Safe and Sober

“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.

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6 thoughts on “Safe and Sober

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  1. It’s a fine line, I think. I went through a phase where I enjoyed the whole going out/getting drunk culture immensely, but I wouldn’t like to imagine doing that now. I suppose it is like everything… knowing when to stop.

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    1. Absolutely. For most people its harmless and they can limit to save levels for them and stop at that. It’s for those who for whatever reason cant stop that its an issue. It’s not judgemental we all have stuff we get addicted to me – eating far too much chocolate lol.

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  2. That’s some powerful writing! I suppose it is tough, although those looking ‘in’ might not guess just how tough. I had an alcoholic grandfather. Fortunately, although I liked a drink now and then, things never progressed to that level for me.

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    1. Exactly right. Unless you wear the shoes of the sufferer you can never truly understand their suffering.

      I’m glad you never progressed to your grandfather’s level. Just the odd drink is plenty nice enough.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Melanie.

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    1. Well said. Judging never helps. To help is to be a good friend, to listen and encourage. Without being in the persons shoes we cannot ever understand how they feel and can only be there for them. Even physically the withdrawal will be different for everyone and so we have to give them all the time they need as we be that good friend.

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