The Ghazal about Guzzling

In all walks of life, we guzzle
Oh, how we love to sit and guzzle
As babes at our mother’s breast
We’d take her milk and guzzle
As children playing with the rest
We’d offer juice and guzzle
As adults in our Sunday best
We’d fill our glass and guzzle
Our cars and houses also blessed
As gas and money, they’d guzzle
Until our waning years possessed
Our souls and the love they guzzled
Then they said, Erynn, let us rest
For it was life we’d guzzled


The prompt for this poem was to “write a Ghazal about guzzling”.

I’ve never written a Ghazal before, so this was quite a challenge. How would you have written it?

To learn more about the Ghazal, visit the Poetry Foundation

5 thoughts on “The Ghazal about Guzzling

  1. A brilliant Ghazal and a real journey through the many guzzling phases of life! Thanks for sharing Erynn! I am a Creative Life Coach and have a poetry blog in case you have time to read? and I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively – let’s follow each other if you use this medium? You can also find me on Facebook under Sam Allen wearing a bright red and orange hat! Have a good day?

      1. It does indeed! Plus, it can challenge you ability to be disciplined…especially if you’re used to writing free verse like I am lol

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