George Howard

Rookie (14.02.53 / Pontefract (Broken Bridge) , UK)

A Part Time Position - Poem by George Howard

I stand at the bar; it’s a part time position.
Thought over carefully, not a spur of the moment decision.
It was either this, or sit down with the wife for a talk.
I told her instead, I would take the dog for a walk.

I stand at the bar; it’s a part time position.
When I said, “Back in one hour! ” She’d stared with derision.
But I’ll show her, I will, I’ll show her who’s strong.
I’ll stick to two pints and prove to her, she’s wrong!

I stand at the bar; it’s a part time position.
I’ll stick to my plans; I don’t want any fuss, or kind of collision.
I’ve been fifty minutes now, I can squeeze in another.
If it takes a little longer, say five minutes! I can cover.

I stand at the bar; it’s a part time position.
If she asks how many pints I’ve had, she’s getting no admission.
Who does she think she is my boss, or my keeper?
May as well have another, after five it gets cheaper!

I stand at the bar; it’s a part time position.
May as have another couple, as I’m definitely heading for perdition.
I’ll swear that the dog ran off and was a bitch to find.
Now if I can just get my story right, try to keep it in mind!

I stand at the bar; it’s a part time position.
As I blamed the dog, she stared, then said it was of my own volition.
I struggled upstairs in the dark and the gloom.
She slammed our door, so I was confined to the spare room.

I stand at the bar, it’s a permanent position.
As today, my wife left me high and dry ran away with the electrician.
Still! It’s not so bad, I think, as I ‘pop another cork’.
At least I don’t anymore, have to take the dog a walk!


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 3, 2010



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