Goodbye to our locals



GOODBYE TO OUR LOCALS.

They’re closing down our watering holes
Yes, shutting British pubs
The Queens and Cat and Fiddle
Are now pole dancing clubs.

The Old Red Lion has locked its’ doors
And put up metal shutters
No longer will we see those kids
Cavorting in the gutters.

The Camels Head is up for sale
Then, next week goes The Crown
And Poundland’s bought the Puddlers Arms
At the other end of town.

They’ve sacked the barmaid at the Bull
She’s worked there thirty years
In favour of an “Autobar”
And that will end in tears.

It’s quiet at the Bag O Nails
The landlord’s getting vexed
And staff at the Green Dragon
Are wondering who’s next.

Yes pubs are disappearing
In almost every region
We’ve even had a whip round
To save the British Legion.

Our British pub has had it’s chips
We’ll have to drink “Al Fresco”
And sup our ale from metal cans
On benches outside Tesco.

Alan Parry-Booth  13.07.13
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Submitted on November 30, 2015

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Scheme X XAXA XBXB XCXC XXXX XDED XEXE XFXF X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 898
Words 166
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Alan Parry-Booth

Born in the valleys of Wales in 1931..His first poem was published when he was only seven years old..Bard to WELSH GUARDS RE-UNITED.and a regular contributor to several other organizations..Alan has written many hundreds of poems during his long life. J.H. 2015 more…

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