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Just One More

July 23, 2010
By PaolaC. PLATINUM, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
PaolaC. PLATINUM, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Just one more swig of rum
Just enough to dull the pain
Just enough to numb

Woke up, head crazed like a zoo
Hid his breath with mints and gum
Needs work to support his family of two

Could not stop the bottle
To the monster he did succumb
At the pretzels near the bar, he did not leave a crumb

Shame how the years have gone by
An alcoholic bum
Keg of beer and a hitchhikers thumb

In each city you grow sicker
Struggle everyday to hold your liquor
Life in shambles from the flask

Not even a deceiving mask
Abusing that rum…
What a detrimental task

The author's comments:
National Institute on Drug Abuse & Alcoholism

National Association for Children of Alcoholics
1-888-55-4COAS (1-888-554-2627)

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