One Too Many



Are you ok?

You seem to be swaying

Like a reed in the wind

Are you sure

You’d head home safe?

Seems like

You’ve had

One too many!


Hell yeah!

I’m more than


I’m just


A feather in the zephyr

Asphalt and rubber

Whiskey and ice

Watch me soar


I need one more!


Look at me

With unfocused eyes

Brain scrambled

Like yesterday’s eggs


Of your wife


With your tiny tot

For your hug


You’ve had those

One too many?


You nag me,


Are you

Related to

My wife?


It’s not your

Place to meddle with

My life



Take it easy

Life is simple

As long as

You let it be

Put away that key

Next to that glass

Red blood doesn’t

Look great on

Green grass


Call a cab

Call your wife

She’d be worried

Take your time

Don’t hurry

You have one life


One to many.




  1. You ought to be the brand ambassador for Road Safety, Varad.
    You conveyed a message of great social importance so well.

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    1. I’m not any good with poetry, Rrohan. I don’t understand metres or forms. I just scribble something from time to time. I’m glad you liked it. Thank you


  2. well articulated and the clever line breaks did look like two drunks in conversation. Having seen many people have one too many, I can completely understand this one

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    1. Thank you, Esha. I’ve dabbled with some poetry a long time ago, but just random scribbles. This prompt inspired me to try once again


  3. You know what, Varad; I’m smiling from ear to ear after reading this cute & the most appropriate poetry one could write over the prompt today. Oh yeah, drinking makes one behave like a buffoon who’s really at the mercy of others.
    Happy Blog-a-Thon!

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  4. Ok, so I take some time to understand poetry. But participating in various challenges has made me develop some interest in reading poetry as well.
    Will keep coming to your blog. This was a good one.

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  5. This was pretty impressive! I liked the structuring of the poem in the format of a drunken person. The imagery that stood out for me was red blood not looking good on green grass.

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    1. Thank you, Shailaja. The prompt immediately brought that particular thought and I took it from there. Glad to be a part of BarAThon again.


  6. I have such a big grin on my face right now 🙂 How lovely to see you write a poem. And a nice sweet one too. 🙂 The following lines particularly stood out for me.

    I’m just
    A feather in the zephyr
    Asphalt and rubber
    Whiskey and ice
    Watch me soar
    I need one more!

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    1. Thanks, Ashwini. Long ago, I had a poetry blog full of angst ridden garbage verses. After that I haven’t dabbled much in poetry. After seeing this prompt, felt like trying again.

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