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Poem: Drunk Life

Updated on September 26, 2016

By Salini

Alcoholism is a malice and a thorn in an otherwise smooth life. Many times a happy family life is thrown into a chaotic mess due to this addiction and emerging out victorious from this trap is solely on the basis of self realization by the addict.

The damage is not only incurred to the marital relation but if kids are involved the degree of damage to their young minds can't be fathomed by any one.

This poem is written by the poet from the angle of a wife who is in a relationship with an alcoholic spouse.

A humble request to all the alcoholic who may claim they are not addict: Please live your life happily with your kids and wife without losing yourself to the dark vile, Alcohol is injurious to your health and life.



Holding the hands, walking ahead in life.

Enjoying the evening, sipping away the wine.

You start your laugh with twinkle in your eye,

I smile at you thinking all the joy and fine life.

The evening swings on,

You lose your poise and calm.

The gait becomes staggering,

the words falls stumbling.

All would have been fine

had you not start being all self opine,

ruthless in your words,

actions that can't be controlled.

Sometimes I feel so ashamed to be around you.

I know you mean no harm to me or for you,

but what can I do and say when I see a tipsy you?


We fight with loud noise and fists,

we scream at top of our voice and hit,

we get lost in the black painted life of ours,

black by the debauchee you and black by our animus.

Hard I try to be sane for the sake of our kids,

But fail I mighty in front of you oh bibber, my Hus.

I want to scream at myself for wanting to live my life with you.

I feel sorry for my kids to bear with me and you.

I wish you would stop the drinking and be only you.

The you with whom I fell in love.

The you with whom I know I can still smile and live my life.

Stop boozing away our precious life.

Open your eyes, live with your kids and your wife.

We are just waiting for you to walk back sober into our life.

Like what you were before you plunged yourself deep into the dark vile wine!


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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      Hey Jamie, thanks for dropping in and glad to hear that you are successfully sober from past five and half years. May your resolution remain as strong as now.

      have a great day ahead.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      I have been clean for almost five and a half years now and I am grateful for every day. Thank you for this wonderful poem. Jamie

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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Frank for dropping in and for your kind words.

      Have a beautiful day...

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      wow life the hard truth just stares you down what a great message bless you :)

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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      Hi Martin, It must be weird but I really felt good reading that you can't tolerate alcohol... It might be cos some of your loved ones has escaped from the horrifying experiences which comes along with the baggage of alcoholism...:)

      Have a lovely day ahead.

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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      Hey ruby, thanks for your comment and I am sorry that you had to face such traumatizing experiences in your life. Hope you have emerged as a winner.

      Prayers with you

      Have a great day.

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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      Hello shiningirisheyes thanks for sharing an example from your life and making my poem more effective via your comment.

      Thanks again, have a beautiful day ahead.

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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Billy for dropping in and actually accepting the fact that you are an alcoholic. I hope you have it under control or are planning to step into sobriety.

      Have a nice day.

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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      Thank you teaches12345 for appreciating my poem.

      Have a great day...:)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      What a great thought on how one feels when they are being abused by another. It is so sad that people have to experience this lifestyle. Hope this comforts many and helps them to make a choice to get help.

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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      Thank you SkeetyD for stopping by and posting your comment. Means a lot...:)

      Have a beautiful day dear.

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      SkeetyD 5 years ago from Barbados

      Wow. This is a powerful poem. These words really hit home and make the situation vivid and sad. Alcoholism can indeed cripple a family and make life hard for all involved. Great poem

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. My body will not tolerate alcohol, even in food. It will expel it within 3 seconds.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I can relate to your poem, I have lived that life and it hurts deeply. I hope he realizes and gets the much needed help. Beautiful..Thank you..

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I know the heartbreak you write of. A dear dear family member has this affliction and goes throughe very stage you describe. Those of us who know her well can recognize the signs and know when its time to say good night and call it a day. If you extend the visit any longer youa re sure to receive some of her drunken wrath of abuse as her mind turns toward paranoia assuming what isn't happening. We all love her but only she can recognize that she needs help.

      When she is sober she is a wonderful person, making it that much more heartbreaking when she is not.

      My sincerest of sympathies to you friend.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well my friend, you may nor may not know this, but I am an alcoholic. I'm sorry if you have suffered because of this disease, and I pray there are those out there who will read this and begin the process of sobriety. Beautiful piece of work.