My Drinking Problem

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The title explains it all, I guess.

My Drinking Problem

About alcohol I do not whine,
for me, strong drink has no use.
I’m tea-total and that’s just fine,
so my problem can’t be abuse.

But drinking causes so much pain,
people’s criticism really hurts,
as they point out every stain,
they discover on my shirts.

Submitted: April 11, 2019

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Derina Peng

This is funny one.

Thu, April 11th, 2019 7:46am


Thanks Derina. I love writing light verse. Reading light verse in Dutch got me into writing poetry myself. Quite often Dutch people claim that poetry is elitist and difficult to understand. That's why I always advise them to read some light verse. I think light verse can take away barriers that surround poetry.

Thu, April 11th, 2019 4:25am

Mike S.

So true, excellent poem, Bert!

Thu, April 11th, 2019 1:51pm


Does this mean that you are also a messy drinker? Thank you for your feedback.

Thu, April 11th, 2019 7:51am


Lol! A different drinking problem to most. This certainly brought a smile, Bert.

Thu, April 11th, 2019 7:41pm


I am glad it did, Hull. Thanks for the feedback.

Thu, April 11th, 2019 1:39pm

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