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It May Be So

Story ID:8433
Written by:Charles Dishno (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Dillon Montana USA
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With the Holidays coming up I thought this might be approiate.

The hazards of drinking and driving; Here is a poem about these men and women.

(But I don’t know)

The horse and mule live thirty years,
They never taste light wines and beers,
Sheep and goats are dead at twenty,
They drink no liquor – water, plenty.

At twelve the dogs have passed away,
Far, from alcohol they stay;
At ten, the cats lost all nine lives,
No beast on milk and water thrives

At five the birds are mostly dead,
They look not on the wine that’s red
At two most bugs have left this earth,
They never know the cocktails’ worth.

But evil, wicked, rum-soaked men,
Live on for three score years and ten.
But some of us – the mighty few,
Stay pickled’ till we’re ninety-two!

If you drink while driving, your car may last you a lifetime.