featured in the poetry forum December 12, 2011  :: 0 comments

I am the beast in the bar
The beast who drinks anything and everything
The beast who sits devouring whatever it is that comes my way
The beast inside takes control the more I drink for
I am the beast in the bar
The beast who repels women with my je ne sais quoi
I am the beast who simply can’t say no to a drink or the chance to get high
The beast that drinks just to get drunk
I am the beast who prowls the bar looking for cast-off drink and cast-off women for
I am the beast

editors note:

Stimulation of this alcohol economy by wholesale consumption of the drops and the dregs is just, I don’t know what, “Beastly.” Drink with dignity! – mh

Untouched by Madness

featured in the poetry forum May 10, 2011  :: 0 comments

Driven to the edge of insanity
Twenty years is too long to be doing this shit
I’m at the brink cos of all the drink and drug
There’s no way back from here
Just darkness and madness

I pity those I’m leaving behind
Those untouched by madness must get awfully bored
Can you think of a more depressing life
Than one without the magical twins of drink and drug
Just lightness and mundanity

editors note:

Sanity is under-appreciated without madness to provide stark contrast. The mad provide a public service for the sane – should be funded by our governments. – mh