Francis Duggan

Old Davy O - Poem by Francis Duggan

Old Davy O who drinks at the local pub is quite a tough old bloke
A heavy drinker for many years and as well he at least smoke
Thirty cigarettes a day yet I've never heard him cough or sneeze
For seventy he is doing well, healthy and free of disease.

Without children a single man though he once had a wife
She left him many years ago for to better herself in life
She advised him to give up the cigarettes and alcohol he did not take her advice
He lost her to his addictions though to him not a hard choice

To make since giving up alcohol and cigarettes a thing he could not do
To his addictions than to his ex wife Davy O was more true
And he will tell you with a smile that the right choice he made
His marriage for his addictions to him seems a good trade.

He must have smoked a million cigarettes and drunk a million pots of beer
But he looks strong and healthy for one in his seventieth year
Though tobacco and alcohol harmful to your health doctors constantly say
Old Davy O will drink and smoke until his dying day.

Old Davy O who drinks at the local pub his addictions he enjoy
His favourite quote you may not drink or smoke but one day you too must die
So he will drink and he will smoke and this won't be his last Spring
And despite what others of him think or say he will do his own thing.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

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