Simon Odhiambo

The Last Sipper - Poem by Simon Odhiambo

This man lost his paying job
And his wife left this drunkard too
His children not to stay with him
All left this dad alone

I see him talk to his bottles now
After drinking one too many a beer

To the first empty one he says
'You made me lose my only job'
As he throws it against the wall

To the next empty he swears
You talked my wife to leave
And abused my children too

As he staggers his way in anger
He spots an intact bottle
Its contents still full of beer
He stops and a smile errupts

A hug and several kisses
He praises this good old find
'You are good and always been
Quiet and not involved in this'
He sips and thuds to the ground


I see his body now
Lifeless and full of flies
The last one caused his death
Though he lost his all in life
He found his death, in a single sip

Comments about The Last Sipper by Simon Odhiambo

  • (8/10/2012 4:58:00 PM)

    We are just as fragile...brilliant...wonderful thought... (Report) Reply

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  • (8/10/2012 4:58:00 PM)

    We are just as fragile...brilliant...wonderful thought... (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (8/10/2012 2:16:00 AM)

    A poem to think about, ( the straw that broke the donkey`s back,) one sip of beer too many, a very interesting write 10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, August 10, 2012

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