Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning,
that they may follow strong drink;
that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
Isaiah 5:11 KJV
Beware that cup of wine, that mug of beer;
It may well be the drink of no return.
Imbibing alcohol can bring you cheer,
But too much booze is cause for great concern.
You think you can control it, and you may,
Yet there will come a time it turns on you.
Addiction causes spiritual decay;
Your passion’s not of God, but of the brew.
It’s good to know your weaknesses today,
For that is where the devil burrows through.
Avoid them like the plague; just run away.
Temptation can’t compete if your faith’s true.
If it’s too late and you just cannot quit,
Turn quick to Christ and counselors submit.
sonnet # 415