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.
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.