Happy National Rum Day (Limerick)

Happy National Rum Day! (August 16)

Happy National Rum Day (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A man was balled out out by his mum,
Who told him to stop making rum.
“That’s my bus’ness,” he said.
“It’s my butter and bread.”
But he chewed on it. Now he makes gum.

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2 Responses to “Happy National Rum Day (Limerick)”

  1. Bob Dvorak says:

    This particular ditty was written (by me) ca. 1980 for the barmaid at the swillery favored by myself and co-workers at the time.

    Ode to a Daiquiri

    Thou verdant froth! Oh, slake mine parchèd palate!
    Dispel the thirst which tortur’th me of late.

    Come hither now before I die of thirst,
    And quench me ere mine fiery lungs fair burst.

    Besoothe the throat with thine sweet sugary snow
    And pucker lips and tongue with sour flow.

    Thine rum is insufficiently extolled
    Bring thee to me — mere neat, on rocks — but cold!

    To heighten thee I took mine pen in rhyme.
    (And now at last I’ve laid it on the lime.)

  2. madkane says:

    That was great fun, Bob!