Wayne Leon Learmond

Rookie (12th March 1963 / Liverpool)

I'm Not An Alcoholic


Another battle with the bottle
And this time I won't lose
I sip this bottle of vodka
Stopping when I choose

I'm not an alcoholic
I can control what I take in
If people all around me
give me a chance,
I can win..

I know I can beat the bottle
And yes,
I've paid my way
It's temptation calling
I'm gonna win
tonight
ok?

I'm not an alcoholic
People take me
for who I am
I can beat this demon
I'll just take
another dram.

I'm not an alcoholic
I swear to you I'm not
But this bottle
I have before me
Is the only one I got.

I can always stop
tomorrow,
In fact,
will start my battle then.

But until tomorrow's
calling
I'll just take one more
drink again.

Submitted: Monday, August 14, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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  • Rookie Preeti - is here! (8/17/2006 2:30:00 AM)

    just one more drink.....
    ....and the one never ends....

    Right sentiment in the poem, but is someones companionship all that alcoholics need?

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