Poetry – John Phillips – I should have taken

Another poem from John’s Shorts and Shots:

I should have taken

I should have taken more water with the wine,

But water’s simply not my style.

The Ruby Cabernet, the lusty Burgundy;

I know my wines, I am a connoisseur you see.

I should have taken more water with the wine;

I’m here to drink, not mess about.

No limits me, I’ve been around, I know the score;

Another bottle’s down, I’m always up for more.

I should have taken more water with the wine;

I’m feeling amorous tonight.

Hey girls! The open shirt, medallion plain to see,

But sadly, mind and body seem to disagree.

I should have taken more water with the wine;

Sometimes it makes me want to fight.

Who’re you looking at? Let’s settle this outside.

Feel for my broken lips, my wounded, manly pride.

I should have taken more water with the wine.

I’m down, I’ve fallen in the street.

My mobile’s broken, my keys are in the drain;

My wife has gone to bed, she’s locked me out again.

I should have taken more water with the wine;

The sickly gut, the aching head.

This time I’m really done, it’s no more wine for me; Well maybe just the one, or two, or even three.

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