Poetry by Jeff Green

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If …

by cricketjeff on April 9, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are chugging beer and sniffing pots of glue
If you can trust yourself when drunk friends tempt you
    But laugh with all the foolish things they do
And if next day you wake, refreshed, clear headed
  Remembering who had the wildest times
Just write a list of who had who well bedded
  And blackmail is the easiest of crimes …

Author notes

With apologies to Rudyard Kipling’s If …

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/2940-Rudyard-Kipling-If—-