A drink of Whine | Tyranny of Pink

A drink of Whine

I’m not the person that I was


Before my entire world came crashing down around me

I try not to linger

in sadness and self-pity

but sometimes, you’ve just got to

drink the wine


And I take a big deep sip

That rolls on my tongue and down the back of my throat

It hits the spot

like a morphine drip


The pain is washed away

temporarily providing me relief

A chance to sleep

A moment to forget


So I exhale and lift the cup again

Touch the cold glass to my lips

and take another deep





Poor me.

Poor old non deserving me.

A torment topped with

grief and agony and

a broken womb


I have nothing


to give



So I take another sip…








  • Monica Bruno
    25th February 2016

    Oh Jonelle, this is beautiful! I’m so sorry you feel this way, but you’re so gifted with your words. Sending you lots of love!

    • TyrannyofPink
      Monica Bruno
      26th February 2016

      Thank you Monica! I really appreciate that. I’m okay most of the time, just every now and then I feel so sorry for myself but then I pull myself together and give my son a huge cuddle. <3 Lots of love! xoxo

  • Karen Shatafian
    25th February 2016

    Love this! i just want to give you a hug! And have a glass of wine with you! šŸ™‚

    • TyrannyofPink
      Karen Shatafian
      26th February 2016

      Thanks Karen! I’d love that glass of wine with you! Virtual hugs!! xoxo

  • And What a Mom!
    25th February 2016

    Oh, I’ve sipped those glasses of whine too. What a lovely piece, and much of it resonated with me.

    • TyrannyofPink
      And What a Mom!
      26th February 2016

      Thank you so much Celeste! I think sometimes, you just need that drink and then you’re good to go!! x

  • Sheena Bianca Thring
    23rd February 2016

    <3 beautiful

  • Jessie
    23rd February 2016

    Such a beautiful post! šŸ™‚ I love it.

    • TyrannyofPink
      23rd February 2016

      Thank you Jessie ? I appreciate that… still nervous about sharing my poems.

  • Bonnie
    23rd February 2016


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