“Alcoholism is a big issue for many people. While a couple beers, even a cocktail or shot or two is quite harmless for most. For others it’s a liquid demon. For those of us on the outside those people may seem like idiots getting inebriated, crashing their cars, becoming embroiled in fights and lying drunk in the gutter on Sunday morning. The sad thing is most of those people can’t help it. Their lives maybe in turmoil and they can’t cope. They maybe suffering with psychological issues which lead them to drink. Once that happens addiction takes over until they wind up in hospital or worse. Remember this: if you see someone getting drunk – especially if they do it often – they need help before its too late. Be a friend, listen and help in anyway you can. If you’re suffering with alcoholism find a friend, allow Alcoholics Anonymous to help. Don’t suffer in silence – help is there somewhere. I bid you all sobriety!”
I wrote this poem in answer to the following prompt:
Word of the Day Challenge — Sobriety
Safe and Sober
🍺 Sometimes it’s hard not to drink
🍺 Ordering alcohol, please, stop and think
🍺 Beer can’t take your troubles away
🍺 Reality is; it’ll lead you astray
🍺 It’ll make you crash your car
🍺 Enjoy some tea don’t drain the bar
🍺 Take it from me, avoid the booze
🍺 Your sobriety will be great news
Thanks for reading my friends.
Have a great day!