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Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds Male, 55, United Kingdom (2/14/2014 8:44:00 AM)

Do we all know someone like this?(Posted as a reply)

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  • Rookie - 778 Points Dan Reynolds (2/14/2014 8:44:00 AM) Post reply
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    Daddy's late?
    I know a man who has two drinks
    then talks like he's had ten.
    It isn't long before he thinks
    'I'll have two more, again.'

    And so the day goes two by two
    a chaser and a beer.
    He talks to folks, he seems to know,
    whose names just disappear.

    The drink is like a dagger
    nestling snuggly in his back
    I've never seen him stagger
    but his tongue gets awful slack.

    I've never seen him carried out
    nor fall down on his knees,
    but I have seen, without a doubt
    the worst of his disease.

    For I have seen the soiled stains
    when fumbling with his flies
    and I have heard my mother's pains
    unravelling his lies.

    But worse by far than all he does
    is what he never says.
    The scar of disappointment was
    carved in his daughter's face.

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