An Empty Bottle

I yell "I'm gonna tell my dad!"
I run home but no dad
Only an empty bottle of booze
Only silence and abandon

I go home for support
But i have no home
Only an empty house
And an empty bottle of port

I go home for guidance
But there is no guide
Only violence
And an empty bottle of Guinness

I no longer go home
For there is no one for me
Only emptiness and loneliness
And an empty bottle of booze

By Donal Campbell
15 June 1996

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