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Trapped at the bottom of a bottle of wine
One taste on your lips – you think it’s divine
But look at yourself you’re an utter mess
Still in your dressing gown, not in a dress

Your business is failing your marriage is too
Yet you refuse to see what it’s doing to you
Your husband finds bottles hidden by the bed
All over the house  - even in the garden shed

Yet you refuse to get help you don’t think it is wrong
We are fed up of hearing the same old sad song
Go to rehab  - you promised to rebuild your life
Get back to how you were, a mother and wife

You need help to get over this affliction
Open your eyes, YOU have alcohol addiction

Jan Allison
20th August 2014

Written for Addictive Poetry Contest 
Sponsored by Just that Archaic Poet



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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 6:44:00 PM

    Great poem Jan. Some people never want to admit that they have a problem. I also wrote a poem- Devil Inside A Bottle. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 5:24:00 PM

    Boom.. Tough love is needed in these situations and this write just puts it out there.. I think this will go over well in this contest.
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 2:34:00 PM

    wow. that is a hard thing to do, habits are hard to break and it's hard to stand without a crutch. but to find a way to stand without addiction the world would be a better place to be
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 11:58:00 AM

    Oh man! This so sadly describes the situation for so many unfortunate people, - a few of which are my friends. I have lost friends and relatives. I would make them all read your words if I could. Thank you Jan.
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 11:21:00 AM

    Another beautiful sad story Jan....I'm coming over to capture that muse....I want happy :)....hugs Tim
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 11:19:00 AM

    Loved this one too because that was my ex through and through