The Tale of the Drunken Fuck

Now let’s meet our drunken fucker
with a son and wife he loves to beat.
Which makes them so skittish and frightened,
though they used to be so gentle and so sweet.

I call him a drunken, sunken prick
because he truly isn’t worth a lick.
But his family still prays for him,
stays for him,
because the same blood in them is in him.
 

His right hand he saves for his Tommy,
a kid he never wanted for one day.
His left is bruised and arthritic,
having done it’s work on dear old wifey May.

His breath smells like rotten, spoiled gin,
he’s cheated and he’s strayed and loves to sin.
But his family still prays for him,
stays for him,
because the same blood in them is in him.


Now Tommy, he works like a service dog,
so loyal and so faithful and so steady.
With hopes his pops will soon return to work,
though he won’t until he’s damn well said he’s ready.

And May, her job’s a simple one:
keep her mouth shut and if need be, hide the gun.
But his family still prays for him,
stays for him,
because the same blood in them is in him.


This terror, it lasted forty years
until one day, the drunken fuck, he died.
It happened without a hint of ceremony,
Just one day, the drunken fuck, he died.

He left his son: debt, scars, disdain.
His wife: nightmares, scars and pain
But his family still prayed for him,
stayed for him,
because the same blood in them was in him.


Under the ground, he sobered up,
then rose up from his grave in form of ghost.
He traveled long, and far and wide,
to see the ones he truly loved the most.

Now did he go back to visit wife and son?
Those that would have called him a loved one?
The family that prayed for him,
stayed for him,
because the same blood in them was in him.


I’m afraid, dear friends, that’s not what happened,
It’s nowhere close to whom he went to see.
He went to bartender and concubine.
Those that made him feel joy and be free.

So who’s the lesser in this tale?
The drunken fuck who’s life was one big fail?
Or his family that prayed for him,
stayed for him,
only ‘cause the same blood was in him.

 

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