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Bar Blues

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

“John my old pal, how have you been?”

“We missed you a lot and our little drinking”

“Come now pal, let me buy you a round.”

“Now sit and tell me all what went down.”


“Well, things aren’t going too well for me these days Peter.”

“I just found out my wife for ten years is a cheater.”

“She cheated with the mail man and the gardener.”

“But on those two occasions I pardoned her.”

“Now she ran off with my cousin who is a Disc Jock.”

“And says they are gonna start their own flock.”

“She sent me the divorce papers by mail.”

“And said I was a looser and I always fail.”


Last month my Grandpa died and I was in his will

But all he left me was his walking stick and his arthritis pills.

I guess he thought it was funny to do that because everyone laughed

God bless that old joker, but now he is the pass.

The transmission failed in my car and now I have to take the train

The morning rush is giving me so much pain

I asked my boss for a raise and he ignored me thrice

And said if I asked again i better start looking in the classifieds.

But this drink here, this drink makes my troubles fly away like a bee

Barkeep, another round please.

© 2019 Clive Williams

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