Poem: Drowning a Demon

Another boring day

What is that? I hear you say

The problem in my eyes

A messed-up compromise

But can I still get out alive

To find some paradise?

One more drop

I know I’ve got to stop

I’ve been hanging on too long

Just trying to find this song

One more drop

Just a tortured soul

I’m buried in a hole

Needing another drink

To let my conscience think

But can I still get out alive

To find some paradise?

One more drop

I know I’ve got to stop

I’ve been hanging on too long

Just trying to find this song

One more drop

Long lost friends

Where does it end?

They were all so loyal at first

But I had to quench my thirst

But can I still get out alive

To find some paradise?

One more drop

I know I’ve got to stop

I’ve been hanging on too long

Just trying to find this song

One more drop

One last drink

Who knows what to think?

My life is a ruined climb

The descent is so sublime

But can I still get out alive

To find some paradise?

One more drop

I know I’ve got to stop

I’ve been hanging on too long

Just trying to find this song

One more drop

It doesn’t matter anymore

Lying in a heap upon the floor

Memories spin and fade

Into the oblivion I have made

I can still get out alive

My own life is paradise

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Author: seagullnic

Writer, editor, lecturer and part-time musician. Passions in life: my family, Bob Dylan, music of many genres, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, cooking plus good food and wine.

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