Quote of The Day

Thursday, October 11, 2007


I’ve witnessed Liquor take hold of loved ones wreaking havoc on their lives. I wrote this poem about alcohol abuse. It seems no matter what issues you cover up with booze; they still remain after the intoxication.


For a week or two the smoke is clear

Then like a well cured kindling

It ignites with the spark of a match

Poof, life is fired up with a roar

Rotten wood hides amongst the embers

Flammable hollow pieces quickly disappear

Spilling soot and ashes in it’s midst

Dense heavy moist pieces

Survive amongst the cinders

Poked and prodded

Still they refuse to light

Refusing even the slow burn

Charred and left behind

Uglier in the daylight

Waiting to dry out

Until the next fire


Anonymous said...

I think ( I know for me) drinking to forget something, just makes it worse when you sober up. Only tried that once.

Cre8Tiva said...

i have been charred by an alcholic loved one...the scars remain...blessings, rebecca

Anonymous said...

This was inspired by you and it is in reply to the poem I just read. :)

You are not alone,
for I have been there.
Although, I was at the time unaware.
I'm sure WE are not alone,
others have faced it too.
During that moment though, it seems it is only you.
Together we shall stand, side by side.
We will overcome the obstacle's we have faced and hopfully put them aside.

Lucy said...

so true that the problem still remains only now you have a drinking problem too :(
Using kindling as a metaphore was genius. xo

KaiBlueCreations said...

i brought a wine called Funky Llama to try this weekend.. It should be interesting!!
great post Sherri.

PEac and hugs, Kai xx

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