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A Night Out In The Pub - A Poem

Updated on July 5, 2012

A typical night out in Sandwich town.....

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Glad rags on and it's off to the pub,

We'll take the shortcut into town.

Along the riverbank path

But it's all over grown

Since we came this way last.

Stingers attack,

Brambles catch my tights,

Cobwebs in my hair,

I started out looking nice...

Honest!.. Never mind!


We emerge from the undergrowth

And walk into town

To see what the pubs have going on tonight.

We want music and beer

With other people too,

The atmosphere needs to feel just right!


The first pub we see,

Has a lady singing a tune,

There's no-one at the bar,

So to herself she croons,

And to the barstaff,

Looking bored,

Checking the time...


The next pub's more lively

With people playing pool,

They all seem very young though,

Kinda make's me feel

Like some old fool,

Out on the town

With ladders in my tights

And cobwebs in my hair...


Wait.. What's that we hear?


Turning the corner

The music's very loud

It's a disco no less,

We expect to see a crowd

Of people

Dancing

And having fun,

But looking in the window,

There is only one

Person,

Sitting at the bar!


Doesn't anyone go out any more?


Finally we find it

The pub we're looking for,

A band playing covers

Of 80's music

And a crowd

Of people

Stood at the door...

Smoking!

This is the one....


So in we go to find

Fewer people are inside...

Nothing like a smoking ban

To keep the people out

Of the pub!

Still,

The air is nice and clear!


We get a drink and find a seat,

And find ourselves

Looking

At the rear

Of a man playing pool

With his jeans hung too low....

I find I have a dreadful fascination

With this fashion faux pas!


I need another drink...


So a few drinks too many,

And I finally have a dance,

To something that was once a hit

For "The Human League",

I still can't help a glance

At the man playing pool....

His bum on display

Shamelessly

Is this some new rule

Of fashion?


I try to tear my eyes away...


So last orders now,

And shots are on the cards..

Sambuca just to finish off

Wanton disregard

For how our heads will feel

In the mornings light,

When we wake up knowing

We just don't feel right,

And we're not young any more...


The night ends at the kebab shop,

For the whole of Sandwich town,

Garlic sauce

And chilli

And a meat that makes me frown...

Has anyone ever eaten one of these sober?

I wonder...

My only hope is,

I'll keep it down!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      James, yes it definitely was, thankfully if I recall I managed to keep the kebab down! :-) Thanks for reading and commenting, all the best, Jen

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      James Vernon 5 years ago from UK

      Haha. Really good. Just one of those nights!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Too true Christy lol... better off staying in with a nice cup of tea! :-)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Oh dear, sounds like a busy night out!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Spy.. :-)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hahaha i love it all Jen!!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      LOL... Thanks for your comments DREAM ON, it seems many others here relate to my going out drinking experience! Jen

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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      So real to life.I only stopped at the first few bars and after a couple of drinks never made it to the good bars.So at least you seen the party hop.Going out after to eat was usually more fun by then we were always hungry and waited to morning to see if it was going to stay down.(lol)

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Josh... I'm off to a music festival after today so didn't want to keep you waiting for too long.. LOL, I keep looking at this poem and changing bits, but I guess I'll leave it be now... :-)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This was hilarious Jen, and when I asked when you were going to publish another one I had no idea it was going to be that quick! :) This was great, I was cracking up, especially with the man playing pool with his pants too low, LOL. Voted up and more! :)

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Kumar24894, thank you for your comments :-)

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you midget38, I appreciate your comments and thanks for the vote! :-) Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Christin, I think you must be right, even the smell of the kebab shop when I'm sober turns my stomach! lol Thanks for stopping by! Jen

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      kumar24894 5 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      Nice poem . Don't get sad but. Be happy , live the life.

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      PHILLYDREAMER, I'm sure she would have been thankful, and then who know's, other's may have come in when they saw you in there! :-) You don't seem introverted here on hp my friend.... Thanks for reading! ;-)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      A group of people having a great time, though it's frustrating when one wants to find a place to have fun, but it's either too crowded or too smoky, etc., Jennifer, a fun poem, and true to life. Voted up.

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      I can identify with this poem so well especially the kebab at the end of the night and no I don't think sober people would go near them :)

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      It must be so nice to not have a care in the world. I am am such an introverted person. I would have probably picked the first place with the lady singing to herself.

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Billy, I wasn't sure about this one... (or maybe that's my memory of that kebab... lol), thanks for reading and commenting! Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks rjsadowski, I think sambuca helped ease the disappointment lol!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Oh those were the days. When I think back to some of the things I have eaten while under the influence, I start to gag. LOL....great poem, one most of us can relate to.

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      Awesome poem. I could picture your every step and feel your disappointment at not finding what you were seeking.