Tag: Family

Glamorous and Cool

My beautiful AuntieSo glamorous and coolWherever she went guys noticed and drooledBut she didn’t seem to realiseShe looked at herself with critical eyesLacking confidence she started to drinkalcohol… It made things better for her she’d think When I was younger she traveled all over the worldShe went to places like SingaporeI’d listen enthralledShe bought us

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Here’s to Sober Saturday!

happy sober sun

Hey, happy sober Saturday! No headache todayA cat on my chestHis paws swiping my chinA good way to begin My child upset his headphones are brokenThey’re were only bought yesterdayBut soft words are spoken It’s alright try these I sayHanding him mineYou can keep them it’s fineI’ll get some more Ah mum I thought you’d

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Cant Stop Drinking? If I Can Do It – You Can Do It !

Never Give up in open hands - Can't Stop Drinking? Secret drinker ? Alcoholic? If I can Do it You can do it

When did alcohol take over my life? When did I cross that line? When did I become a secret drinker? Drinking alone. Guarding my stash. Nobody knew. A few drinks were never enough. My whole headspace was taken up with : How much wine will there be ?Why is everyone drinking so slowly !Where’s the

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Imperfect

Bringing up kids Who’d have thought The worry and tearsThe fears it brought  Terrible twos they said are simply the worst But the teenage years Have made me burst  With worry and dread Why isn’t he in his bed What can I do ? It’s half past two .  All these milestones They have to passBut that first day at big school will

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I Love You Daddy

Mornings are quiet Uncomfortably soBut afternoon drinksthey start the show By evening, the voice is bossy and loud‘I love you girl; you make me proud’. And later, the slurring, and uneven feet Next day, no memory, just rinse and repeat.  Day one, two and even threeEach morning more quiet, self-defeat I love you daddy but your hands they shakeI feel

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