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Friday Nights

Updated on March 31, 2013

It wasn’t that long ago

I’d simply just go with the flow

Always out on a Friday night

No specific destination in sight

My friends & I would have a blast

Oh the memories of days gone past


Getting together at the end of each week

My group of friends, we were unique

It didn’t matter where we went

It always ended up a fun event


We’d dance and drink and laugh out loud

We did things that really weren’t allowed

We took some risks, it wasn’t smart

But nothing could tear us apart


We’d sing “Paradise by the Dashboard” Lights

Driving around, taking in all the sights

Shouting “Highway To Hell,” AC/DC would be proud

No, we weren’t shy, we all sang aloud



Rocking the lil Chevette up on two wheels

Just to see how awesome it feels

Our energy level was really high

We were buzzed, no wonder why



“Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” is one that we’d scream

It appears we had a theme

No matter what song we seemed to yell

We had a lot of fun as you can tell


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I guess it was just a matter of time

We were no longer in our prime

Has it really been twenty plus years

Since I was out there chugging beers


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Some where along the line

My oomph began to decline

Now I'm here watching Nancy Grace

Comfortable in my little space

Slowly getting ready for bed

At a time when I used to go out instead


Friday nights have changed for sure

They don’t have the same ole lure

I wish I could bring them back somehow

But I think I’ll say goodnight for now.


Sharyn's Slant

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Eleven years is a big difference Kel. The problem is, you'll always be older than her, lol. My sisters and I all feel the same, we are only 1 and 3 years apart. Except I don't think either one of them watches Nancy Grace, ha. Thanks for stopping by!

      Sharyn

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Sharyn - I can totally relate! I watch Nancy Grace and wonder how my sister who's hanging out and partying is doing:). Now - she's eleven years younger but I can't keep up! Lol. The mind says yes - the body says NO!

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Good Morning Uban,

      Thank you so much for such a sweet comment. Ah, if only we could turn back time. Have a great day!

      Sharyn

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      Sweet rendition. I love it, i love it and i love it. I sure bet you had fun. If only i could turn back the hand of time, i would ve done something. You write with such special ability. Awesome. Voted awesome, beautiful and interesting. Bravo!

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Susan,

      Isn't it funny how some songs we feel the need to blast. What a good feeling!!! Great memories! Thanks for stopping by~

      Sharyn

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh yes those Friday nights, how I miss them too, they were a delight. I totally can relate to your poem and what a great poem it is. Whenever ACDC Highway to Hell comes on the radio or I when I am listening to an ACDC/cd I still have to crank it up :)

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Ha! I knew you would!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Yep I know all the grunts too!! :)

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Sunshine,

      Thanks!!! That Meatloaf song I have here is SO long, but I do know all the words too. But do you have down all the grunts and other sounds as well? Ha!

      Hope you are doing well and enjoyed your weekend!

      Sharyn

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Sharyn this poem was fan-freakin-tastic!! So true...so very true my friend. I love the songs! I think I still know every word for every Meatloaf song!! :)

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Blue,

      A wild night out sounds good to me too! Have fun! Thanks for stopping by.

      Sharyn

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Great memories Sharyn, it is far to long since I had a wild night out. I think it is high time to gather the girlfriends, and watch out towen the girls are out tonight whooooo!

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello B,

      So glad you enjoyed this. Yes, sometimes taking some "not so smart" chances were part of the fun. I appreciate you stopping by - thank YOU!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Kitty,

      Thanks for your comments and votes. I hope you have a great evening!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Husky,

      Thanks for your awesome comments. Glad I could bring back some fond memories. I have a sister and a niece that are teachers. I think they both REALLY look forward to Friday's! Take care,

      Sharyn

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      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Loved it Sharyn...it definitely brought back Memories, that at the time were Chancey and Fun...But time marches on and so do we...and that's really ok. Fun, Fun, read my friend!

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      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Great poem! Voted up and funny. Keep writing, my friend.

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      Husky1970 

      7 years ago

      Who can't relate to that poem, Sharyn's Slant? For me, Friday afternoons on the college campus evolved into going out on Friday afternoon after a tough week in front of the classroom. Of course, Friday afternoons turned into Friday night in the blink of an eye. Somewhere along the way, Fridays changed. Maybe it was family or aging. Hate to call it maturity because there was nothing wrong with those wild and crazy Fridays. It is amazing how you brought some fond memories of those younger years. Great poem. Absolutely loved it. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Will,

      Thanks! and I bet you had some fun in your younger years! I appreciate the compliment and vote. Take care,

      Sharyn

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Fun stuff! Well done, and voted that way.

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey MM,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yes, the oomph is slowly disappearing ;) Have a great Sunday!

      Sharyn

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Oh what great memories, my oomph has started to decline as well, bedtime seems to be getting earlier and earlier!

      A great read, thanks for sharing.

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Cardisa,

      How are you? I agree, it really didn't matter what night it was. I miss those days of truly rolling on the floor laughing so hard, not having all the worries and ailments that accumulate as we get older. Thanks for much for stopping by - I hope you have a great Saturday!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi tarrka,

      I agree with gaining even more moxy as we age. I think it has something to do with not caring what other people think. And you are right, it could be dangerous if the body cooperated with the brain, look out! Thanks so much for your fun comments!

      Sharyn

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      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Friday nights, Saturday, Sunday, whatever night it didn't matter so long as we were having fun!

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      tarrka1089 

      7 years ago from Ohio

      You know the different stages in our lives, I wouldn't trade them or redo as they were fun. But priorities change and where I'm at now is more than fine with me. Age has given me more moxy. Now to have the physically working body I did even in my 30s along with the moxy, I could be dangerous! HA!

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Aw, do I have to Mar? Ha - glad you did get out though :) Well, I was up very late last night, but that was only because I was writing and reading. The only time I got off the chair was to get more lemonade and/or go to the bathroom. Things are very different . . . thanks for stopping by!

      Sharyn

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      marellen 

      7 years ago

      Join the oldies but goodies club. It has happened to me too. Last night I was out having dinner at 8pm and didn't get home until 9:30. When was the last time I did that. lol And I was out with my lovely daughter....

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Good Morning Sunnie,

      It's funny you say that. My sister started dating her now husband of over 20 years when she was 13 years old. To this day, she feels like she missed out on so much. I don't mean the "partying" - just things in life you do at that time as young adults. Thank you so much for stopping by Sunnie. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Dear Binaya,

      That is such a sweet and awesome comment. Thank YOU so much!

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Morning Sassy,

      I hear ya! 10 p.m. is late - ha. Thanks for your fun comments. I hope you are doing well,

      Sharyn

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello Qudsia,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and being the first to comment. Have a great weekend!

      Sharyn

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      Sunnie Day 

      7 years ago

      Hi Sharyn,

      You have some great memories there...Gosh I married so young that I missed the adult party years...hummmm

      Thanks for a fun read,

      Sunnie

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      Binaya.Ghimire 

      7 years ago

      As a poet you have this ability to engage readers.

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      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      I feel you on that one. When I was young I was nothing nice (Sigh) lol. I tried to hang out recently but around 10 pm I was ready to call it a night :( I loved it. Thank you for sharing.

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      QudsiaP1 

      7 years ago

      You depict the realities of life beautifully. :)

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