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The Drunk

The Drunk
He drank himself to sleep again.
Hoping that it will be better tomorrow.
Always the same story,
Feeling so sorry, but not to worry
It will be ok.

He wasn’t always like that.
Things were better before.
Back then, he still felt sorry for a whore.
When he sees them now, he gets a sly smile.
‘cause when you’re drunk & gone,
It’s always a little fun.

Slapping them around
‘till they’re silent & sound.
Playing his games,
Oh what a shame,
He has become such a lame.

Tomorrow when he’s sober
He’ll feel so ashamed.
It’s too late now
Last night is gone & over.
Never to repeat itself again.

Poor guy,
He was always so shy.
Now he’s just a drunk
& no one wants to help,
‘Cause his life already sunk.

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  1. Date: 5/11/2012 6:53:00 PM
    So true, when he was quiet, no help, when he's in trouble, no help. Ironically penned well.

    Joubert Avatar JP Joubert
    Date: 8/29/2012 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much.
  1. Date: 5/11/2012 9:18:00 AM
    A vicious cycle, and nearly inescapable...

    Joubert Avatar JP Joubert
    Date: 8/29/2012 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks man!
  1. Date: 5/11/2012 8:08:00 AM
    JP - this is gripping and such a vicious cycle of the alcoholic who was once happily released from shyness only to spiral to the depths. welcome! Kathy

    Joubert Avatar JP Joubert
    Date: 8/29/2012 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kathy.
  1. Date: 5/11/2012 7:01:00 AM
    told as it is to so many, JP, excellent poem, needs to be read by all. like this. harry

    Joubert Avatar JP Joubert
    Date: 5/11/2012 7:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry, appreciate it