An Ode to a Drunk Man

An Ode to a Drunk Man

I’m enjoying taking part in the Writing 101: Poetry challenge, and I came to miss my daily prompt today, since there are apparently no classes at the weekend. I also miss an edge to the prompts offered, so I came up with my own subversive prompt.

The inspiration came to me when, perched at my balcony on the top floor in a block of flats, I observed successively a number of intoxicated individuals having a hard time trying to get home from their weekend drinking sessions.

I wrote the poem sober but formatted it drunk.


A drunk man

So gay

Sways like a poplar tree

Schemes to take over the world

Skids on the icy road

Falls and fails

To rise

Feeling not the cold

He falls


And dies


29 thoughts on “An Ode to a Drunk Man

    1. I’m not a bad person for taking so much pleasure in killing my characters, right 😉 ? You’re of course not a bad person, it was the idea to write a funny piece. After all, it’s so silly that it can’t be thought of as real!

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  1. It’s so cool – love how you combine the swaying of him with the words being apart 😀 His death comes across less dramatic than the falling guy one – rather amusing here on this one 😉 Well done!


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