The Bottle

into my reflection, my darkened eyes a dull glaze
the stale odor of liquor created a thickened haze
stammering, staggering, the bottle slipping from my hold
my sanity disappeared as my life continued to unfold

what strange twist of destiny brought me to here
lies spitting pain tumbled with truths told sincere
a drunken stupor i believed to be my saving solution
instead it caused my emotions to fight a revolution

rum to make me forget the sweetness of those lips
gin to struggle with acidic after-burn of love eclipsed
tequila to take me to a dreamlike tropical paradise
vodka to force drunkenness to be a unending part of life

bitter strong bottle pressured my troubled mind to forget
the depression of the past, the present, the future; again
their teasing, bruises, and putdowns still affect me today
i allowed those demons of the inferno to drive me astray

an empty bottle grasped in my cold limp fingers
liquid misery: in the end, only suffering lingers
a parasitic “friend”, blacking out my world for its gain
never leaving love, instead causing my heart strain

i screamed blindly to the darkness, never-ending doubt
the people i thought were there i learned to live without
but yet there are two figures, shadowy in the distance
could there be some hope of personal outside assistance?

out of the tunnel, glistening gray mist of deadened hush
pulled to my feet and sobering, my thoughts no longer a rush
looking into their eyes, i see a rescue from the bottle
my strength slowly returning with their care so gentle

although distance separates, she’s there for me body and soul
within my dreams she holds me, she helps me keep control
a dedicated fellow, he is my special friend without hesitation
knowing right from wrong, collaboration defeating frustration

amazing friends brought by fate, meant to conquer affliction
giving me what i needed to show the way out of addiction
the bottle in my hand plummeting, the pieces scattered
my previous reflection in the mirror has finally been shattered

The Bottle


Lockport, United States

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A fight with alcoholism…

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