Treasure Island

John F. McCullagh

(09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Waxing Poetic


I don’t drink any more,
This I freely confess.
Drinking too much
makes ones whole life a mess.

For when I drink too much
I’m a maudlin bore,
and as often as not
I wind up on the floor.

It’s hard to make waves
Or make a big score
When one for the road
means two or three more.

I don’t drink any more
But I think you can guess
My not drinking more
Means I’m not drinking less.

Submitted: Friday, April 04, 2014

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

Topic(s): addiction

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sometimes muses come in a bottle topped with red wax. I'll plead the fifth on this one.

Comments about this poem (Waxing Poetic by John F. McCullagh )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. I'm Glad That Miracle is You (Kyrielle P.., Cynthia BuhainBaello
  2. My Place, Cynthia BuhainBaello
  3. Portrait of Life (Cinquain), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  4. Anxiety, Aydia Thompson
  5. Words (Cinquain), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  6. Rocking chair, Emmanuel chibuike
  7. Riverside (Cinquain), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  8. Demure (Ottava Rima Poem), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  9. Poetry liberated me, Ananta Madhavan
  10. Giver of The Pen (Ottava Rima Stanza Poem), Cynthia BuhainBaello

Poem of the Day

poet John Gay

Friendship, as love, is but a name,
Save in a concentrated flame;
And thus, in friendships, who depend
On more than one, find not one friend.

A hare who, in a civil way,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]