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A Drunkard's woe

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A Drunkard's woe

Can I see another's beer
And not thirst for one right here
Can I see a drunken man
And not drink more than he can

Can I make it to the door
Without falling on the floor
I've nothing left to get a cab
I've just enough to pay my tab

As I walk along the street
I can't stay steady on my feet
I'm so drunk I cannot see
I wish I had some company

I am drunk and so defenseless
Now I'm being beaten senseless
Now I've got a broken bone
And I am not yet halfway home


Parody of "On Another's Sorrow" by William Blake

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 1:00:00 PM

    I can totally relate to this. As a full-blown alcoholic, this sort of thing has happened to me many a time. Great job, and I love how so many of your pieces rhyme. There's not enough of us "old rhymers" left lol Kudos!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 9/13/2013 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 10:35:00 PM

    Well, this is an awesome poem. I do hope the beating did not really happen to you ;}

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 3/3/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    no beating, just a fun poem. thank you.
  1. Date: 2/13/2013 8:39:00 AM

    oh my! will you make it home?

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 7:24:00 AM

    Those were the good old days.

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:25:00 AM

    A lot of wild action mostly unintended here Jon, reminds us that indescretion has consequences we should have had more control over. A neat poke in the ribs to those who indulge! Love, Lizzie

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/3/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Lizzie
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 5:34:00 PM

    Glad to hear this is fictional Jon. All the best in the new year and always! Hugs

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/3/2013 12:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Cecilia. Wishing you the best as well as we begin a new year.
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 9:01:00 AM

    Great poem John, hopefully the "broken bone" is not for real :D really enjoy my reading today :D, happy new year! :D - hug, yanny

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/2/2013 11:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No broken bone. Just a fictional parody. Thank you for your lovely comment.
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 8:12:00 AM

    I love this one, Jon!! It is so funny and so perfectly rhymed. Well done!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/2/2013 11:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Heather. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 6:14:00 AM

    Got a huge chuckle out of this one, my friend! Can't say I've ever been down and out drunk... well... maybe once! LOL

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/2/2013 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I seem to remember one time as well. When I was in college. A long, long, long time ago.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 7:44:00 PM

    Excellent Parody Jon. I enjoyed the humor very much! I imagine a lot of people were in this state earlier this a.m. Happy New Year to you and yours! Annalise

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Annalise. your lovely comment gave me such a chuckle.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 4:55:00 PM

    Jon...addictions are very real. Some of them make us behave in unseemly ways and others get us into heaps of trouble. Thanks for using humor to highlight the sorry plight of those in this situation! Always a pleasure to read your work, my friend. :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello beautiful Eileen. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I love your new avatar.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:44:00 PM

    another fun write by you, jon! i love the rhyming of "defenseless" and "senseless" - you come up with some really impressive ones!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you ilene. You are my most cherished muse. You always inspire me to push on. You are one in a million.
    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Rollo.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 12:18:00 PM

    Hi Jon, this is really good and a fun read. Love your work. Rollo

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Rollo
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 10:06:00 AM

    oh, my, a broken bone and not yet home. THis is GREAT stuff! Much fun to read.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was a fun little parody to write as well. I love to write parodies.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 9:55:00 AM

    I like the new photo. Your picture matches the thoughtful person that comes out in your writing.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard. I've been trying for some time to get my picture posted to my avatar. Finally got the help I needed. Thank you for all your wonderful comments.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 9:54:00 AM

    I hope this is not personal experience. Great poem, very entertaining.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not personal experience just a fictional parody. Thank you Richard.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 9:38:00 AM

    Wow, Jon, you write about today, yet a parody on a old master.. you show nothings changed.. excellent poem...

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you harry. Happy New Year.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 8:58:00 AM

    Oh, no. Poor guy. Some may get that disease. An enjoyable one, Jon. Love it. Happy New Year!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Toquyen. It's a good thing this was a fictional poem. how sad it would be if it were true.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 6:35:00 AM

    Hi Jon, sounds like you had a great New Year's party... Terry (great poem & Happy New Year)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I had a relaxing night a home on new years eve. The poem was just a fun parody. I don't drink much any more. An occasional wine but that's about it. Happy new year.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 5:19:00 AM

    oh Jon you know what you should do, put some money in your shoe, so when its time to wander home, will be in a taxi not alone. LOL hope you didnt mind me answering you in rhyme....Seren

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 1/1/2013 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Seren. I love rhyming replies they are so much fun.