"The Game"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a poem about the dangers of alcohol.

Submitted: March 02, 2010

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Submitted: March 02, 2010



 The Game


It was one night that I decided to drink

Little did I know that my life would be on the brink


Quarters was the name of the game

My life that night would never be the same


It started out as harmless fun

But it wasn’t by the time we were done


Bounce the quarter miss the glass you take a shot

After a while you start feeling hot


I don’t remember how many I had

I don’t remember even feeling bad


Last thing I remember is sitting in a chair

Next thing I know I wake up incoherent and impaired

I wake up on my back in a hospital bed

The doctors telling me I should be dead


My dad and brother had to pump my chest and give me cpr

They did this numerous times to restart my heart


The doctors ran tubes up my nose and hooked me up to an iv

From what I was told it wasn’t a pleasant sight to see


The whole time they were running the tubes they said I would shout

They had to run the tubes to get the alcohol out


The next moment I woke I was at home in my bed

With my chest hurting and a pounding in my head


My throat was sore and it was hard for me to talk

My legs were weak and it was all I could do to walk


They said I quit breathing three times that night

I should be dead now by all rights


That’s what happens when you play the game


If you decide to play


Be forewarned your life may never be the same

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