James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

ALCOHOLICS I KNEW... FEB 15TH,2014


ALCOHOLICS I KNEW … FEB 15TH,2014

BY
JAMES BREDIN

Alcoholics seldom say how dependent they are on booze,
Or that their social lives evolve around bottles so we can’t accuse,
They are just normal people with a secret problem, you may know,
Their future suicide may be mentioned but never published though.


As they stand with their friends at the door of the liquor store,
Waiting for the place to open because they always need more,
They are health-problem customers and nothing is wrong,
You would never know though because they all look quite big and strong.


Unfortunately several of my old friends went that way,
Sad suicide stories but they just did it and passed away,
Someone may have an answer to this problem but I doubt it though,
Seldom discussed in the taverns because it was long ago.

FEB 15TH,2014

Submitted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

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