Four Drunken Monks

A Trappist from quaint Winnipeg
Loved Gregorian, named for Pope Greg.
He would chant up a storm
Whether chilly or warm,
Then he'd quaff pints of ale by the keg.




A Dominican friar named Bruce
Loved the wine that fat grapes would produce:
He would drink with such grace,
And grow red in the face,
Then he'd fall down upon his caboose.




Brother Andrew (his friends called him Andy)
Would never say no to a brandy:
Oh, he'd feel so alive
That instead of Psalm 5
He would sing Barry Manilow's "Mandy"!




Father Odo, a monk from Calais,
Was so spirited, carefree, and gay.

He once tried (and how!)
To milk beer from a cow:
"She won't give you that!" "Well, Chimay."

Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-06-13 at 14:44

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
This is very enjoyable to read. Reminds me of the tales of Robert Service that we so enjoyed growing up.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Most amusing, especially the third stanza.