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    A Spot of Rum

    Pray tell me, Father Murphy
    Might you have a spot of rum?
    I’ve left mine in the galley
    And I’ve quite a thirst for some

    Yes, I do, dear Brother John
    A spot or two of rum
    It’s stowed among the vestments
    Where I often go when glum

    May I walk you there, my Father?
    Perhaps, we’ll share a spot of rum
    For my throat is parched and sober
    It’s quite a burden on the tongue

    Follow me, dear Brother John
    Let us share a spot of rum
    In the corner of the sacristy
    Where I also keep some crumbs

    So, Father Murphy and Brother John
    Shared a spot or two of rum
    When in traipsed Sister Mary
    With a bandage on her thumb

    Father Murphy and Brother John
    Drank a wee bit too much rum
    They called to Sister Mary
    Would you like to join us, mum?

    Sister Mary was a stickler
    She could not abide the rum
    But her thumb was madly throbbing
    So, she joined her drunken chums

    Father, Brother, and Sister, too
    When they’d finished all the rum
    They passed out in the sacristy
    Where they slept ‘till morning come

  • #2
    6 thumbs up MH!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thank you, Bobby! The more thumbs in the rum, the merrier!

  • #3
    love this one maestro! it has a festive way just in time for holidays 😄

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thank you, lg. Here we come a wassailing!

  • #4
    Oh dear, I thought we were heading for some kind of lurid threesome there, MHenry, but the jollity stayed PG. This made me want to drink rum and pass out in the sacristy too. Cheers!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks for the look, Grant, Sensei. I never know where things are going to end up when I start writing, but I never thought for a moment I would have Sister Mary violated in her habit (or out)!

  • #5
    You do know how to turn out a frolic MHenry, but I certainly wouldn't have wanted to be the sacristan for early morning Mass to discover such a sight! It's good to laugh at ourselves once in awhile, lest we take ourselves too seriously - and you've made allowance for that here.

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks for the support, RLW. The janitor will know what to do. I doubt this is the first time for the guys, at least.

  • #6
    Habitual violation no-habitual celebration yes-I would join you for a spot of rum

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      You are always welcome, Pp. We could use a good sense of humor in the cloister! Thanks for dropping by!

  • #7
    Share the wine and dig that girl. Rum raisin cake I thought they'd make but then you never know.

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Hi,divot, Good to see you. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment!

  • #8
    I don't like rum, but what you served up here was very tasty. Thank you for sharing.

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thank for the visit, doc. I appreciate it. I might have a bottle of brandy somewhere...

  • #9
    Delicious!! MHenry !! Let's hear it for Father Murphy and Brother John!!
    Shared a spot or two of rum
    When in traipsed Sister Mary
    With a bandage on her thumb

    LOVE it!!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Hi, Suz-zen! Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response!
      It is always nice to see you in the Zone!

    • Suz-zen
      Suz-zen commented
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      I delighted in this and I love rum!! Having a bit of a lull in my writing and reading....Thanks for the kind note!

    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Your lull could be why I feel so dull. Or, it could be the rum!

  • #10
    I read this yesterday but had to much vodka in me to respond. Forgive me father Henry for I have sinned. Its just nonstop isn't it?

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks for the look and the comment, Ts. Without sin, there would be nothing to atone for, and I just could not abide that! Fill 'er up, Father!

  • #11
    Bring out the barrels! Surely,
    this cloister is down for a party.
    The nuns know about MHenry
    lurking in corners of the sacristy
    rocking rhymes ecstatically.

    They will heed his lure
    yet they will remain pure.
    Of this I am sure.
    For the alcoholic allure
    of any poetic cure

    is called 'MHenry'.
    So let the rum flow merily
    And beg the abbot of poetry
    To spare a spot of rum or two
    for me... I need some curing, too

    Great write MHenry! Cheers!

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    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      Delightful rhyme Pyro!

    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thank you for answering the rum tippling trio's misadventures in a clever poem of your own, Pyro! I appreciate the attention you have shown to my work almost as much as I appreciate the honest, passionate, and accomplished work you share with us!

    • Pyro
      Pyro commented
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      A mutual feeling of delight, it is. You see,
      you've both relentlessly inspired me
      since my first day on the zone.
      Thanks to you, I might have grown
      a tiny tittle or a jot.
      If not so, it must be known
      it's thanks to you I proudly own
      my tippled tommyrot...
      Last edited by Pyro; 11-23-2016, 12:53 AM.

  • #12
    Hello MHenry, And Father Murphy an Irishman, no doubt, like myself, so, too, with a penchant for rum and of course many other alcoholic beverages. I rollicked along to this one, real kick-the-counter stuff, though no time for nuns, bad schoolboy memories. They tried to beat an education into me and failed miserably, ha ha. And a grand ha ha for this one. An inebriated verse waiting another round. Bottoms up, Tony.

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Hi, Tony, the Irishman! There is something about Irishmen, so full of spirit, you just gotta love 'em! Thank you for the visit and the very engaging and supporting comment. I have enjoyed your work very much, too!

  • #13
    Hilarious MHenry! Your poems always make me laugh, thank you!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Hi, AnatoliyS, I appreciate your visit and am glad you enjoyed the rum romping Irishmen of the cloth! I enjoy your work as well.

  • #14
    Hilarious!

    Brings to mind my cousin, who always insisted he required a swig for my health.

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Haha! It is always nice when a cousin has your best interests at heart! Thanks for the visit, Dwayne!

  • #15
    Hah! Enjoyable ditty, MHenry!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thank you, Muttado1sb! I appreciate the visit!
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