The First Drink
I remember when I fell in love
It was a very beautiful day,
Ever time I was near you I would turn to putty
And melt at the words you would say.
Laughing and joking we had so much fun
I would get sad as the day would end,
But I'd smile at night as I lay on my pillow
Because tomorrow I would see you again.
Nothing ever seemed to bother us
We went through life and we never blinked,
We were on top of the mountain and deep in love
And that's when we started to drink.
In the beginning we had just a couple beers
And we would act like two silly clowns,
But over time I found couldn't stop drinking
I'd get so drunk all I did was fall down.
Eventually we started to fight all the time
You were always telling me that I should quit,
But I no longer melted at the words you said
I guess you were lucky you never got hit.
I no longer cared about making you happy
Hell, I didn't even care if you were sad,
Most of the time you couldn't find me
And if you did I was either drunk or mad.
It's been many years now since I've seen you
I've been in recovery I even saw a shrink,
I need you to know that it wasn't your fault
It was mine when I took the first drink.
Richard Lamp www.recoverypoetry.com
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