Put Down This Drink by Jason Wallace

Put Down This Drink by Jason Wallace

Status: Finished

Genre: Poetry

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Status: Finished

Genre: Poetry

Summary

Tonight, I don't think That I could put down my drink And have to go back to that Lonely, lonesome home Where it all leaves me all alone And there's no one there to hear me say That I wish with all my might That each and every night You'd at least, in a dream, come my way

Summary

Tonight, I don't think
That I could put down my drink
And have to go back to that
Lonely, lonesome home
Where it all leaves me all alone
And there's no one there to hear me say
That I wish with all my might
That each and every night
You'd at least, in a dream, come my way

Content

Submitted: April 18, 2015

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Submitted: April 18, 2015

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I leave the light on

Down there

Don't nobody care

About where I've been

Or about my shame

 

The darkness, it just scares

Me right into a stare

At the wall

Where I used to

Trace your name

 

I'm as empty as that place

Where there ain't nothin

But where I used to touch

Your face

And I'd get lost

Having everything I fought to save

 

Tonight, I don't think

That I could put down my drink

And have to go back to that

Lonely, lonesome home

Where it all leaves me all alone

And there's no one there to hear me say

That I wish with all my might

That each and every night

You'd at least, in a dream, come my way

 

It all ended wrong

But I couldn't carry on

If I didn't have a... memory

And all along,

I've been down, and I've been drawn

Into a hole without my soul but with... misery

 

Every minute is a sentence like I've been jailed

But I know it ain't jail cuz it's just my own Hell

And the penalty is death, so slow that it chokes

Out all my breath

And I don't have anything

 

Tonight, I don't think

That I could put down my drink

And have to go back to that

Lonely, lonesome home

Where it all leaves me all alone

And there's no one there to hear me say

That I wish with all my might

That each and every night

You'd at least, in a dream, come my way

And maybe one of these days,

In that final place, you'd choose to stay

 

I know that none of this

Could ever make you miss

What we once had

Since it turned out so bad

And if God would hear me pray

Or at least somebody'd grant my wish

I might be ok

I might have the one I can't resist

And never find my way back

To somewhere I don't exactly act

Like any kind of man

Cuz I don't exist

 

But

Tonight, I don't think

That I could put down this drink

And have to go back to that

Lonely, lonesome home

Where it all leaves me all hopeless and broken and alone

And there's no one there to hear me say

That I wish with all my might

That each and every night

You'd at least, in a dream, come my way

 

But the dream I dream each time

Is a reminder of how blind

I was when you walked away

So I'll hold onto this drink

And I'll damn near cry

As I sit and think

About what I want so much

But I guess I've given up

So goodbye.

 

About Jason Wallace

 

Jason Wallace is a self-published Indie author from the Midwest.  After his divorce, he attended graduate school, earning an M.A. in American and European History.  In his free time, he writes avidly, in a range of genres, including poetry.  Jason has been writing for twenty years, beginning in junior high but has only published since 2011.  His ultimate goal is to one day gain enough recognition for his work to garner a publishing deal; however, he enjoys the craft for its inherent benefits of self-exploration, creative outlet, and the joy it brings to others.  He loves sculpting new characters that hopefully readers can identify with and love reading about as much as Jason enjoys creating them. 

 

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