And never coming down.


Paper Flask


Up on the proudest shelf
Perched the new bestseller
Safe to say it wasn't Twain
Or a copy of Old Yeller
Just some freshly pissed-out thoughts
The pages were still warm
But the people filed in
And soon a line was formed

The world's getting drunk
On a paper flask
Pass it around, pass it around
The world's getting drunk
On a paper flask
And never coming down

The headlines screamed of horror
Come and get your dose
The paper quickly sold out
To the scared and the morose
Death, disease, dismemberment
With unequaled fascination
Buy your troubles here, my dear
It's the new sensation

The world's getting drunk
On a paper flask
Pass it around, pass it around
The world's getting drunk
On a paper flask
And never coming down




Poetry by StillHoppin The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2013-04-12 at 14:47

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F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
One of the reasons I'm a hermit and only come out on fire drills ;) I don't get the fascination of 24h/7d 'news' and the nonchalant attitude that this is par for the course. I just wish the world would quit once in a while, and this is the feeling that comes to me after reading your words. A paper flask is a strong image. Makes me think how ridiculous these ways of going about things truly are. Your writing is so very good!
2013-04-24


NicholasG
One day I will learn to proof read...maybe! (oops) :-)
2013-04-13


NicholasG
Ain't it the truth! Ink has gone from floating down the river on a raft of intrigue too the latest dismemberment and casualties. I wonder when casualties became so casual? I guess the problem isn't confined to my radio.
Thank you. I enjoy and kick back at what pretends to be "popular culture", but is instead inflicted, mood altering poison!
:-)
2013-04-13



I have to admit, I kind of wish that were my flask on the shelf. It's growing dusty sitting in my harddrive.
2013-04-13


Commentally Ill
i once had a paper flask but it turned to mush the first time i tried to use it. darn things aren't practical.
2013-04-13



Stop showing off, will ya? ;) This.is.awesome.
2013-04-12