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Poem: Drunk Life
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!