Drinking Whiskey While Writing Poetry

Drinking Whiskey While Writing Poetry

A Poem by J.S.R. Rayburn

I sometimes drink whiskey while writing poetry.


When writing poetry

I like to have a glass

Of alcohol

Particularly liquor

Within reach

So that I may sip

At my own leisure

As I write.


I suppose it makes me feel

More sophisticated

More enlightened


As I write

My poetry


Like take now

For instance

I have some Jack Daniels poured

In my glass Garfield mug

From McDonalds

And I just took a sip

I have whiskey in my mouth

As I write this.


I wonder if Jim Davis

Or Ray Kroc

Or Richard or Maurice McDonald

Would’ve approved

Of how I’m using their product

Right now.

Or maybe Jack Daniel

Would be even more horrified

At such a manly drink

Being drunk in such a kiddie means.


I feel as though I have lost where I was going

I suppose I could just look back at what I previously wrote.

But instead

I think I’m going to just end things here

And take another sip of Jack.



© 2020 J.S.R. Rayburn

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Added on July 18, 2020
Last Updated on July 18, 2020
Tags: whiskey, poem, poetry, mcdonalds, garfield