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Drink and dance and laugh and lie,
Love, the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)

Sage advice to heed in youth -
Excess, a drug we justify.
And indulgence is better than the truth -
Drink and dance and laugh and lie.

So choose your partners without care;
Keep your scruples lean and few.
Temptation wanders everywhere -
Love the reeling midnight through.

Drink and revel one last time;
Seek out pleasure where it hides.
Restraint's an over-rated crime -
For tomorrow we shall die!

And in the dawn of pain's regret
With heads aflame and clothes askew,
We may promise to repent
(But, alas, we never do!)
For :iconkiwi-damnation:'s DFC. This is a Glosa. A Glosa starts with a quatrain from a famous poem (or poem by a famous writer). The traditional Glosa has four 10-line stanzas expanding on the quatrain. I had completed two of them...and then lost them. Fortunately, the Glosa has taken a more modern turn as to form.

The opening quatrain is by Dorothy Parker.

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WolfPatronus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I wish I could favorite this over and over again XD Well don!
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks! I am very glad you like it and appreciate the comment.
WolfPatronus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
*done :)
demonrobber Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Excellent. We often regret our actions the day after but make the same mistakes over and over again. Self-indulgence is a common factor in all our modern lives. We all promise to repent but soon break our promises. Nicely done.
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate your comment and support!
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queenofrelax Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
marvellous! :heart:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Writer
I am glad you like it - thanks!
Riversun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Horray! I love rhyming poems to death XDD I can never write poems that aren't rhyming in some way--free verse feels too much like writing a sentance and chopping it up in random places xP
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