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Poem: Drinking for Love

She’s a beauty when I’m drunk
Like a dirty mutt in the rain
Thinking maybe she’ll clean up
And after three bathes in 
I’m sober and she still looks 
Exactly the same as before
Big puppy dog eyes along with
Bulldog jowls that shake when
She’s crying as I’m threatening
To put her out again and like
An unwanted penny she comes
Back again and again I tell you
That’s why my friends I’m here
Sitting at the pub having another
So I can get pissed enough 
To go home and see her again

Today’s experimental poem is an example of doggerel. I feel like I butchered it, but you can read more on this poetry form by clicking here.


Copyright © 2021 TJS Sherman All rights reserved.

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4 thoughts on “Poem: Drinking for Love

  1. God, I love this. It’s a nice contrast to poems romanticizing people or love itself. Never heard of a doggerel before, I should try it out sometime.

    Nicely written! The metaphors are hilarious and amusing, ahhh I just love it.

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