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The Drunk

I see him on days
As I walk from school
Weighted with books + facts + insecurities
Feet moving to the rhythms in my head
A thousand songs
Illustrating the world in slabs of impressionist paint

And then he is there

Jerky movements invading my mind
Shouted expletives aimed not at the crowd
That shies from this desperate drunk
But at unknown enemies
That he fells with a frantic blow
He topples
Falls again

The sane wrinkle their noses

And he is gone
Just another madman
Another drunk
Another dreg
Scum, trash, refuse
Suffocating society
Nothing lingers but the stench of his fear
Not alcohol
Nor cloying smoke that haunts my soul
Just whispered warnings to secret friends

Move along
Move along
Scream a thousand songs
There is nothing left to see

Copyright © Robyn-Jade Hosking | Year Posted 2011


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  1. Date: 1/20/2016 9:19:00 PM

    Robyn, I really enjoyed this poem thanks for sharing **SKAT**
  1. Date: 11/9/2011 7:28:00 PM

    good one, man!! :) Keep it brewing! /David/
  1. Date: 11/9/2011 8:41:00 AM

    this is good i like it esp. the literary terms such as in the sixth line
  1. Date: 11/8/2011 2:30:00 PM

    Good write. The paint even like Jackson Polluck - I hope that's the spelling. Congrats on the selection. daver
  1. Date: 11/8/2011 12:52:00 PM

    Many congrats on your featured piece this week, rgds Janette
  1. Date: 11/8/2011 7:27:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserving poem being featured this week Robyn. Love, Carol