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Thursday, January 12, 2006

A Sobering Poem


This one is courtesy of BBC Radio 2

"Why I Don't Drink Any More

I changed because I have the sickness of alcoholism;
Alcoholism doesn't come in bottle, it comes in people.

You should have seen me;
I drank for happiness, and became unhappy.
I drank for joy, and became miserable.
I drank to be out-going and became self-centred.
I drank for sociability and became argumentative and lonely.
I drank for sophistication and became crude and obnoxious.
I drank for friendship and made enemies.
I drank to soften sorrows and wallowed in self-pity.
I drank for sleep and wakened without rest.
I drank for strength and felt weak.
I drank for masculinity and it sapped my potency.
I drank medicinally and got sick.
I drank because I thought my job called for it and I lost my job.
I drank to stimulate thought and I blacked out.
I drank to make conversation and got to where I couldn't talk at all.
I drank to forget and became haunted.
I drank for freedom's sake, and became a slave.
I drank for power, and became powerless.
I drank to erase problems and saw them multiply.
I drank to cope with life and invited death… "

Author Unknown

3 Comments:

Blogger Ana A. said...

Gostei deste poema. Até porque me tocou um pouco, já que sou sobrinha de uma pessoa que morreu precisamente devido ao álcool...

1:26 PM

 
Blogger Goncaluskas said...

Sim toca-nos a todos...

1:42 PM

 
Blogger Ana A. said...

Felizmente, nunca tivemos problemas de alcoolismo em casa, mas muitas vezes não consigo deixar de pensar nas casas em que isso é diário.
Pior que uma pessoa que não consegue fazer as suas coisas por causa de um impedimento físico qualquer, é uma pessoa não conseguir fazer a sua vida normal porque não está senhor(a) de si.
É triste.
E o pior é começar...

2:36 PM

 

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