Sometimes I’m Drunk

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 chance to grab what you can get
Nobody wants to hear if you’re dishearted
Or you’re 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
Kept on my mantle yesterday
You help me find another vision
And throw my…broken puzzles…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

Modified by GregLanier on October 30, 2023

37 sec read

Quick analysis:

Scheme xaxxBCxd efaf xgagxhxh eixi BCxd
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 731
Words 124
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 8, 4, 8, 4, 4

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

  • Arman_1
    This is life
    LikeReply13 days ago
  • Arman_1
    This is poetry????
    LikeReply13 days ago
  • kiwiDave
    I like this piece as a lot of it makes sense, in my life. Nicely written and clear thoughts. Well done
    LikeReply 223 days ago
  • davids.75192
    this one hit me pretty rough
    im going thru a tough time rn
    great poem
    LikeReply 123 days ago
    • GregLanier
      Hang in there, brother, one day at a time
      LikeReply 120 days ago
  • aoibhinnoneill2007
    Relatable and well written
    LikeReply 127 days ago
  • GregLanier
    Thanks Ronald. It is a love song.
    LikeReply 129 days ago
  • ruthmae528
    Love it
    LikeReply 11 month ago
    LikeReply 21 month ago
  • RonaldBunch
    Great job. I truly enjoyed at the end how it seemed like a love song.
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • Mitchthefridge
    Great poem man, I've been meaning to turn a few of my poems into songs with my guitar for a long time but just can't seem to make them work.
    LikeReply 31 month ago
    • GregLanier
      Go for it, Mitch. Putting them to music helps me improve the poem, weeding out rough spots to improve the flow.
      LikeReply 21 month ago
  • Stanleylove
    Pure emotion poured out the fountain of deep, had to read over again to feel the emotions hidden in the lines
    LikeReply 21 month ago
    • GregLanier
      Thanks for the feedback.
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • thomasc.35413
    Great job Greg
    LikeReply 21 month ago
  • zaidandd715
    This made my day
    LikeReply 21 month ago
    • GregLanier
      You made my day. Thanks!
      LikeReply 11 month ago
  • ZachMistry
    I really quite like it. It's very earthy and direct, and I love how it doesn't try to hide behind flowery language.
    LikeReply 21 month ago
    • GregLanier
      Thanks Zach. I was worried it wouldn’t rate without the flowery stuff, but I liked the way it flowed. I appreciate your appreciation of its simplicity.
      LikeReply 21 month ago
  • karlcfolkes
    I really love the lyrical upbeat of this poem, can literally hear the tune ringing in my ears in a a mystical melodious jazzy kind of rhythm. It’s a winner for me, not a downer.
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • Molly_Smiles
    I love it. I too have let my writing go to the back burner for a while. "I apologize to the purists..." lol.
    One thing I wish someone would've told me is, "Never apologize for your truth. The critics will howl anyways." 
    LikeReply 12 months ago
    • GregLanier
      Fantastic perspective. I’ll remember that. Thanks and keep writing.
      LikeReply2 months ago
  • talygarza
    Great composition I loved how you end: “That you’re still around”, I understood while not everything is ok the singer has someone to share time making something beautiful.
    LikeReply 32 months ago
    • GregLanier
      That ending just popped out. Surprised me too. Thanks for the review.
      LikeReply 11 month ago
  • amberp.35129
    This poem was very strong indeed good job!!!!!
    LikeReply 22 months 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 
    LikeReply 32 months ago
  • Soulwriter
    This is great Greg - you need to keep writing! Thanks for sharing your talent with us all
    LikeReply 12 months ago
    • GregLanier
      Thans Soul. You keep sharing as well. Great stuff.
      LikeReply 12 months ago
    • Soulwriter
      thanks for the encouragement - ever appreciated...
      LikeReply28 days ago
  • Vixility
    Lovely, and I can imagine it to be even more so when sung.
    LikeReply 12 months ago
    • Soulwriter
      Couldn't agree more
      LikeReply2 months ago
  • garryg.63803
    Some of the best songs are simple in construction a decent memorable melody you got a hit.
    LikeReply 22 months ago
  • Charles2
    LikeReply 22 months ago
  • JoseCanUC
    I get it and can relate. Thanks for sharing.
    LikeReply 22 months ago
  • GregLanier
    Too simple?
    LikeReply2 months ago
    • acronimous
      Simplicity is the trademark of genius… :-)
      LikeReply 42 months ago


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