poetry critical

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Random Poem:


Girls of fourteen drinking vodka too fast
increasingly drunk, feel ill by half past
three in the afternoon, still pissed by ten
how can they be so bladdered by then?
I know for a fact theres a shortage of drink-
except for the stash hidden under the sink,
or the expense vintage wines in the back room
which locked out of sight, we're forbidden to consume.
Still what the hell! I stuck to fizzy pop,
that cheap crap you buy from the local corner shop
that unless you're at a party you'd never want to buy,
but the mood of the night makes you give it a try.
Sat now on a sofa, soft drink in hand
and if the sofa is taken, you can always just stand
in a doorway, desperate to find a known face,
hoping for someone to talk to in this place.
No one can be arsed with meeting someone new
unable to connect - until they've had a few.
Instead they just stare silently at the floor,
blaming the party for their social flaw.
In the kitchen now, pouring another glass,
mind gone quite blank, just checking out the ass,
avoiding the drunk, passed out on the floor,
despite his paraletic state he still wants some more.
Make time to watch the host, as they fret and sweat
shouting at the guests for abusing the pet.
Avoid that loner who drones when he talks,
and find the slut who sleeps with what walks.
Once turned down, find a forgotten room
sit yourself down and drown in the gloom
and then realise slowly your gonna die alone,
get totally pissed - then piss off home

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