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Sometimes I’m drunk
Sometimes I’m stoned
Sometimes I’m tired
Of being alone
Sometimes I’m up
Sometimes I’m down
Sometimes misguided
Just hangin’ around

Every day’s another day of choices
One more time to grab what you can get
Nobody cares if you’re dishearted
Or walking…on a wire…without a net

Sometimes I’m bad
Sometimes I’m good
Sometimes I don’t
Even if I should
Sometimes I’m right
Sometimes I’m wrong
Sometimes the music
Ain’t the right song

My picture puzzle’s missing pieces
That were in my pocket yesterday
You help me paint another portrait
And throw those old pieces away

Sometimes I’m up
Sometimes I’m down
Always I’m lucky
That you’re still around

About this poem

Haven’t written in a while. This is a song that’s been lingering in my head for a few years. Got pissed at that I’ve neglected writing for a couple of years, sat down with guitar, and this poured out. I apologize to the purists out there that don’t appreciate my rhythmical style, but I’m a songwriter type. Bernie Taupin is my hero. It’s very simple and unpolished. I understand if you feel the same.

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Written on September 18, 2023

Submitted by GregLanier on September 20, 2023

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Discuss the poem "Sometimes I’m Drunk" with the community...

  • amberp.35129
    This poem was very strong indeed good job!!!!!
    LikeReply3 days ago
  • ritchiechelle
    When I read this to my husband, he said to me"when did you write that?!" It's brilliant... I said I didn't. It really sounds like something I would write. Totally relate to all of this 
    LikeReply3 days ago
  • Soulwriter
    This is great Greg - you need to keep writing! Thanks for sharing your talent with us all
    LikeReply5 days ago
  • Vixility
    Lovely, and I can imagine it to be even more so when sung.
    LikeReply8 days ago
  • garryg.63803
    Some of the best songs are simple in construction a decent memorable melody you got a hit.
    LikeReply 19 days ago
  • Charles2
    LikeReply 110 days ago
  • JoseCanUC
    I get it and can relate. Thanks for sharing.
    LikeReply 111 days ago
  • GregLanier
    Too simple?
    LikeReply12 days ago
    • acronimous
      Simplicity is the trademark of genius… :-)
      LikeReply 112 days ago


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