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Daddy the Drunk

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Daddy the Drunk

Drunken daddy 
Late 
By a weekend 
No money again 
Mummy’s furious 

Sunday night she hides 
Fat sniper 
Behind the sofa 
Lights off 
Breadknife in hand 
Last chance expired 

A quarter past ten 
The window rattles 
Curtains flap 
Real men use doors 
Two skinny legs push through a tiny window 
Then an arse follows 
Mummy gets up slowly 

‘Caught you, you bastard! This is the last time! You don’t get to sleep in my bed! This is not a hotel! Go back to the pub and live with your ****ing friends!’ 

To encourage him out she pokes the knife in his leg 
It slips 
Upwards 
And enters his backside instead 
Severed flesh 
A red patch grows on his filthy work pants 

‘You ****ing psycho *****!’ 

It does the trick 
He takes off like a dog out of a trap 
And mummy runs to the front door and shouts 

‘I’m sorry, Love, please forgive me! Come back!’ 

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  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:43:00 AM
    Dear Cheryle, Oh the saga of an excuse to run away and then the spouse wondering if she can go it alone. Such sadness in the hoopla. love, Kathy

    sanders Avatar cheryle sanders
    Date: 2/21/2012 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for taking time to read this poem cc x
  1. Date: 2/15/2012 2:25:00 PM
    There is very old saying you know , never trust a person who doesn't drink ! It's all a matter of self control some can't do it !

    sanders Avatar cheryle sanders
    Date: 2/15/2012 2:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love it when my writes provoke a reaction, thanks for your input. cc x
  1. Date: 2/15/2012 12:43:00 PM
    Smile ˜ Give Me Drama, Or Give Me War * Personally, I Myself Have Not Had A Drink In Two Years ˜ Less A Stretch of A Few Months During 2009, Not A Drink Since Memorial Day of 2005 * Smile, But I Know All of The Fallouts That Countless Face Amid These Collateral Destructions Which Beset This Their Beautiful Hearts During This Collectives Molding Moment In Time * Tell Mummie to Be Strong ˜ Love, John!:) *

    sanders Avatar cheryle sanders
    Date: 2/15/2012 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    she left him a few years later ~ thanks for your comment cc x