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Teetotaler

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Below is the poem entitled Teetotaler which was written by poet Caryl Muzzey. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Teetotaler

I once knew a sedate gent with class,  
who would not drink red wine at church mass.
Would take a wee sip,
to wet his wee lip,
since red wine made him expel built gas.

Was time for his daughter to marry,
gentleman who liked to drink sherry.
Being a good dad,
he toasted the lad,
then prayed for audacious canary.

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey

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  1. Date: 6/22/2011 11:23:00 PM
    Cute, cAryl, especially the first one!

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 1:44:00 PM
    This is great except for the one extra syllable that Kashinath noted. Good luck . Thank you for your nice comments. Love, joyce

    Muzzey Avatar Caryl Muzzey
    Date: 6/22/2011 2:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joyce but the only thing left is canary which can be said as having 3 syl. but all my dictionaries say 2 syl. can't think of anything else.
  1. Date: 6/22/2011 11:27:00 AM
    Nice humour here...Enjoyed.Pl.check the syllable counts as Francine wants it should be same for line 1,2 and 5....regards kashinath.

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 9:56:00 AM
    Enjoyed your humor and wit in this write, Caryl

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 5:12:00 AM
    nothing like a fresh spray of humor from you,caryl.. so cool! winning wishes.:) hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 4:13:00 PM
    Very cute! Good luck in the contest :)