Interesting write. Like the flow.

    Higgins Avatar Tom Higgins
    Date: 5/7/2012 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading it Marlon, I have a tune in my head which is sort of bluesy but being a guy from North West England the blues are not really in my roots. I also have a chorus if I make a song of it.