Many people struggle with the tight grasp that alcohol can take on someones life and their loved ones. This poem is detailing the feelings of a woman whose husband is having an affair with alcohol.


The Alcoholic's Wife



I will never be enough.

Your burning desire for her -- I can't compete

constantly on your mind,

endlessly on repeat.

You need her.


I will never be enough.

Her taste on your lips, help to revive

coursing through your veins,

make you feel alive.

You crave her.


I will never be enough.

She wraps you in her euphoric feeling

hiding all emotions,

she is so concealing.

She numbs you.


I will never be enough.

Your obsession with her  -- It'll never end

broken inside,

no one else can mend.

She destroys you.





Submitted: May 02, 2017

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Exceedingly well composed. It was so effective to describe alcohol as a rival lover, one that is bent on destruction. Good job!

Tue, May 2nd, 2017 6:52pm


Thank you for taking the time to read my writing! Your feedback is much appreciated.

Tue, May 2nd, 2017 12:15pm


Wow! This was amazing and intense and sounded very personal like I could feel this coming from a place from maybe somewhere in your personal life or happened to someone close to you? It's was short simple and beautiful but at the same time painted a perfect picture of what it must be like to be the person dating an alcoholic looking in. Knowing that you'll never be as good as the bottle in their hand! This is amazing.

Tue, May 2nd, 2017 7:39pm


Wow! Thank you for the feedback. This does have a very personal connection in my life. I appreciate you taking your time to read my poem.

Tue, May 2nd, 2017 1:32pm


This was beautifully done. In a short poem, you manage to capture not just the struggle of the alcoholic, but that of the person struggling to remain relevant in the alcoholic's life. Well done!

Wed, May 3rd, 2017 12:35am


Thank you!! It was amazing how when I was feeling this, it just flowed onto the page so well. Thanks for your feedback.

Tue, May 2nd, 2017 6:18pm

alex kincaid ross

very good insight - a great literary effort - well done

Wed, May 3rd, 2017 5:39am


Thank you for taking the time to read my poem and for the feedback!

Wed, May 3rd, 2017 8:05am


OH MY GOD!!! This was so deep! I loved it girl. This reminds me of the days my mother used to drink and drink sobbing over my father for weeks. I just remembered seeing her face. WOOOOWWW!!!!! MANE I LOVE THIS!!!!

Wed, May 3rd, 2017 6:57pm


Thank you so much for your response. This poem really does mean a great deal more to those who have seen the devastating outcomes of alcoholism. I am glad that you love it so much. I really do appreciate your feedback!

Wed, May 3rd, 2017 12:09pm

4 Get Me Not

Eerily mimic's my parents. Takes on a personal meaning. Great voice!

Thu, May 4th, 2017 12:30pm


Isn't it amazing how many different people have experienced the pain that comes from alcoholism...? Thank you!

Thu, May 4th, 2017 7:23am

Cherry S. Mercury

I really like how well composed this piece of writing is. I've seen many pieces of writing but this is one of the best original pieces. It really talks about what people go through with slums who love to drink their problems away. Very Nice job. :)

Fri, May 5th, 2017 5:09pm


Thank you so much Cherry. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and giving me such great feedback!!

Sun, May 7th, 2017 11:50am


That was great... Very deep and Intense

Fri, May 5th, 2017 5:36pm


Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to give it a read.

Sun, May 7th, 2017 11:50am

Dr. Acula

I keep reading it, over and over and over again, trying to think of what to say, what words? I can only think of one, and it doesn't do it justice:
( also, as a side note, I had to choose between Perfect or GENIUS. I think i'm saving the latter for your next entry.)

Sun, May 7th, 2017 2:48am


Thank you! I am glad that you love it so much. I appreciate you taking the time to give me this amazing feedback.

Sun, May 7th, 2017 11:52am


I love your use of personifaction! Yay you used one of favorite aspects of writing nicely (figurative language). I can relate to this issue as well, which makes me feel empathy towards you (if this relate's to you). It's fantastic, I don't see any flaws. It did indeed come from the heart. *applauds*

Tue, May 9th, 2017 2:40am


Thank you so much for your kind feedback. This is my favorite kind of writing as well!

Tue, May 9th, 2017 11:12am


It was very well written, nature talent. Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see more of your poetry! Mind if you give me some feedback on my newest work, "Expiration Date"? I would appreciate it. Good job once more!

Tue, July 4th, 2017 1:42am


good one

Tue, July 4th, 2017 5:40am

Kathleen Graven

I love your personification of alcohol. Through it you so clearly show the dangers it can have to a person and their relationships with others.

Fri, July 7th, 2017 10:41pm


I hope this is just observation, & not a result of implimentation! Very well stated case for leaving the bottle alone!

Tue, July 18th, 2017 3:12pm

Doria sanders

Nice work, I love it. Sounds familiar

Wed, July 19th, 2017 1:06am

B. G. McGregor

Very nice story! It is definitely an interesting angle to take a story about an alcoholic and I like it!

Wed, July 19th, 2017 2:44am

H D Cooper

Wow! Powerful punches and beautifully written.
The way you describe alcohol and what affect it has on an alcoholic was terrific.
Great work!
Thanks for sharing.
Heidi :-)

Thu, August 31st, 2017 2:00am


It's such a sad thing to effects effects alcohol can cause on not just an individual but the other's in their life. Your poem was so good, and really captured the pain that can come with it, and the addiction of it.

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