Raised Glass

Raised Glass

A Poem by Poetic Beauty
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Reflection of the past. "aching heart and alcohol strength" These moments are gone.

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I raise this shot glass in toast to you

Wishing  you well only the best

Now that we are done completely through

 

Letting the liquid slid down my throat

With crimson teary eyes I blink

Leaving I grab my black leather coat

 

May this new life be kind, treat you well

Walking away I smile on this day

As my heart begins to beat and swell

 

Before I saunter out the back door

Turning around I walk to the bar

Bartender give me just one more

 

I quickly slam it down like a pro

Enjoying the alcohol burn

But my going becomes way too slow

 

Mister Daniels is calling my name

The smell lingers invading my nose

Now I know I should never have came

 

 

I stand up proud ready to leave

As devilish thoughts swirl in a blur

Heart sinking as it begins to grieve

 

Oh hell just give me another

Make it strong give me a double

For this ache is a real mother…

 

Strength I find in whiskey delight

The anger pulls me together

With the pain gone, I’m ready to fight.

© 2011 Poetic Beauty


Author's Note

Poetic Beauty
This isn't about alcoholism it is about drinking to forget someone and it only makes it worse. I only did it once on my 29th birthday and it only made things worse.

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It is a temporary relief from the pain as it skews our mind enough to not care as much but when the effects are gone we are still left with those same feelings and Jack Daniels is no longer calling our names. Somehow just one more always seems to help in the moment. I like this write painful but a ring of truth to it. Great write.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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I found this a grand tribute to those who drink to forget their troubles. I know someone that does this on occasion. But yes after the drink wears off, the troubling thoughts are still there.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poetic Beauty

8 Years Ago

I think we all know someone like that. This was written off a dream I had a long time ago.
Fantastic piece!! I love this story, not your personal pain though. I'm sorry that the 29th was bad. Good news, it made for a great poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Did I answer this? heck who cares! I had to read it again just from the title and guess what? It so rocks!!
Your imagery was fantastic in this. Drinking? Crap so many do it to forget, run away from, or even cope, with all that is hurting us. Is it the answer? Nope, but we still do it.

You said it all in this fantastic piece. Write on me gal, write on.. Love that honesty within your writing..



Posted 10 Years Ago


Mr. Daniels must get around..he's tried to help me through troubled time before too. Hey, you know once in awhile you have to have a night where you burn off excess emotional baggage. Feeling the burn going down reminds us we're alive.. great write..x

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Drinking really does make matters worse and you express that so very well here~ Nicely DonE!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"one drink to remember another to forget.. one more drink and I move on - dave matthews band" .. your poem reminded me of that song. good read. thanks for sharing.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Totally agree, I did the same thing, but it lasted for 3 years out there parading around drowning my troubles away, but I found myself lost and trapped in a bottle of quervo. A very well thought out and well written poem. Thank you for sharing. Debileah

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can relate to this...There came a time when I seeked out the healing power of the bar as company for losing someone...only my stay wasn't one night but more like 4 months and I only sunk even lower...it is a time in my life I still would like to forget.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I knew it wasn’t a toast of joy but of sadness and the acceptance of the enviable which is always a hard one to swallow I think you’ve done a great job in the words you choose to express your feeling and emotion in this piece from beginning to end.
Excellent write.


Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I did that recently to forget my current ex it only made things worse between us and in a way i regret drinking. This is a great poem and very truthful about how liqour doesnt make the pain go away. Great job.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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