Inebriation, comrade of humanity!
The cure for all the ills that fret and weary us.
Booze is a pal who helps preserve our sanity
(Though its effects are sometimes deleterious),
A prop when all's revealed as wind and vanity,
A vaudeville where there's nothing pure or serious,
A temple darkened as the gods grow sinful.
But life seems better when you've had a skinful.