Your Beautiful (Lethal) Life

poem by: Carl Halling
Written on Nov 13, 2016

Shooting star
With a quicksilver mind, 
You deserve to go so far,
Can't someone stop you
Before you ruin your soul,
With irreversible harm?
Drinking all day,  
Every single day, 
Out of your head on booze, 
Is this the life,  
Is this the way, 
A gifted child should choose?
Your beautiful lethal life
My friend,
Has sent you around the bend,
Your foolish defiant
Decadent dance
Could soon be at an end.
But you don't care 
Do you, shooting star?
As you drift in your blissful dream.


Tags: deep, pain, imagery,

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Christopher Russon commented:
Very well written poem.sad fact for so many people. Alchohol can be a deadly trap
Carl Halling commented:
Thanks, Christopher, it certainly can, I was caught up in it myself when this piece was first drafted (as a song), although it was updated recently.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Too many lives ruined by alcohol and drugs, you have captured it very well in this poem.
Carl Halling commented:
Thank you so much, Cecilia, and what you write is true. As a recovering alcoholic I can attest to that: I gave up more that 20 years ago now, but addiction still affects me.
stuart hardy-taylor commented:
as a recovery alcoholic i relate to this, thank you
Carl Halling commented:
You're welcome, Stuart, I'm a recovering alcoholic too, and 24 years after having quit alcohol, I still miss it terribly, but I can no longer safely ingest alcohol.


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