Below is the poem entitled The Alcohol Train which was written by poet
Kearley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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I lost another friend
who was riding the alcohol train.
Little did I know
he was in so much pain.
He kept it hidden well,
didn't notice it at all.
His family kept him close,
as they began to see him fall.
He was always sneaking a drink
wasting away all his time.
As long as he had some alcohol,
everything would seem just fine.
Until he'd get to drunk
then his temper would begin to rage.
He was like a crazy animal
released from his cage.
He spent a couple years,
of his life behind bars.
From doing stupid things,
in a drunken haze he stole a car.
Maybe you would think,
that might have sobered him up.
But once you ride that train,
it's really hard to get enough.
It can make you kind of sad
even bring tears to your eyes.
When a friend you thought you knew,
drinks himself to death, and slowly dies.
When you think life is peachy,
and everything is going as planned.
That alcohol train comes calling,
and everything gets out of hand.
Danny Boy: 10-28-13