Treasure Island

A.j. Binash

(04-20-1988 / Dodgeville WI)

You Get What You Deserve


Last night we spoke
About our dead child.

A whiskey slur stuck to the corner of my mouth
I tried to touch the moment with useful words
But I mistook finger movement
For
Conversation

You contemplated the idea of crying
Your eyes kept fluttering
The shimmer of a tear began to sparkle
A regretful shine
To the
Otherwise
Melancholy scene

Then
Silence.

Followed by your footsteps

I took to the whiskey
Till my knees shook
My footsteps became a challenge
A bigger challenge
Than remembering

When the morning came
I awoke in a puddle of vomit
I had to peel my face
From the floor
Scraps of discarded food
Stuck to my cheek

And I understood
Why God
Or Satan
Or Buddha
Or whomever
Took them from me.

Submitted: Friday, February 08, 2013
Edited: Saturday, February 09, 2013

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?

Comments about this poem (You Get What You Deserve by A.j. Binash )

Enter the verification code :

  • A.j. Binash (2/8/2013 10:00:00 PM)

    The drunken stupor is spose to symbolize my life as a sinner. After making my ex cry, I feed my ego with more escapism. It is merely just to say...I can understand why a higher power wouldn't want me to be a father. (Report) Reply

  • Bethany Buhl (2/8/2013 8:51:00 PM)

    How could your understand why someone from a high power took away your child was it your drunken stoop-er they gave you an answer? (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Best Lesson, sallam yassin
  2. Our Heavenly Souls, Robert Rorabeck
  3. Nightmares and Daydreams, Shane V. Hill
  4. Within My Mind Holds Dreams, Lilly Emery
  5. The Right Question, David Barz
  6. Confusing, george albot
  7. Bluegray, Saiom Shriver
  8. My Still Daughter, LoKis White
  9. By Another Icarus, Robert Rorabeck
  10. Lilies Of Lanka, Saiom Shriver

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]