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Drinking for comfort, f*****g for food

Drinking for comfort, f*****g for food

A Poem by Gee
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A take on a single mums plight

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Four different fathers
a monochrome brood
drinking for comfort
and f*****g for food.
Best before blow jobs
use before shags
payment in polythene
half empty bags.
Laying and lying
but only to self
shop soiled, outdated,
left on the shelf

© 2017 Gee



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What people do sometimes looking for a place to feel loved and belong- sadness as it’s self destruction but each has a path to walk- pray people learn to love themselves no matter where they come from- very direct and full of passion and truth- great words- make people think🌹

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gee

5 Months Ago

Fleetingly perhaps. Thank you


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"Shop soiled, outdated, left on the shelf"- Killer line, killer poem, killer situation. You nailed it graphically and honestly Gee. Language of the streets perfectly fitting the subject. Great flow and rhyme. Feral mothers trying to survive. "Laying and lying"-scathing, but so real. Brilliant!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

This was life in the sixties on the estate we were dragged up on. Many would open their legs, some p.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Year Ago

You very certainly had a special mom Gee! And a very hard childhood from the sound of it...Your mom .. read more
Brilliant, Gee!

A very painfully brutal write, full of honesty and tinged with a large dose of reality for some in this existence.

Your tone and the rhyme is just superb. Heck! I didn't even know you could swear on this forum! But the vulgarity of those words just adds to the realism and sense of hopelessness of the subjects in this poem.

Extremely well done!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Doodley, this was life for quite a few on the estate we grew up on
This poem made me feel really sad. It must be terrible to lose ones self esteem, giving up, and doing self deprecating things. And all for the sake of the children? Or is she beyond caring even for them? It made me feel like calling out to her , "don't despair! keep going."! A very moving little poem you have penned.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers. We grew up on an estate where most families were fatherless and those that stayed were on th.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

1 Year Ago

mmmm, sometimes women are better off without that sort. But I suppose the Mums on the estate got tog.. read more
No happy romance or pretty bunch of flowers for this lady, just another day at the office and it's a hard old station!

Powerful and evocative, superb moving poetry Gee!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

A rum childhood Tom...thanks
Some single mothers do a great job. Some slide into the dark ways. Life is just f*****g tough for some. It's the cycle of kids who you hope prosper in the future.
Great write. Raw.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Ours worked herself into the ground. So much so that we were farmed out to kids and foster homes to .. read more
Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

You sure had a tough time. Women are definitely tougher than men in those situations. In a way, it m.. read more
Gee

1 Year Ago

Life lessons. Kids are very resilient so at the time whatever happened to us was regarded as " norma.. read more
Rhyming spree, here, and four different means to drink the s**t away... Half-empty bags of outdated law... Some things are best left on the shelf, but when that does not work... Shags in the dark always leave us soiled... Well penned, friend...

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Silente
"a monochrome brood " ...the contrast is striking!
"left on the shelf " ... is unforgettable ... well said Gee ... you remind me how easy to forego compassion and empathy in place of judgement ... the "mothers" you speak of are perhaps beyond help .. i picture those who are long on the streets ..have taken a helping hand many times only to recoil from lasting effects ...but the children suffer so much more (in my opinion) as innocent ...your poem is street smart ..very hard hitting .. i read some of your reactions to reviews and understand this comes from first hand knowledge and experience ... my heart, with prayers, to you my friend ... kudos to your fire ..which has intensified of late ;) peace and love
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

When you're a kid you take it all in your stride. As an adult you just want more than you had for yo.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

how true how true ... we do our best eh!? peace and joy Gee.
A brilliant take on a very real & universal problem. Anything less graphic simply would not do. This one delivers a kidney punch just when needed.....N

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Neville, the environment in which I was raised
Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Hey, sentiment well and truly reciprocated. All Good Things, N
Well-written and tough, you describe many in our society. Shouldn't tell stories, but one or two might be my kin. As I have seen, either sex can sink into such a gutter. Some can be pulled from there, but others not.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Samuel
Wow - move over John Cooper Clarke - there's a new social conscience in town with six guns of hard-hitting phrases and smokin' metaphors.
Top write Gee!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tony Jordan

1 Year Ago

Haha
Crete - has that come round already? The time is flying.
May I refer you to the.. read more
Gee

1 Year Ago

I will view when I surface tomorrow.
Have a good evening
Tony Jordan

1 Year Ago

lol - it's just the 'you lucky basta*d!' sketch from 'Life of Brian' mate.
You have a good o.. read more

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Added on July 3, 2017
Last Updated on July 30, 2017
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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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