Hangover Poem: Queasy Headed Morning

Emotional napalm

Exploding me awake


Can’t quite remember

Wish I could forget


 Jangly nerves twitch

With too much caffeine


Acidic from last night’s

Liquid supper


You could light my breath

With a match


 How did Happy Hour

Become closing time --- again?


Vague recollection

Said something, set him off

So stupid



“Flirting is in the eye of the beholder

I was just being friendly

Don’t be so controlling

Don’t tell me what to do

Why don’t you leave, and take your new boyfriend with you

Fine, I’ll just do that

Go eff yourself

No, eff YOU”

Drunken diatribes

Always end up ugly

I never learn


Another Alka Seltzer Saturday

The headache will fade

But my pride hurts like hell





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It seems so innocent at the time

But the next day....

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pgrundy 7 years ago

Ow. Almost forgot about these. Thanks for the reminder. It's good to remember. :)

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Woah. You had a rough night on several levels. Is it too late for apologies :)

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Pam and Dohn -- not sure how you managed to sneak on here to comment. I was editing to add in the two videos.

Yes, "almost forgot" is good. Not good to forget completely.

Dohn -- Never too late for apologies. This is just one experience recollected from many many others, many, many moons ago! Thanks for visiting. MM

gunshygal 7 years ago

Girlfriend, I so love the simplicity of this but girl I know you will get the traffic. You got it goin on fo sure! I have an article relating to you and wsp2469 will finish it up today and post it so I hope you get to read it. I think you are one of my favorites!

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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

Well spoken... it would be great if this hub was posted on the wall at the local bar, of course, that would be bad for business!

divinemercylover1 7 years ago

Emotional Napalm...I really liked that description of a night as such. I've had many but gave that all up about 15 yeaqrs ago. My idea for a good night now is to sit with my wife after a hard day at work and talk about her day. I like your ads on your hub....really neat, keep up this good wok MM. Kindest Regards.


JJ 7 years ago

I loved this chica!!! I know the feeling of the day after drinking....A good remedy : Bowl of Pozole or Menudo with a bit of lime or you could crack open a cerveza and add some Clamato to it....no more headaches, I promise!

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Well gosh, gunshygal. That will be fun to read. Can't wait! And thanks for the vote of confidence.

elisabeth, LOL. Anyone who's ever had a hangover knows the risks when they go out the next time. I honestly don't think posting this in a bar (maybe inside the bathroom stall in the women's room, tho!) would have any effect on people who are hell-bent on tieing one on!

Divinemercylover -- some of my favorite people, on HP and off, gave it up and now live much more sane and satisfying lives!

JJ -- OMG. You must be some loco in the cabeza (sp?) chiquita. Menudo? Forgedaboutit! Clamato? What is that -- supposed to make me hurl? No thanks, but thanks for the kind suggestion. MM

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advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

Always glad to see your hubs on here. Sorry you had a bad night.

lyricsingray 7 years ago

Ah, memories. Grrrrr. Great Hub, truly, I enjoyed the happy Hour Video and your poem. Thanks for sharing this with us,


Your hubuddy

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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Most of my mornings are like this :) This poem is full of gems like:

You could light my breath

With a match

or like:

“Flirting is in the eye of the beholder

Like it.

\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

we must be all the same and go through the same things behind closed doors help..... very good hub

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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

what a powerfully written poem I am so glad that it is a recollection from the past, the damaged that drink can do to a life screams from this page another great poem and hub

JJ 7 years ago

lol....girl well Pozole is the better soup (its menudo without the tripe) and has pork or chicken instead...and the clamato (just a dash) in a beer will rid you of a sour stomach and the headache that is associated with hangovers....it really does work. =) Sorry to make you want to hurl!

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

advisor4qb -- oh, i've had that same night repeatedly over and over and over. but not recently. i haven't had a hangover in 5.5 years. recovery will do that to ya!

kimberly -- amen sister.

shamelabboush -- most of my mornings used to be like that. no more. hope alcohol doesn't turn on you, my friend. you are too precious.

brenda -- interesting point. with our hp community we now know people who are experiencing hangovers in countries around the globe. at any given time, any one of us (except of course for those who have gotten into recovery) could be having this kind of awful morning. luckily we have friends like jj (pachuca) to offer remedies!

maggs -- thank you. could not agree more. when you repeat that scenario week in and week out for years -- that's a lot of damage! no more for me, thank God.

jj -- if you say so:-). my hubby does like tomato beers tho.

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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

I'm pretty strict with my alcohol intake these days. I like being in control better! Nice poem, nice graphic!

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Jess - Good for you for having self-discipline. These benders get harder and harder to bounce back from the older you are! Thanks for visiting. MM

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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

Wow MM sounds so familiar!!

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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Not anymore too MM :) thanks for the wishes :)

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

TM, Lotta Saturday (and Sunday) mornings spent like that,back in my heyday. I'm sure you drink responsibly, being a MOTHER 'n all!

Shamel -- Kindred spirits. MM

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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

I had a hangover once, didn't like it and never repeated it. LOL! Good hub and poem though.

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Fastfreta. You are a smart woman! Wish I could say the same!

cosette 7 years ago

wow...this is like e.e. cummings or something...cool!

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

e.e.cummings with a hangover. LOL. Thanks. You made my day, Cosette!

rednckwmn 7 years ago

This is why, I have never once been in a bar with my husband. We did go to a club, once, with his boss....lets just say..it wasn't good. We do all our drinking at home now. :)

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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

Fortunately I have been blessed with a hangover prevention superpower. I can drink all night long and wake up six or even four hours later without the slightest hint of hangover...save for a slight head "twinge" or slight sensitivity to light. I hope I continue to have this ability as time goes on.

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

rednckwmn -- Yep. Wise decision. I'm cringing at just the idea of going to a club with his boss. My imagination takes me right there. Hope he didn't get fired!

Wesleycox -- I was going to say something really snotty to you like "I used to like you but now I hate you." But I don't really. That is really great for you! I hope you continue to have the hangover prevention superpower as well. It may mean you are NOT allergic to alcohol and are thus not headed down the road to becoming an alcoholic.

Which would be good news for you!

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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

Boy, can I relate to this...Years ago, my last, was my last! I was so sick I promised God that if he let me live through it I would never get drunk again and I haven't!

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Nancy's Niche, I am glad you got through your sick hangover and that you kept your promise to God! How many of us have made and broke that same promise to God over and over before finally giving up the booze for good. Some people are never able to. Thanks for commenting! MM

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bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

And then you have to ask yourself...why?? Why did I do that to myself. GREAT Poem!

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

LOL.There is no GOOD answer to "why did I do that to myself?" Because it seemed like a great idea at the time and when you are in that party zone tomorrow seems a lonnnnng way away.

Thanks for the comment.

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

But we can always blame it on the alcohol, can't we? :D

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Always a convenient excuse. Even without drinking, it's still possible to have "emotional hangovers" did you know that? Good to see you, friend! MM

blade 5 years ago

nyc poems here :)

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