Treasure Island

James Bredin

(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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

improve

Comments about this poem (ALCOHOLICS I KNEW... FEB 15TH,2014 by James Bredin )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Prayer, Naveed Khalid
  2. Heart Thieves, douglas scotney
  3. The CPI(M) , The Aim & Motive of It (The.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. Rings I Have Worn, Susan Lacovara
  5. Is The CPI(M) Itself Good And Gentle?, Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. A daily fun!, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  7. Ray of Hope, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  8. National flag., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. Examined, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  10. Trance in the rain, Nassy Fesharaki

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Todhunter

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]