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Down At Leroy's

Updated on September 3, 2015

By: Wayne Brown

(Write's Note: I wrote this poem as a tribute to my friend, Charlie Campbell, aka, "CC Rider" aka "ralwus". It is a salute to all the good times he has had down at his favorite bar, "Leroy's". Hope you like it Charlie!)

Ol' Dom’s behind that old bar

Pourin’ drinks for CC and the boys

To these high rollers, Ol' Dom’s a star

Down ‘nar drinkin’ at Leroy’s


Charlie likes to keep a good scotch handy

He calls a round for the boys

I ain’t drinkin’ nothin’ but brandy

While we sit these stools at Leroy’s


Charlie sits always watchin’ the door

Wait for his girly toys

He seems dedicated to the chore

Waitin’ for ‘em to show here at Leroy’s


All of them know Charlie’s face

He comes here for the noise

Nobody gives him lip or gets on his case

None of that down here at Leroy’s


CC’s writin’ all time, even in his head

These experiences he well employs

His pomes leave no path untread

When he writes of his nights at Leroy’s


Drinkin’ his scotch, an unlikely poser

His pomes bring a lot of joy

Women exploits on an old bulldozer

For all his fine friends here at Leroy’s


Get him drunk, he’ll dance a girl or two

He’ll tease ‘em too, that’s his ploy

Give the man his due

Chasin’ all the women down at Leroy’s


Dom’s wantin’ to retire; shut down this place

Lock the door, turn off the noise

Charlie might be lookin’ for new space

But ain’t place on earth like Leroy’s


Charlie’s got his memories; nights spent there

Drinkin’ and jokin’ with all the boys

Visions to contemplate and share

All those nights, down there at Leroy’s


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    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas thing you can count on with my can probably understand it. I can't write if I can't understand it. Glad you enjoyed it! WB

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      8 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Mr. Brown, I particularly like it when someone attempts poetic words WITHOUT getting all 'flowery,' and by not going too far outside of words that are common, if you know what I mean (many of our "common" words are meaningful, too!). This is why I really liked the opening of your poem, too... it's starts with REAL WORDS, showing the drawl/lingo that people really use - and fitting poetics around all that... nicely done! *thumbsup again*

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much, mythbuster! This poetry is a real challenge for me. I am just getting my feet wet, so please tell me if I suck! Thanks for the read and your nice comments. WB

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      8 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Nice stuff here, Wayne Brown - loved the lead in with the "audio" cues in the slang-lingo and the "phonetic" wording right from the opening stanza. That set the mood nicely.

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      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Back at ya, Ken! WB

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      8 years ago

      What would us men do without our favorite watering hole. Nice touch Wayne and tribute to Leroy's they gotta love this one. You have the touch cowboy, the poet in you is definitely surfacing. Keep hubbing and I salute you all with a tip of the glass. Cheers.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, Suziecat7. CC was lamenting not long ago that he was afraid that Leroy's might close. So I have to write a tribute for it so he would at least have a memory or two. Looks like his hallowed hall is safe now and it was all just rumors! WB

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      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      There ya' go, CC...take it down to the bar and read to 'em. Tell 'em their all famous now! WB

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      8 years ago

      Well now Wayne, Charlie and Leroy and Dom thank you for this one. LOL @the old bulldozer, still love that red head. I am quite honored for this.thank you so much, Charlie the old sewer rat, and Leroy's is secure, ahh rumors.

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      8 years ago

      Thank you for this glimpse into the secret world of men. "Women exploits on an old bulldozer" - what a great line!

    • suziecat7 profile image


      8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Great poem - I could picture you guys on your stools. Charlie's poems are awesome.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @ Tom Whitworth...coming at ya, Tom. Cozy up to the bar and Charlie will read one of his pomes. WB

      @EGM...That's what Charlies tells me. Read his pomes. Some could have been written by an outhouse rat! WB

    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      down at LEROY'S - this is where a real man writes poetry!!!

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      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      I love your use of verse down at Leroy's

      I quit downing real alcohol in 1991

      I'll have a vitual double of Crown Royal

      So I can be one of the boys down at Leroy's.


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