Deadbeat bar

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

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
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
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
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
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


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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