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Once Upon a Drunken Time

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Once Upon a Drunken Time

Awake in a daze,
I think I’m still drunk.	
What the hell is happening?
I gotta get outta this funk.

Who is lying next to me?
Thank God, my clothes are on.	 
Where did the sunlight go?
Oh…it’s only dawn. 

I thought I left the club,
With my friends behind in tow.	
How did I end up alone
With…I think his name, Joe?
Ugh! What a ho!

“Hey you need to leave”
I say to this guy.
“Uh…sure, yea… okay”
He says in reply.

Rap, Rap, Rap,
I hear at the door.	 
Crap, who is that?
As I step onto the floor.
“Go out my window!”
I frantically say
“What! Are you crazy?”
“Just shut up, obey!”

I force the sill open,
Say a quick bye.
He says, “Can I see you again?” 
I say, “No! Now goodbye!”

A quick look in the mirror,
Oh God, I’m a wreck.		 
Head straight for the door,
Open it onto the deck.

“What a night, eh?”
My neighbor declares.
“Yea, what happened?”
I say in a stare.

“Actually,” I interrupt,
“I don’t want to know.
By the way, I need to go. 
I’ll see you later on this morn.”	


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  1. Date: 10/21/2012 3:15:00 PM
    It is always tough to write something embarrassing about yourself. It takes true strength. I like you more and more the more I read.

    brandt Avatar monique brandt
    Date: 11/23/2012 12:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha ha, thanks...I have learned not to care what people is what it is, and I am who I am ;)
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:29:00 AM
    Monique, that is an experience hardly unique. On that morning, you must have felt like hell. The words you have used describe it very well.

    brandt Avatar monique brandt
    Date: 10/10/2012 12:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hell is mild to describe What I really felt inside. *Monique
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 12:14:00 PM
    nice and drunk hey...quite funny

    brandt Avatar monique brandt
    Date: 10/8/2012 9:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Willem :) *Monique
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 11:17:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Monique. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 9:55:00 AM
    now what did you do,hope it doesn't come back to haunt you,nice write Monique

    brandt Avatar monique brandt
    Date: 10/8/2012 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nah, I'm sober now- have been for a little while. Thank you =)