Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

Emptied Bottles

Joe Flach Avatar Joe Flach - LIFETIME Premium Member Joe Flach - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Emptied Bottles which was written by poet Joe Flach. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Joe Flach

Best Joe Flach Poems

+ Fav Poet

Emptied Bottles

Another bout of unconsciousness, disguised as a nighttime’s sleep;
Another day of broken promises that she knows she cannot keep;
Another shot to cure the loneliness inside her long, tormented soul;
Another bottle drank to emptiness with destruction as its final goal.

With words slurred and visions blurred, denial leads the race;
With emptied bottles stashed underneath the trash, in attempts to hide a trace;
With lives destroyed widening the void that the alcohol is meant to fill;
With relationships lost as too high a cost for not admitting that she is ill.

Empty bottles lead to empty hopes in an empty future with empty eyes;
She no longer is the beautiful girl that we all once recognized;
Instead of finding help for this illness dealt, people just judge and criticize;
This empty bottle I hold makes the story I’ve told, something with which I can 
empathize.

Another bout of unconsciousness, disguised as a nighttime’s sleep;
I drift off into a blackness where the empty bottles make me weep.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 7/4/2014 2:18:00 PM
    Oh Joe this hits home so hard - i have a friend who is an alcoholic the marriage and the business are all in jeopardy yet she wont admit she has a problem and get help. A superb write on a very difficult subject, Hugs jan xxx