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Just One More Drink

October 20, 2009
By spitfire213 SILVER, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
spitfire213 SILVER, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
In the devil's den i may be, so stab my heart and set me free.

Just one more sip.
That's what i tell myself.
Just one more glass.
I pull the bottle from the shelf.

The clatter of ice against glass.
Such a familiar sound.
The thick smell as i unscrew the cap.
The fate to which I'm bound.

No longer caring.
Feeling alive no more.
No longer living.
I continue to pour.

The burn in the back of my throat.
A price I'm willing to pay.
The soothing sweet nectar.
This is what I live for each day.

Swallowing full.
The glass leaves an indention upon my lip.
So many stare.
But the intoxication continues to drip.

When I pulled out that glass.
I never thought it'd be my last.
Pulling out the bottle.
I look forward to my next blast.

But as i open the cupboard.
My hand starts to shake.
The glass falls.
Leaving shards in its wake.

And like the glass i fall.
Like the shards i shatter.
Collapsing to the ground.
Because no one thought i matter.

The author's comments:
I wrote this at school for Red Ribbon week. My teacher asked me to submit it.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Jan. 23 2010 at 11:25 pm
springbreaksoonsortof BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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amazing! great use of sensory language which makes me feel like im there with you

on Jan. 22 2010 at 9:43 am
Secret_Love_Tells GOLD, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you more than the sun loves the sky and the moon loves the stars" --my best friend
"Do it for love." --sark
"One does not succeed in never falling but in getting back up evertime they do so."- Confucius

This is great! I have a hard time finding words to rhyme like you did. I usually just write from my emotions. I don't care if it rhymes or not. You did great on this! Love it!

on Jan. 18 2010 at 10:25 pm
SilverDawn GOLD, Burnaby, Other
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WOW. total love <3 you've got great talent and writing style too. this is tagged as a favourite! (i must read more of your work ASAP!)

on Nov. 9 2009 at 7:32 pm
ultrabookworm BRONZE, Equestria, Kentucky
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It's really descriptive. I myself have difficulty with that kind of thing, but you've done a great job with this!

on Nov. 8 2009 at 6:33 pm
Annabelle7614, Nunyabusiness, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
This is my favorite personal quote.

Oh my gosh, I love this poem! I don't know what else to say!