Daniel Bernard Kelleher

Gold Star - 7,568 Points (11/2/1946 / Cork, Ireland)

An Alcoholic - Poem by Daniel Bernard Kelleher

Funny the way things turn out
Where had your dreams got lost
You had your life before you
Knowing now this is your lot
Aspirations you had many
Though you knew what lied ahead
Life had many twists and turns
Its here you made your bed
Working in a dead beat job
Your future gone astray
Choices you made in life
You rue them everyday
Your dreams slowly faded
Aspirations out the door
Taking that first drink
My life ruined for evermore

Topic(s) of this poem: dreams, drink


Comments about An Alcoholic by Daniel Bernard Kelleher

  • Norah Tunney (4/11/2016 9:00:00 PM)


    Yes Daniel its a real problem for some people
    Dreams get lost
    Good that you writing about it
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    Daniel Kelleher Daniel Kelleher (4/12/2016 1:42:00 PM)

    A close relative of mine was one but hasn't had a drink for years, thank God, Thank you for comment Norah

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  • Margaret O Driscoll (12/17/2015 10:12:00 AM)


    Alcoholism is so damaging to one and all, well done (Report) Reply

    Daniel Kelleher Daniel Kelleher (12/17/2015 11:43:00 AM)

    Alcoholics don't see the damage untl its to late, Thank you Margaret

  • Spock The Vegan (12/5/2015 3:29:00 PM)


    Good writing.

    Taking that first drink
    My life ruined for evermore.

    It happens.
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    Daniel Kelleher Daniel Kelleher (12/7/2015 1:15:00 PM)

    It happened to a friend of mine, Thank you Spock for your comment

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2015



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