Just a Few Drops

Updated on March 13, 2020

Gold, rust, crystalline ornaments
A drink too many, last night's celebrations ensured
The cat still perched at the window looks at him with pathos bound fright
As the eyes scroll up and down the glimmering reflections on shelves,
The satiated tongue leads the way in frame.

The branched shadow crawls the walls
The street lights and the car spots play till dawn
Fresh blooms from a nearby store
Meets a whiff of garbage as the covers close
A nauseated dilemma of what lies next
The liquor cabinet is almost bare right then.

Maybe just one pint or two
Not harsh road drinking but a mere mild hold
The mind will remain fresh if it's just a glass full
He won't be called a nuisance if it's suited to the chic bowl.

But the night grows old as the first rays smile
The shutter will close and so will the cat's eye
Playing slots with a simple mind to make
But it seems tough as the radar loses its aim.

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      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        3 days ago from Gurgaon

        Thanks for reading Hari. Glad you liked it

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        Hari Prasad S 

        3 days ago from Bangalore

        Beautiful imaginations in the poetic lines, very unique and catchy lines. Addiction is instinct related issue.

      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        2 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        Thanks so much Margaret. Thanks for reading

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        Margaret Pan 

        2 weeks ago from Athens

        A great piece of writing on a very difficult and sensitive subject!

      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        4 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        Thanks for reading Brenda. You are right, addiction always makes one go from a glass to a bottle with ease.

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        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        You draw this point quite well. He believes just one will make him feel better when he ends up doing the mere bottle or so it seems.

        Very true for addictions or the day after celebrating.

        Thanks for sharing.

      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        4 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        Thanks so much Manatita. Hope you are doing well.

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        manatita44 

        4 weeks ago from london

        A tough and topical one. So modern life! You have done an excellent job! Let us pray!

      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        5 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        Thanks for reading Lora. Denial goes along with addiction hand in hand. It's a vicious cycle that involves self conviction in the delays that come with denial. I am glad you liked the poem. Hope you are doing well.

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        Lora Hollings 

        5 weeks ago

        A very poignant poem on addiction! You draw a vivid picture with your powerful words of not only about the addiction itself but about the denials of this disease as well. A great write.

      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        5 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        Thanks Jason. Addiction can be a complete life breaker. I am sad to hear of your experiences with close ones.

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        Jason Nicolosi 

        5 weeks ago from AZ

        Great poem about temptation and addiction. Having an addiction is a huge handicap and can be fatal. Depending on what you're addicted to. I actually lost many friends to addiction. So your poem reply hit home. Addiction is a sad thing. Excellent write! I'll be happy to follow you.

      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        5 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        Thanks Liz. I am glad you feel the issue has been expressed well.

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        Liz Westwood 

        5 weeks ago from UK

        You have encapsulated the lure of alcohol well in this poem.

      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        5 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        Thanks Mr. Bhatt

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        Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

        5 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

        Interesting. Good presentation.

      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        5 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        I am glad that you enjoyed it John.

        Our tempestuous relationships with personal habits or addictions fascinate me.

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        John Hansen 

        5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        Wow, you certainly have an incredible way of weaving words to convey the message you want to get across, Tiyasha. Most of us are addicted to something even if we don't admit it, but alcohol is one that effects so many, and temptation is never far away.

      • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

        Tiyasha Maitra 

        5 weeks ago from Gurgaon

        Thanks Lorna. Temptation is something we all struggle with, of some form or the other. It can be quite toxic at times. Thanks for reading.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        5 weeks ago

        The struggle with temptation is realistically portrayed in this incredible poem Tiyasha. Your choice of words creates the pain of addiction and how difficult it can be to live with. Wonderful writing.

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