Am I Drunk

I look in your face
As I stumble from my car
Purposely forgetting my cane

Unmistakable instant judgment
Is scribbled across your starring
Glare while you grab your phone
Frowning towards my daughter

I laugh and turn back to my car
Parked in the Handicap zone
I grab my cane to pass you again
Watching you stop the call
Not wanting to look my way

I cannot resist muttering
“So, you think I’m drunk
Well sorry, I have MS”

*I was thinking this piece was too bitchy but as my daughter said, “Its true.”

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jingle
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 18:41:16

    at times,
    your work simply reflect a segment of life,
    which is the most important part of poetry…

    powerful, being aggressive on some occasion is cool.


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  3. michelle
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 21:21:11

    I love this poem. And the truth is told best. And
    I love “instant judgment”.


  4. ziibi1
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 22:09:40

    Thank you so much! 🙂


  5. Jingle
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 15:00:15

    cool job!


  6. frayedges
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 18:59:11

    Not too bitchy…REAL! Love your response to the woman. People just jump to conclusions.


  7. buttercup600
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 20:17:11

    I loved this Ziibi, well said!! I love your work xx


  8. revbillcook
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 20:52:16

    A solid reminder that we should not be so quick to judge. thanks. – Bill


  9. Someone Is Special
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 08:51:07

    Hey I am very much impressed on your thoughts, what a way to express a part of life.. Great work..

    –Someone Is Special–


    • River
      Aug 26, 2010 @ 09:32:55

      Thank you! It helps so I don’t smack someone. jk I write poetry about MS to help me and other people. I will have a poetry book out next year only with MS related poems to hopefully help others with MS cope with the disease.


  10. Christine
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 17:00:12

    Wow! This is a powerful poem. Thank you for writing it!


  11. Rosidah Abidin
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 23:19:23

    Insightful poem and so true. People like to make their own judgments without even knowing what others have to deal with. Have a wonderful week.


  12. Olivia
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 12:24:57

    Good one.. Very well put about that.. I loved it.. 🙂
    Happy Rally


  13. WEM
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 16:25:06

    I like the poetry of life. Living poetry is something we all need to do.


  14. River
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 16:32:39

    I agree! It helps cleanse too. 🙂


  15. Anky0112
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 16:39:27

    Yeah it sounds like poetry of like…
    good work…
    viva la vida 🙂


  16. vacuousverse
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 19:48:12

    A great read – All I could think at the end was Homer Simpson going “D-oh!”


  17. River
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 20:58:43

    🙂 Thank You!


  18. Imagina
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 05:49:15

    People could just be so rude sometimes… good for you, love this poem ;0


  19. River
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 12:30:39

    ✿*✿ Thanks Everyone ✿*✿
    .¸.•* ’ (¸.• ✿*✿ •.¸ )`*•.¸¸¸.•


  20. Artswebshow
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 20:46:35

    Great job.
    Its brilliant, don’t worry


  21. Jingle
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 09:00:43

    Happy Monday,
    5 awards 4 u, enjoy!

    the first 3 awards are not to be passed on,


  22. 700miles
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 12:02:50

    Wow…awesome…. i really like this one…. a great twist and, no it doesn’t sound bitchy… 🙂 one correction – staring not starring….


  23. Jamie Dedes
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 16:45:32

    Oh my, this is sad. I’m sorry but I’m not surprised it happens … and that folks don’t notice the cain and can only think of one reason a person might be wobbly…With me, they always assume I was a smoker and often imply that I deserve what I got for being so stupid … I’m a very boring and conservative (in some ways) person. I never indulge and never have indulged in smoking … Oh well …

    Hang in there …

    And you have yet another well-deserved award:
    The Elegant Blogger award
    Congratulations! … and, obviously, you’ve earned a fan for whatever that might be worth.

    Blessings to Amanda …


    • River
      Aug 31, 2010 @ 15:37:55

      I have learned to ignore people but sometimes I’m in certain moods and have some words I pass to them. I have a double whammy with people and their judging. MS and being naturally thin actually underweight right now and have been trying to gain for years. Man, I think I get more shit and nasty looks because that actually. Thank you for the award Jamie…..why do people think you are high? you can send me an email if you wish
      ziibi is River in Ojibwe and River is my given name. 🙂


  24. River
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 16:03:22

    Thank you everyone!


  25. Val Erde
    Sep 05, 2010 @ 17:15:09

    Mmm… I understand this. I’ve had looks from people when I’ve had low blood glucose and my speech is slurred. People jump to the wrong conclusions.

    It’s not bitchy. Far from it.


  26. River
    Sep 05, 2010 @ 18:49:28

    Thank you, Val! People do all the time. It sure makes you look at yourself.
    By the way your art is beautiful! 🙂


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