14 July, 2006

I Drink to the Dead

I drink to the dead
To drown my sorrows
I drink to the dead
To squelch the pain
I drink to the dead
As I am bewildered
I drink to the dead

I drink to the dead
To fuel indignation
I drink to the dead
To seethe my anger
I drink to the dead
Because I have no one to kill
I drink to the dead

I drink to the dead
Because I feel inadequate
I drink to the dead
Because I don't know what to do
I drink to the dead
It’s the only difference I can feel
I drink to the dead

I drink to the dead
To wash away their faces
I drink to the dead
To wash them all away like sticks down the Godavari
I drink to the dead
Because there are too many
Too many
I drink to the dead

I drink to the dead
Because I am a fool
Finding excuses
To be ineffective

Perhaps it is time

To put down my drink

2 Comments:

Blogger David E. Patton said...

I like this poem, the endinf sum it all up. "I drink to the dead" is not in my head.

15/7/06 21:09  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

So many problems yet so few solutions it is no wonder so many can do no more than drink to the dead.

15/7/06 22:45  

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