Friday, August 19, 2011


God created coffee and it was good.
Then that old devil, just because he could

and, of course, was kind of evil too,
(It is the sort of thing that devils do!)

on a twisted whim, invented decaf.
Served it up to man and, oh, did he laugh

as we took each and every cursed cup,
toasted to our health and drank it up.

'Heaven in a cup, I offered man,'
God pondered. 'I'll do no more even though I can.

They have their insipid brew for what it's worth
but having to drink decaf is hell on earth.'

Stephen Brooke ©2011

Another dose of doggerel

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