Story of a Drunk

by Violet Uram

A lonely man
walks through
the night,
Searching hard
for the light.
Life soaked
with whiskey and rye,
Spends hours
wondering why.
He carries his burdens
in his head,
sometimes wishing
he was dead.
But something carries him on.
looking for a life
that's been
long gone.

Violet Uram

I graduated from Seton Hill University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. I have been published in Yes Press, Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, The Amherst Society World Poetry Movement and Iliad Press. My poems are featured on, and I was published in Seton Hill's award winning college magazine "Eye Contact" . I was also in the Oxford Who's Who in Poetry at the age of seventeen, then won a Children and Youth Services award for 'Outstanding Cultural Achievement". My poetry was in "Street Beat" magazine, as well as being published in ten anthologies of, from 1992 to 2009.

Last updated June 24, 2012