Numerals On A Spree


8, 10 and 6 got drunk again last night
And you know how it is after a few

8 stumbled, fell over and lay there prostrate
As if paying overawed homage to Infinity

10, as usual, got rather too full of herself
And declared loudly, “I am the Digital Goddess”

6 stayed silent and simply sat there, crestfallen
Embarrassed to have turned into a limp flaccid 9

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on May 28, 2012, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. stuffredsaid

    Thank you for the smile..enjoyed this.

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  2. This added up to a real binge then, eh? Whatever 4? 😉

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    • Love your quick wit, Betty. 😀

      It’s not really about numbers as such though. It’s a poem depicting the different types of reactions folk have to alcohol (or to reality … “In vino veritas”). Some open their heart to wonder and appreciation of the ineffable; some become more extroverted and inflate their (defensive) ego shield; some become more introverted and lose themselves in anxiety.


      • So true – I’ve seen all of those reactions, and more. (There’s also the Jekyll & Hyde type – nice, affable guy turns into a monster after a few…. I guess that could be depicted by a “2”….)

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      • As I was building the piece on generally accepted shapes and references I was limited as to what I could cover, but you are quite right of course in saying there are other emotional attitudes that alcohol invokes, and aggression is sadly an all too common one.


  3. Wonderfully imaginative and funny.

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