List of Claude Morris' Poems
  A Grave Situation    
  A Rum Complaint    
  Commercial TV D.T.s    
  The Draw-Back    
  The Eucalyptus Cutter    
  The Legend of Angel Creek
  The Run-up    
  The Shooting Of Sam McHugh    
  The Topaz Trail    

A Rum Complaint

© Claude Morris

The old fellow held out his hands that shook
Like the leaves of a wind-blown tree,
And begged the doctor for relief
From his ghastly malady.

The doctor gave him a thorough check,
With sure and competent touch;
"There's nothing much wrong with you," he said,
"Except that you drink too much."

"That's all very well," the old fellow said -
"You can blame the grog if you will,
But it's not what I drink that's gettin' me down -
It's the bloody amount that I spill."



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