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

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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

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