The Deadly Drink

Worlde 27
 
 
A ragged old man stretched his hands to the clouds;
His eyes were beginning to glaze;
After three nods of his head to the heavens,
His hands he could no longer raise.
 
He thought he would straighten himself like a blade,
But found himself flowing downstream,
Swept under bridges of Madison County,
While rolling along in a dream.
 
It wasn’t the dream he had hoped to behold—
“Oh, drat! What a pity!” said he.
“I may have to drag myself out of the stream
And fling myself into the sea.”
 
But the salt took its toll on all of his parts,
His rusted-out lungs could but wheeze;
Hence the moral, my friend, O sad to relate:
It’s deadly to drink from the seas.

 
© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 

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Posted on October 23, 2011, in The Poetry Pantry, The Sunday Whirl. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Poor man!! Your poem definitely carries an important message….well wordled

  2. This was a fun romp through the wordle words. I love the playful tone of the piece, and your end rhymes. When I reread it, I find myself repeating the last line, and wanting to clap twice for added punctuation. LoL

  3. Delightful and surely no Old Salt this man!! He seems to be lacking his survival at sea skills ;) Well wordled!!

  4. I love the sound, the rhythm, the cadence of this poem. It carries me along to the sea as well.
    Great piece!

  5. Terrific job. I always find these multi-word challenges, well, a challenge!

  6. Well done! I will be SURE to avoid drinking from the seas, now!! ;)

    Here’s mine: http://whenwordsescape.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/meadowlands/

    ~ Paula

  7. A fun use of the wordle words. Loved the rhymes and enjoyed reading. :-)

  8. A sad subject playfully handled; well done, mmt. I liked the reference to “The Bridges of Madison County” especially; it hinted at a romance long lost or perhaps never experienced, and it added to the whimsy of the piece.

  9. Ya just can’t go wrong with a jug of wine or a vat of beer. Better safe than sorry.

  10. Clever and witty piece! Enjoyed it immensely!

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