So Thirsty



What were you thinking

Had lock down gone too far

Enjoying your drinking

In a crowded bar


I understand youth

And how impervious they feel

But what is the truth

About this virus more real


The patrons I see

Tipping a pint or a drink

Are the same age as me

What is it that they think


I wear a mask each day

For the safety of others

Why should I care anyway

If you can’t be so bothered


You can risk your life

But who else do you harm

This pandemic is rife

And creating such alarm


If this were the only place

That you could get a drink

I would see some trace

Of what it is you think


But there is no thought to this

These crazy things you do

And your alcoholic wish

Could kill me instead of you




19 Responses to “So Thirsty”
  1. This is spot on! The greatest truth resides in the last line, because these are the people who care only about themselves! Your safety and your health, even your life, are meaningless to them. It’s what we call ‘entitlement’.

  2. beth says:

    so absolutely right.

  3. Houston, we have a problem.

    Good morning my dearest Brad. Thank you for this poem. You are the best.
    Sending you a hug

  4. Jim Borden says:

    a PSA in the form of poetry – wonderful!

  5. kristianw84 says:

    The whole fricken world needs to read this poem!!! Hear, hear, Brad!!!! You tell em! I wish you could have seen me fist bumping the air as I read your poem!!

  6. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Spot on my friend! A great poem that tells it all like the truth should be told. Here in my city we are doing pretty good but I am feared of the young (and not so young) which are demonstrating their imprudence and irresponsible behaviour. I do not understand the rebellion reference the mask! It is the freaking law! You must wear it! I wear it and here we walk, we do not use motor vehicles in the city (trying to keep the carbon footprint small) and it is hot now (34 degrees) but I still wear the bloody mask! People have to understand what the better good is all about and stop being so selfish!
    I loved the poem, it is beautifully written and the message is perfect!
    All the best my friend,

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I agree with you , my friend! Many have made great sacrifices for this country and have often chosen the greater good. Why is it such a sacrifice to wear a mask to keep yourself and others safe. You and I have both risked our lives to keep the people of this country safe, and these idiots won’t wear a mask in return. Have a grand weekend, Francisco!

  7. jupitergrant says:

    Hear hear πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Lovely Jupiter! Thank you so much for visiting and all your kind words. I know how very busy you are and appreciate you taking the time to stay a while. You are the best! From your loving moon πŸ’–

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