Delusions of Missing Out – To Drink or Not to Drink

Delusions and dreams

Delusions of Misssing Out

I’m a mixed up pot of contradictions
What’s going on?
I don’t want to drink or be a drinker
I want to think independently
And live sober for me
But I also wanna go out and xmas partyyyyy

What’s going on?

Christmas Party Reindeer drunk on alcohol

I want to eat mindfully and enjoy my food
But I stuff my face to match my bad mood
Sometimes it’s hardly even chewed

What’s going on?

Alcohol-free Christmas treats cookies and hot chocolate

I want to be sociable and feel so free
But I feel happier in my own company
Leave me alone please
And I could sleep for England today with ease.

What’s going on?


Feeling festive then not
Despite the food I just got
I bought some xmas gifts and hats
I bought alot
Avoiding all the rows upon rows of gin and wine
It’s around so much at Christmas time
I’m wavering a bit
Trying not to change my previously strong mind

What’s going on?

internal war to drink alcohol or not to drink alcohol

Why do I have this internal war
I know it wasn’t there as much before
My beliefs about alcohol are being sabotaged
By my own brain !
Why won’t it behave when there’s so much to gain?

What’s going on?

woman looking at river in snow


“Delusions of missing out

We aren’t missing anything
It’s a mugs game
Always seems to end the same

It’s like advertising
The product looks so appetising
But we’re buying into a dream

It’s not reality
In actuality it falls far short
And costs so so much
Way too much in many cases

People chase a high
That doesn’t last very long
It leaves them hurt and not feeling strong

The whole premise of the alcohol ideal is wrong
But the alcohol industry doesn’t wanna sell us that song
That the dream cannot materialize for very long
Before it becomes a nightmare

We should wake up and wise up I think
Put down the drink
While we still can
And while we still care

It’s stupid to die
On the back of a lie

So don’t cry
Enough is enough
It’s nasty stuff

We can’t control everything that goes on in our lives
God knows I’ve tried
Sometimes my favoured outcomes have just been denied

We do have some influence though
In what happens to us
We can choose not to drink
Even if we feel strongly we must

Let’s not be fooled by cheap tricks
Like alcohol
We know
It’ll just make us sick

It’s stupid to die
On the back of a lie

So don’t cry
Enough is enough
It’s nasty stuff

Be ruthless and don’t wonder and wait
‘Cos we now know
No amount of alcohol is safe

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It’s stupid to die
On the back of a lie
Enough is enough
It’s nasty stuff

This poem was composed by Floss The author of  The Runaway Train   and many more poems that have helped her stick to sober one expressed rather than swallowed word at a time

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