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Re: Drunk at the monastery

by Athanasius (Canon)
on Oct 26, 2012 at 09:17 UTC ( #1001029=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Drunk at the monastery

What’s happening here?

When questing Acolyte or puzzled Scribe
Is answered in a harsh, sarcastic jibe,
Perchance he liquid solace doth imbibe.

The careless insult (consequence unthunk
By the insulter) goads the sorry monk
To drown his sorrows, and anon — he’s drunk.

But only junior monks abuse libation:
For ev’ry Friar, at his graduation,
Embraces the ideal of Moderation.

© 2012

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum

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