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Alcoholic's Suicide

He sits there with a beer in his hand…
With residue from his last line on his nose.
No lights on in the house,
Because he’s always home alone.

To drunk to get up he urinates on himself.
But he can still get another beer.
He sits down and starts to cry.
He wonders why his family isn’t here.

He’s hung up on the past.
Things that could have been…
But right now he sits alone,
And he’s slowly dying.

He doesn’t even care about his daughter.
Who tries to stop him from drinking.
She cries and begs him to stop.
She sees him slowly sinking.

Soon he’ll lose his family…
Or more likely he’ll die.
It’s truly difficult to watch…
My daddy kill himself one beer at a time.

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  1. Date: 7/20/2010 6:34:00 PM
    Such a powerful write! Congrad's on your success! I was lucky this was not my Dad but my brother & Uncle's ..sigh Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 8:35:00 AM
    Congratulations Emily on your well deserved win in Amy Green's contest "Choose One, Have Fun". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 11:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your second place win in Amy's contest. I know how this feels and your poem was very moving.

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 8:29:00 AM
    Hi Emily! Super congrats on your win in Amy's contest-- this was really moving and you shed light to a topic that needs to be given attention to-- I think you've captured that apprehension from a daughter's point of view really well--congrats again! -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 3:33:00 PM
    Congrats Emily on your winning poem in Amy's contest with this wonderful write.. enjoy your victory dance at the winners circle.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 1:48:00 PM
    This poem, and you are going into my fave's. If you ever need a word with anyone, give me an e mail. In all sincerity, Amy Green

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 1:46:00 PM
    Emily, you have won 2nd place in my contest "Choose One, Have Fun", with this amazing entry of yours. Same thing has and is happening to me...probably why this one hit me so strong. Excellent job on this write and congrats on your 2nd place winning. Unfortunately, I can't finalize the contest... some technical error, but I shall be posting this in a blog.

  1. Date: 7/7/2010 5:03:00 PM
    Wow! Chills....this is just terrible...not the poem but what it talks about.

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 8:41:00 PM
    sad times, we are going through this with my father in law, he uses prescription meds though.

  1. Date: 6/22/2010 9:03:00 PM
    Wow, this write on a childs point of view,,,it's sad and to know they feel sadness watching, deep write...P.D.