With Aplogies to Mark Twain

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
Mark Twain, aka Samuel Clemens

Welcome to the Ball and Socket,
newest hip joint in town.
Formerly Mark Twain’s Pub,
still catering to the hale and hearty.

Specialty drinks have disappeared,
Huck Finns and Tom Sawyers gone.
But never you worry and never you mind,
what matters most, is easy to find.

Old Sam leans on the bar,
pours drinks and sloshes the foam.
Jaws and listens and nips a few too,
just like the place, he’s as good as new.

Written for Napowrimo, day 13, where the prompt is to turn a famous saying upside down and have fun with it. I’ve had a bit of fun with Mark Twain’s quotation, cited at the beginning of the post.

6 thoughts on “With Aplogies to Mark Twain

  1. krstaten April 13, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Okay, you started this off with a pun and those are the quickest way to my heart. This is absolutely fantastic all the way through. =)

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian April 13, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks so much! Really appreciate the read and so glad you enjoyed 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Shannon Blood April 13, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    this gave me a good laugh, and I did so need one after work today. Thank you!

    Like

  3. Misky April 14, 2018 / 6:39 am

    This is so much fun, and very (very!) clever.

    Like

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