The Poet Won't Buy You a Drink

The poet won’t buy you a drink

Don’t request it

Don’t suggest it

Because the poet won’t buy you a drink


It’s not that he wants to refuse

If he could do

He would love to

But the poet won’t buy you a drink


It’s not personal, please understand

Don’t feel rejected

Or neglected

If the poet doesn’t buy you a drink


The problem is purely financial

There’s no way

On his pay

That the poet could buy you a drink


So next time you go to a gig

Do your part

Support art

And buy the poor poet a drink

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Big Sal

Sun 29th Apr 2018 18:43

So true

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 22nd Mar 2017 16:06

But there is another way
For a poet to supplement pay.
No need to fudge:
Get known as a judge,
Or a winner of their contests...OK?

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