Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

Drunken Life - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

Drunken Life
I wake up on a Sunday Morning
To the sound of cars horning
Smelling of booze
And a particular ooze

No wash, no breakfast, no amount of food
Can put me in my desired frame of mood
All dressed
From yesterdays mess
I am ready to visit my favourite spot
This is where I once fought

A pub with loads of alcohol
Where I can stand up all mighty and tall
Six pints of lager
And I stagger
But hold on it is not yet over
For I am in Dover in my Rover
Prepared for a sleepover from any type of hangover

I am now boarding a ferry
As I am high and merry
To Calais a land of gold
For the old and bold so I am told
I am hoping to smuggle without a fine
6 cartons of cigarettes and 6 cartons of wine

This is the life of a sadistic drunk
It’s quite a contrast from that of a monk

6 shots of spirits
And I am ready to vomit
So I sit while I take out my kit
A special small emergency bucket
So I can pour out my juices like a rocket

People in the city
Look at me and feel pity
As I beg for change
What a shame at my age
I still want more
For this body is hardcore

This is the life of a sadistic drunk
It’s quite a contrast from that of a monk

With a bottle of beer in one hand
I wave it around like a magic wand
My head is spinning
I am no longer winning
I slumber to the street
My body has given up in defeat

This is the life of a sadistic drunk
It’s quite a contrast from that of a monk

I find myself waking up in a cell
Just as I dreamt that I fell
It is cold and freezing as hell
From my face you can easily tell

A policeman says to me
By the way I forgot to mention
Six more cautions
And you will spend the entire winter season
In one of the worst prisons

Please I say, I will not do it again
I may be stupid but I am definitely not insane
I am immediately released
As if infectiously diseased

Outside I think of some gin and tonic
And start to begin to feel quite erotic
Stop I say for today
I need to take a break
For my life is at stake

This is the life of a sadistic drunk
It’s quite a contrast from that of a monk

© Sylvia Chidi- 17 October 2005

Comments about Drunken Life by Sylvia Chidi

  • Kevin Patrick (9/21/2016 10:03:00 PM)

    You probably aren't around anymore to read the comments but I really dig this work, it has humor and pathos, and for good measure and great tale of liquid debauchery. The frequent repeating of the to line chorus also makes it poignant. Thanks for this great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 14, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 11, 2006

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