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first:
lie.
say you’re just looking to have fun.
don’t tell her about the last time this happened.
plan on staying away from beds and grabby hands.
plan on forgetting for once.

next:
lay in bed anyway because you trust her.
debate if that’s wise.
contemplate the universe and what dying feels like.
decide it sounds like her laughter.
feel like dying.

then:
let her hold you.
try to decide if you want to remember this tomorrow.
whisper into her mouth that you love her.
let her shakily toss it back.
lie to yourself.
say you’ll forget.
don’t.

lastly:
wake up with her in the other bed.
complain about the headache.
don’t complain about the lack of warmth.
she’ll ask if you remember last night.
lie.

be hurt when she does too.

write poetry about how you don’t care.
do.
lie anyway.
that's what got you into this anyway. 
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-06-30
how to get drunk and not mean it by allinthen is a recipe for dysfunction, full of personal, concrete details that help it read almost as a transcription from someone's guilty conscience. ( Featured by ShadowedAcolyte )
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PossumFan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I adore this.

+ fave
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:iconinfatuatedsanity:
infatuatedsanity Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazingly well written, you're very talented
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:iconla--rana:
LA--RANA Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
STUNNING!
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:iconcevelr:
Cevelr Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honest and raw poetry, I love it.
Good job and congratulations on the DD. c:
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:iconpanzerflight:
PanzerFlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I always get a shudder when I read good poetry.

Yet again, thank you for being an author who doesn't resort to bullshit depression baseline inspirations. You earned that DD.
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:iconschriftsteller:
schriftsteller Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Writer
The raw honesty of this piece creates a really visceral reaction in me. I'm not sure if everyone has been in this situation but you make it palpable for even those who haven't. Congrats on your DD-- you deserve it.
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:iconchamps00:
champs00 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icondarkvlinder: 
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:iconyatsukisamada:
Yatsukisamada Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is brilliant!
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:icontaylornicolereed:
TaylorNicoleReed Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent work!
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:iconbock228:
bock228 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply Beautyful!
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:iconanunnaki888:
anunnaki888 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
having sex with a woman when she's drunk is rape
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:iconlunainet:
Lunainet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right?!
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:iconwynnterr:
wynnterr Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sir, are an idiot.
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:iconanunnaki888:
anunnaki888 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
uh ok nice ad hominem attack *yawns*
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:icondrsaddoll:
DrSadDoll Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014
First of all I don't see how it is relevant that he attacked you personally, it is nowhere implied that the statement that person made about you intends to discredit your point (which would be an ad hominem)... in facts it is even impossible to decide whether wynnterr agrees or not with your point. I think they way in which you denounced, in a unfounded way as is often encountered nowadays due to the recent popularity of the term  in internet arguments, an ad hominem attack is even less relevant than the other's comment (I imply I disapprove also of her attitude but...)

I might be mistaken, but I honestly think all she was trying to do was, in an indirect and maybe slightly less than tactful manner, to express how out of place your comment was, that is for a number of reasons, three of which I can think of:

-First of all there's no reason to assume that the "her" referred to in the poem was drunk, I believe the title describes mainly the poet's persona.

-Even if it were rape, which I believe is a preposterous idea, I can't think of any reason why rape shouldn't be described in literature especially as the poem obviously includes an underlying mood of guilt and remorse.

-The poem remains to ambiguous as of the nature of the events to decide what actually happened. 

As of your point itself, my personal opinion is that it is constructed upon a very sexist misconception, that is that a woman can't be held responsible of her actions when drunk, maybe because of other strange beliefs such as "men resist alcohol more than women" or what have you... In fact I think many people, regardless of their gender, might feel like admitting they made a mistake after such circumstances, I don't see why we would want to take away this right decide for ourselves and be considered as sensible individuals.  I understand it is easy to lump together alcohol consumption and rape because, for example a drunk woman will be much less able to resist an assailant, but I don't anyone would dare to disagree with the following statement: "rape when drunk (either party) is rape"  which is the only statement the premises truly imply.

That is all I wanted to say.
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anunnaki888 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wtf I come inside for 5 minutes to grab a sunny d and check my messages and this is what I get? Sorry dude, I just don't have time to read all that, too busy skateboarding w/ my friends. I have something called a life? Hello?
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:icondrsaddoll:
DrSadDoll Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014
I appreciate the effort, but I don't believe I need to be lectured on life, especially in such circumstances...
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:iconwynnterr:
wynnterr Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me? I've not a clue what you are saying.
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:iconcheetahskittle:
CheetahSkittle Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"A general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument."
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:icongreatwhitepanda:
GreatWhitePanda Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist
this is amazing..i'm left speechless. 
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 30, 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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:iconmamagizzy:
MamaGizzy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I relate to this.
Beautifully written.
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:icontankloverkv:
TankLoverKV Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Congratz on the daily deviation!
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:iconharryeagle:
Harryeagle Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Interesting. :)
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:iconcool7days:
Cool7days Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfreeinternetplz:
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:iconthat1personyouforgot:
That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Please don't spam on people's artwork. That's low.
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:iconcool7days:
Cool7days Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This writer's creativity is beyond: the style, the paces, the effect and the comprehensible fact -- they're all excellent! Just look at it: she made something extraordinary out of something very ordinary! Wouldn't
a conclusion to all these words I attributed be nice?

This icon acts like a badge that broadly highlights, for instance, the person's outstanding skills and that the other side, which is me in this case, is impressed. And since I am impressed, I decided to honour this writer with a "free internet badge".

Exaggerating in the value of this silly so-called "badge" and the impossibility of attaining it creates the sense of humour, and... sense of humour was never a sin...

But anyway, I apologise for the misunderstanding this caused you. Have a free internet badge too! :iconfreeinternetplz:
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:iconthat1personyouforgot:
That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, first of all, thanks for not being a jerk about it. :) I did misunderstand a bit~

Thanks for the badge! :hug: (And your approach)
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MysterionRises6 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats not spam its a compliment 
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:iconthat1personyouforgot:
That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay~
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:iconpumpkiyn:
pumpkiyn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
It's not spam, people usually post those to say basically that what they did or said is absolutely amazing, this is not low in any form or fashion, I don't understand where you got that from.
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:iconthat1personyouforgot:
That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Eh, I'm just saying from what I've seen on other deviations. Lots of people do not like plz-things in the comments. But maybe I misunderstood :L
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:iconangelparagon:
AngelParagon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's not spam. It's a joke. A meme.
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:iconthat1personyouforgot:
That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, but still. People shouldn't put those in the comments for art, unless the piece is something centered around comedy. I'm just saying, not judging or anything :)
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TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow
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:icononetwistedpoet:
onetwistedpoet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This sounds so honest.
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:iconleftunfinished:
LeftUnfinished Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your writing is beautiful and honest and unique. Keep going. Congratulations. :heart:
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:iconcryogfx:
CryoGfx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Powerful and gritty :D
Great work, congrats on the DD! 
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:iconintroverted-ghost:
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Writer
This piece is so gritty and honest, two qualities that I absolutely adore in a poem.

Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :heart:
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:icongroscochon72:
groscochon72 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
cool! congrats on the DD :)
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:icongraneo:
graneo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally niiiice
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