Treasure Island

Jim Milks

(2/7/1966 / Boston)

A shot of Whiskey


As the sun is shinning on my empty home
I pour a shot of whiskey
To help kill the misery
of you leaving me here all alone

I pour another shot of whiskey
And long for a sweet girl to miss me
But As I sit back
I know that I will die alone

I wander the streets of this forgotten town
Passing through the unfeeling crowd
About to drown in my sorrow
My pain covering me like a shroud

Oh how, I long for the day
When I am under the dirt
and all my emotions have gone away
And I no longer hurt


© JPM 1/17/2009

Submitted: Saturday, January 17, 2009

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  • *Trusting You* (6/13/2009 4:46:00 PM)

    yes whiskey brings out the worst of us.... why we chose to drink when we are sad I will never understand. I really like this... you have done awesome work here.
    ~MC~ (Report) Reply

  • Brenda Arroyo (1/22/2009 2:40:00 PM)

    This is such a bitter sweet poem.
    I love the lines:
    'I pour another shot of whiskey
    And long for a sweet girl to miss me
    But As I sit back
    I know that I will die alone'

    great writting: ] (Report) Reply

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