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The art of growing up,
is to pour shots of whiskey                                            
into your coffee in the morning
to make it through
the day.
when all you want to do
is lie in bed
instead,
but there’s nothing
beautiful
about that
either.
"Liquor is one way out an'death's the other.” 
― Tennessee WilliamsCat on a Hot Tin Roof

its short because i dont know what else to say besides the fact that im disgusted that it's the fucking truth.
its a fragment of sleep deprivation, non fiction topped off with self hate,
aren't i just a bundle of  fun?
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Liquor is one way out an'death's the other by grew-up-a-screw-up is quick and raw, but ultimately carries a message of strength, not defeat. ( Featured by ShadowedAcolyte )
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Congrats...fine work :clap:
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :glomp:
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L3Moon-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Never fav any poetry types. But this is one of the best poem I ever read :XD: and I cant help but fav it!

My first fav poem :D
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :glomp:
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
pretty much...
 congrats on the DD !
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Writer
Ahh congratulations hon! :heart: This is one of my favorite pieces by you. :huggle:
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :glomp:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The beauty of poetry is the ability to express and purge one's emotions, and then move on with life in a more constructive way.... I find the acknowledgement of those feelings is a beginning....but then you have to move up and out from there if things are going to get better... although I will say and Irish Coffee does have it's virtues, in context....although the heaviness you describe might be better served by straight espresso and some time away from it all  (this is by no means an attempt to poke fun or make light of your circumstances, I hope I don't offend you.) ... It's a good piece, a tough read in some respects but honest. For what it's worth, there is light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to get around the bend to see it.....I won't say this is beautiful... I can't because it's not meant to be... but I can appreciate your honesty, and the vulnerability and humility it takes to post something like this... and to deal with the way people respond to it.  I'm hoping after a while this poem won't be an accurate portrayal, but a window you can shutter behind you to a past that no longer holds you.  Congrats on the DD.
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AlbertStClare Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Writer
Whatever praise others may give, I find this evidences little mastery of language, and holds no insight that a thousand other jaded people could not have given me in better, and unminced, prose. It is also not the truth — the art of growing up is finding one's place in the world, and coming through hardships stronger, and not dwelling on darkness and mixing together vile liquids which will only make it worse in the end. Life may be bad at times — it happens no matter who you are — but wallowing in your own mire helps nobody, and especially not you.
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SamXNaruto Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank God someone else thinks that. I was loosing my mind. 
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I-am-Inspired Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there is no other word but Beautiful, to describe the harsh truth of these words. <3 congrats on the DD, well deserved xx 
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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I-am-Inspired Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xx
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Forem Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'd say it is beautiful, but how can one say that of cold, harsh truth?
Well, it catches my mood in some days.
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I see what you mean, and thank you
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! Meow :3 
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :glomp:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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LadyOfSilver Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this so much. Every line has an impact and you manage to say so many things through simple words. Amazing. Congrats on the DD! :)
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :glomp:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!! :glomp:
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks 
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you 
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LeftUnfinished Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very true and powerful. Loved it. :heart:
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much
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christchild6 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I feel that some days!  Very nice, to the point... nice work!
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grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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i-am-a-bridgewalker Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
so true. I like poems that can make universal emotion out of individual acts or moments.

(the repetition of each day/all day kind of stopped me up, though. it's such a short poem repetition might not work too well.)
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Writer
This is just. So powerful. I love, love, LOVE the second half. :heart:
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JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Deep man, deep, people always make there pain sound sappy in there poems, this is straight forward and without the taint of cliches and bs. 
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