Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,189 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Let Others Drink - Poem by Gert Strydom

Let others drink beer, wine, brandy
and whiskey
and I will pour a glass of cool drink
and disappear when they are drunk.

Hangovers and retching
and cars that collide
and thoughtlessness,
may later come to regrets.

White, yellow, crimson and any colour wine
can perhaps let reality fade away
for a time,
but being sober, in control
is much better than any pain.


Comments about Let Others Drink by Gert Strydom

  • (2/8/2010 7:31:00 PM)


    I like your poem. I sing Karaoke in a bar, but have only a few beers then switch to water for the rest of the night. As people drink they get either bolder, stupider or just relaxed. Being drunk is never a solution and can create great problems to the person drinking and to people they encounter (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 8, 2010



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