Monday, November 29, 2010

almost five o'clock somewhere

  A statesman is an easy man, he tells his lies by rote.
A journalist invents his lies, and rams them down your throat.
So stay at home and drink your beer and let the neighbors vote.
William Butler Yeats

Some Guinness was spilt on the barroom floor
When the pub was shut for the night.
When out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse
And stood in the pale moonlight.

He lapped up the frothy foam from the floor
Then back on his haunches he sat.
And all night long, you could hear the mouse roar,
“Bring on the goddamn cat!”

Fill with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain.
Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies
Come to life and fade away.
What care I how time advances;
I am drinking ale today.


David Barber said...

It's beer o'clock!!! The finest hour on th clock. Although a quarter to beer is ok to have one.

I like those little ditties, Jimm. Hope you're well, my friend.

Sherry Peyton said...

Why ain't you cute with your rhymey stuff. Nice and cute there Jimmy.

Lisa said...

I drank a beer last night and it was sooooooo good.

Chef Cthulhu said...

I have always enjoyed that piece by Poe. "Lines on Ale" I believe it's called.

Randal Graves said...

To alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

okjimm said...

David... I set my alarm to Beer O'Clock!

Sherry...Cute??!! THOSE were some of the most thought Provoking ditties I have EVER read!

Lisa....I had a few last night... they were ALL good...if I remember correctly.

Chef you are correct! See, that's why I need an Editor! The last one quit when I refused to compensate her with more than 'well wishes'. Woemen! &welcome &stuff.

Randalz.... you almost gotz it. Haven't you read the re-Pubs? Obamanamabam is the cause to all the world's problems, goddamz Kenyan!

susan said...

That second one does sound a lot like Robert Burns. Best to enjoy what we can while we can.

Beach Bum said...

Long since broke the stinking clock that had the gaul to move its hands off 5:00pm.

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