The Wiseman and The Drunk (a poem for you)
So I wrote this beat poem for an open mic. It is one of my favorite things I have written recently. I hope you enjoy it and maybe even get a little out of it :)
I suppose it was about a year ago…
The walls that remained sported red letters that called out “fragile,” “handle with care”, and the smell of whiskey hung in the air.
“He just wants to get drunk,” I thought as I walked through the vacant lot that separated me from the local pub. I guess somehow I deserved that drink more than the man who could only think about what it was like to sleep somewhere that was not… a vacant lot.
I entered the bar and didn’t make it far before I spotted a friend enjoying the end of a frosty refreshment. This guy and I had become best friends that only see each other after the day ends, and we worked hard to forget how we’d gotten there in the first place.
I took a seat beside him at the bar, started to say hey… but didn’t get far before the tender turned to me, and in a friendly voice said “What’ll it be?”
We sat and carried on merrily and rarely we said something of substance. We were like best friends playing life-long catch up only never to be caught up.
It was amazing to me that this man couldn’t see
I wonder what he felt God had done,
It was at this point that I exited the bar and rounded the corner into the vacant lot.
There was the man, smoking some pot.
The man looked at me and we locked eye-to-eye and at first I thought I was just really high… but he said.
“All we need is in the air,
Do not follow the folly of fools.
Well, his words caught me off guard and the pot was hitting me hard.
He saw my weariness and said
@liveitloveit, I really do love this! Its written very well, the flow is lovely and imagery is transcending. I think it just really hits base with me, because I’ve been where this person has been, the drinking and common friendships lost with no cause or means. And the relationship with the man carrying the sign is great. aha, I love it.
Its beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)
Beautiful! I would love to hear this….
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