Drinking is Harmless

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 23:04 -- zoeann

They say that drinking is only for fun

And no one can get hurt or it won’t go too far.

I don’t think anyone can imagine

Your brother coming home, drunk.

In the middle of the night not knowing

If he is in a good mood or not.

When he isn’t in a good mood

You are scared of what will happen.

When he says he doesn’t have a problem

But he gets drunk almost everyday now.

They say it is just a phase he is going through,

It’s been going on for 3 years now.

Sometimes I think the only way it will get better

Is when he gets arrested and put in jail.

I know I should be supportive of him

But I don’t want him to die.

He has done some stupid things

While he was drunk.

It has come to the point

Where I am scared to drink myself.

I don’t want to become

Of what he has become.

An alcoholic,

It is even bitter to say.

It runs in my family

My uncle is an alcoholic too.

He has gone to jail

for four years.

That really destroyed my mom,

I don’t want it to happen again.

If my brother gets in trouble

I don’t know how my mom will handle it.

When people say that drinking

Is fun and won’t ruin peoples’ lives.

They don’t know someone who

Is an alcoholic.

Because if they did

They would think differently.

They say it will get better

But I’m not entirely sure.

This poem is about: 
My family

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