The Lad

Twelve pm, seriously dragging, still five hours to go‬
‪Thinking about tonight and which of the boys will show ‬
‪Three pm, time standing still, seriously doing your head in‬
‪Playing basketball, taped up paper and a waste bin‬
‪Logged off, ‘ciao’ a wink, swaggered through the door
Finally the end of this working weeks forevermore
Strutting to your own beat into the Friday evening ‬
‪Windows down and Liam Gallagher starts singing
Hand tapping and lip synching ‘Gonna live forever!’
Confirmed plans in motion by the top boy Trevor
Mums got your dinner ready and ironed your shirt
Visions of you charming the girls, chasing the skirt
Shit shave shampoo and boy your ready to go
Walking with a vibe, moving to your own flow
Car horn sounds and group chants of “dickhead”
The lads, a three car convoy its full steam ahead
The kitty bag full and the first pint goes down a treat
Ladies at the bar, it's time for the first casual meet
Ted Baker and Burberry as far as the eye can see
Lacoste, Urban Brands and lads wearing Stussy  
A bad pint, let it ride, get a shimmy on, next pint next pub
A look, a nod to the ladies and a ‘I’ll see you in the club’
Jambon staying with the ladies a certified hall of famer
Dazzer still at the bar, the number one backseat gamer
Tunes banging, you get groove on with a girl called Alice
Next song, the boys up singing along to a Town Called Malice
Then a golden moment to cherish as the squad gather around
A lads choir of Truly Madly Deeply making a dreadful sound
A dwindling group steps inside the rank old ‘Fox & Firkin’
Full of once lads, now just has beens and old boys lurkin
Just one pint and a chaser all made in quick haste
Si left his shot on the side, that's not going to waste
Three pubs and burger later the last round incoming
Bazzer’s chat gets him a slap, Bazzer that’s gonna sting
Pints and double dirty shots to end on top of the Bar
Nights not over, a suggestive smile from not too far
‘Can I buy you a drink?’ it's all to easy, never in doubt
Isabelle thats a beautiful name, a giggle and a sexy pout
Time to take this one home, hail a taxi, nice one son
Keys out, door open, step inside it's time to get it on

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Friday night

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Written on May 07, 2022

Submitted by VinLK on July 05, 2022

Modified on April 30, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 2,220
Words 421
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 40


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