Post-weekend Poetry 098: A Dark Caribbean Rum by Jim Scott

Every Monday morning I post a guest poem on my main blog, and this week’s was by Jim Scott.

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1 JimWelcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the ninety-eighth poem in this series. This week’s piece is by Jim Scott and appears in his book 3 which can be accessed at

A Dark Caribbean Rum

You can talk of the finest clarets, or the best of the Cotes du Rhone,

Sing praise to the vines that produce the great wines

Such as Burgundy, Bordeaux or Beaune.

When all’s said and done there is only the one

That counts when the evening has come

With need to unwind and relax the old mind,

………. That’s dark Caribbean rum.

There’s merit in most of the scotches, and vodka is well worth a try.

And no need to pass if you’re offered a glass

Filled with gin or with bourbon or rye.

But when someone asks for what’s best from the casks

And says they would like to have some,

It’s better than…

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