Sobriety's Accusation And Reply
‘Sobriety loves bitter candy;
She lacks an atom of humour!
When bright skies make all flesh happy,
It seems she tasted something sour!’
Sturdy Sobriety stands accused
Of being both proud and too serious.
Don't we see the accusers confused
At Sobriety’s right predictions?
‘A carefree life is a fool's dream;
Madness appeals to the blind brain.
Red wine swirls smoothly at the brim,
And later is Bacchus' chain.’