Drinks, Laughs & Wishes

Limerick: drink drank drunk

The old drunk had quit the drink
And no one knew what to think
But what was bizarre
Was he took it too far
He died, dehydrated beside a sink

“I don’t believe I’ve ever chortled.”
“I do all the time, especially when I think about my life.”
She laughed.
He listened.
“You’re right, it’s more of a braying.”


It’s gonna happen this time.
I’m certain.

I’m going to eat until I vomit
Then I’ll eat some more
Because I can.

I’m going to drive a monster truck
Wherever I want and smash
Cars and buildings.

I’m going to bring back dinosaurs
Ride them down the street
Day and night.

“Should we sing the song?”
“No Mom.
The song’s not important, just the wish.”

“Okay then sweetie,
time to make a wish,
and blow out your candles.”

“As your father, I have to ask,
must we do this every year?
you’re twenty five now.”

Weekly Theme:
Unfinished Work

I’ve rummaged through previously unfinished work with fresh eyes in an attempt to clear the clutter.

30 thoughts on “Drinks, Laughs & Wishes

    1. I know, but my characters don’t.

      There’s magic in music
      Kind of like a mantra
      The birthday song more so
      No matter how old you are


      1. Yeah that was the first thought that popped up when I read that one, I liked the rest too and obviously I haven’t mentioned some other things that came to my mind πŸ™ƒ

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  1. Hehe! Everyone needs a birthday song – age is not a limiting factor. We just sang to my MIL on her 88th birthday and she insisted we finish with the de rigor second verse “Happy birthday to you, you belong in the zoo, you act like a monkey and you look like one too!” Can’t fight tradition!!

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    1. That’s the first and only verse for a children’s birthday πŸ˜‚
      Nice to hear there’s such youthful life left in the old girl yet.


  2. Its fun to sing it to younger children as they love it but after a certain age it just becomes embarrassing and makes individuals feel awkward. Songs in public are the worse!!

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