Thinking back about past conversations
and the hasty comments that I have made
I can only cringe at these demonstrations
of myself letting all my chances fade.
I was definitely in with a shout
until I opened my blurting lips
so I am forced to watch you walking out
as another hope evades my grips.
It's another case of hasty speech
where I do not give myself time to think
and now everything seems out of reach
and so I resort to another drink.
One day I will quit this liquid diet;
and one day I will learn to be quiet.