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A Cake With Twenty-One Candles

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A Cake With Twenty-One Candles

There was a cake with twenty-one candles
Waiting for a match to make them hot
But his friends first took him to the neighborhood bar
To feed him his twenty-one shots

That cake with the twenty-one candles
Held a light that would never be shown
For they forgot to designate a driver
To see that they safely got home

The cake with the twenty-one candles
No one would ever eat
That knock on his parent’s front door
Was from the fist of the local police

The cake and its twenty-one candles
Ended up in the kitchen trash
Just one more fatality on the list
Resulting from the single-car crash

Please blow out your twenty-one candles
When your day does finally come
Having reached that milestone birthday
Make sure it’s not your last one

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:23:00 PM
    This is very sad, so many young ones drink and drive, I agree it's important to arrive safe and alive, so we can blow out the candles, every year counts. Thank you for sharing this, xxx