A Fifth On The Fourth Poem by George Hunter

A Fifth On The Fourth

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I didn’t make
This up
But I’ve heard it
Since
I was a pup.

A little reminder
For the holiday
In case you’re
Inclined to go
Astray.

“He who drinks a
Fifth on the Fourth
May not be able
To go Forth on the Fifth”

A little advice for you
How true it is, how true.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Savita Tyagi 11 July 2019

He who drinks a fifth.......loved the sage advice give with such humor and style!

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Nancy Chambers 06 July 2019

So funny. Loved the lines " he who drinks a fifth.......

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Desiree 04 July 2018

I heard this since I was a small child growing up in New Orleans in the 60's. My Dad was a merchant marine (seaman) . I wonder who was the orginial author.

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Kurt W 01 July 2018

I heard it He who comes forth with a fifth on the fourth might not come fourth on the fifth.

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