I Watch You Slip Away

September 15, 2016
By Breathe_softly BRONZE, Pulaski, Wisconsin
Breathe_softly BRONZE, Pulaski, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"if you're going through hell, keep going"

You drink from the elixir of love,

letting it soak into your veins as if you were a sponge. 

Your eyes gloss over, 

glassier than the very cup you're drinking out of. 


I watch you fall into oblivion. 

Falling faster than a shooting star.

You waste away. 


I am left,

 hopeless and full of despair. 

Clutching your face, 

shaking you into reality,

but you never quite return to normalcy. 


The elixir consumes you.

It controls you.

It takes everything you have,

and you don't fight it. 


With the devil on your shoulder, 

you drink from the elixir of love

one last time.

As I watch you slip away. 

The author's comments:

This piece is written for a special friend of mine. I love him dearly, but I have watched him slip into oblivion due to alcohol. I hope that by reading this piece, you understand a fraction of what it's like to have someone who is so hopelessly slipping away. 


Remember you are loved more than any bottle or drug ever will.

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