Deadbeat bar

poem by: Allan P Stevens
Written on Nov 16, 2017

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In a deadbeat bar in dead end town
Where the bums are drinking all night
Sits a man with sadness in his eyes
As he recalls events from his life
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They trained him to be a tough soldier
They trained him to slay the foe	
But, these days he’s wiser and older
Left with nowhere else to go
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There’s many a stronger man than I
Been driven down that road to hell
But for good fortune, go you or I
Preferring booze over a padded cell
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We all must face up to our conscience
For whatever we may have done
No escaping that mental penance
As from ourselves we cannot run
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In that deadbeat bar in a dead end town
If you see a man with sadness in his eyes
Take care not to judge or put him down
Take the time to ask yourself why
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Tags: Depressing, Dark, Fear, Deep,

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Christopher Russon commented on Nov 17, 2017 at 9:36am
This poem is very well written.trauma is a big thing these days It comes in many ways With ex service men and loss off a loved one powerful write Allan.
Allan P Stevens commented on Nov 25, 2017 at 2:23pm
Thanks for your comments

 

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