Pubs and barmaids



PUBS AND BARMAIDS.
Part One.

The publican's daughter Myfanwy
Smiled sweetly at me and said "Can we"
I tried to say no, but the words wouldn't flow
Now the landlord has said that he'll ban me.
 
 
 
Her sister, who brought me the news
Eased her bra when she slipped off her shoes
Though I tried hard to fight, she stayed overnight
For what happened I have no excuse.
 
 
Their mother, a lady called Rose
Called next evening, to chide I suppose
But despite what she said, she jumped in my bed
And stayed with me "Ar hyd y nos"
 
 
Now if all this had happened to "YAR"
Or "THE KNOCK", maybe one could say par
But I feel such a fool 'cos the publican's rule
Won't allow me to drink at his bar.
 
 
But, concluding my sad little tale
I've managed to purchase my ale
At an excellent pub, with wonderful grub
And a beautiful barmaid named Gail.
 
Alan Parry-Booth      7.6.14.
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Submitted on December 17, 2015

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Scheme AB BCXC AAXA AAXA DDXD EEXE X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 838
Words 163
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 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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