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ALCOHOL

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ALCOHOL

ENTERING A PUB,
ORDERING A PINT.
I SIT DOWN TO THINK,
WHY DO I DRINK.
ONE BY ONE COME UP THE THINGS,
THAT CAUSES ME TO DRINK.
LOSS OF LOVE,
STARTED IT OFF.
AND IT BECAME A HABIT,
THAT HAS PUT ITS BIND UPON ME.
UNTIL INTOXICATION BECAME COMPANION,
IN MY TIMES OF NEED.
NOW THAT I AM SOBER,
I STILL THINK,
WHY DO I NEED TO DRINK.
I SUDDENLY REALIZE,
THAT INTOXICATION WAS A SHIELD BEHIND WHICH,
I HID,
IN TIMES OF NEED.
AS THE TRUTH SETTLES IN MY MIND,
I SET DOWN THE GLASS AND LEAVE THE PUB.
MAKING A VOW NOT TO HIDE 
BEHIND THE SHIELD OF INTOXICATION AGAIN.

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  1. Date: 11/2/2013 9:48:00 PM
    wow very strong and deep I like it you did a excellent job I can relate to that with similar habits

    pratap Avatar vinayak pratap
    Date: 11/4/2013 12:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you rose ~V~
  1. Date: 9/5/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Not bad. Not bad at all. I like where it's been where it is and where it's going. Very strong. Nice work. :-)

    pratap Avatar vinayak pratap
    Date: 9/6/2013 4:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANX 4 D REVW ~V~
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 11:55:00 AM
    As a recovering and ever-relapsing alcoholic myself, I absolutely related to and identified with this piece. Excellent job conveying this vexing sentiment. Absolutely great piece; going into my faves :)

    pratap Avatar vinayak pratap
    Date: 8/27/2013 11:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    its like swamp once u step on it quite hard to come out... thnx for your review tc ~V~
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 3:39:00 PM
    Yes it is a shield...a hazy habit of grief...welcome to the soup

    pratap Avatar vinayak pratap
    Date: 8/27/2013 11:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thnx Karen
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:11:00 AM
    - A very good poem, I also have one about this topic: "- Alcoholic - The lion roars -" Hope you will read it. - Thank you for visiting my "X" poem. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    pratap Avatar vinayak pratap
    Date: 8/28/2013 12:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    read yours pretty good too likd it vry mch ~V~
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:05:00 AM
    hello, Vinayak, I can't remember the time I had to drink, and drown in my sorrows. like the ending of the poem. never give up, and fill the head and heart with lies... alcohol is only a part time shield. enjoyed very much....luv...linda

    pratap Avatar vinayak pratap
    Date: 8/27/2013 11:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thankfully i've moved on... thanks 4 ur revw tc ~V~
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:01:00 AM
    well good that you left.....nice poem.. :) A~D