Staggering Cow by Chris Cooper
A funny thing happened at deetswood wines today
They worked the wine and strained it through, in the usual way
Perry scratched his head and wondered what on earth he could do
With all the seeds and skins, after the wine pushed through.
There was an awful lot of waste, and it was quite a job
So if he put it over the fence the problem would be solved
He shovelled it all out of sight, never thought of it again
Knowing it would soak into the ground the next time that it rained.
Now deetswood is a peaceful place, cows grazing two by two
The serenity broken only by customers driving through
The cows were standing idle, each one without a care
When one cow stopped in her tracks and sniffed upon the air.
Well I didn’t know cows liked a drink but I guess I never asked
Anyway she thought she’d have a tipple just as she wandered past
She didn’t stop with just the one; it really was quite a drop
And as often happens everywhere didn’t know when to stop.
Perry thought he’d take a little walk, the light was growing dim
But his eyes just weren’t ready for the sight that lay before him
This poor cow staggered drunkenly, bent over at the knee
Her eyes were spinning round and round her grin as crooked as can be.
Well I guess that they called the vet, poetic licence doesn’t care
As long as each line rhymes you write anything you dare
I swear at Leech’s Gully the cows all stand in line
Waiting until it is their turn to tipple deetswood wine.
deetswood wines - located at Tenterfield in the heart of the New England Wine region
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