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Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

“And so what,” the drunk said,

          eyes all black, nose all red,

“Drink and be merry, you’ll soon be dead.”

 

“Let me worry about that,”

Smirked the youth as he sat;

“The world owes me a living.” 

He laid down on a mat.

 

“Another day to make money,”

Scrooge replied, not being funny.

“The dollar’s the thing,

Make piles while it’s sunny.”

 

So the drunk, the youth, the miser

Go on no sharper, no wiser,

Claiming the day

That belonged to the Master.  –eab, 3/1974

Written while principal of Wyandot Christian School in northern Ohio.

 

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