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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!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks! I am very glad you like it and appreciate the comment.
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WolfPatronus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
*done :)
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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.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate your comment and support!
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MrWootton Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Nice.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks.
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queenofrelax Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
marvellous! :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Writer
I am glad you like it - thanks!
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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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