David Darbyshire

Rookie (6/11/54 / Darwen England)

Amsterdam (Nederland's)


I've lived in Amsterdam for quite a While
and I have found it has it's own Style
If you have an Umbrella
Your a real lucky Fella

It is not all Sex and Whips
There's also lots of 'Two-Lips'
Red, Blue, Yellow and Green
and things you've never Seen

You really have to watch your Way
Look left. Look right, or on the road you'll Lay
Bikes, Trams, Car's, and Busses
Over the price nobody Fusses

I suppose I will have to Tell
About Coffee shops and the dope they Sell
It's safe to sit and Smoke
Everyone has a good Joke

As I walk through the Red-Light
Oh it's a beautiful Sight
All the girls sit in the Windows
And plenty of Live Sex Shows

In the morning at the end of the Night
The Canals are shinning and it's quite Bright
I survived the night, I feel like a Man
That's the life in the city of Amsterdam

Submitted: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Edited: Tuesday, November 28, 2006

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  • Rookie Francesca Johnson (5/11/2006 11:19:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this read, Dave. It took me back to my time there. Yes, Amsterdam is not just about sex and dope (and bicycles and diamonds) and it DOES have its own style. Its rich in culture and diversity. So much to see and do. Even just sitting having a coffee while watching the world go by is a pleasant eye-opener. Carry on enjoying....

    Love, Fran xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (3/13/2006 3:06:00 PM)

    A walk down your street, what an eye opener.My brother lives in Amsterdam and he enjoys the different lifestyles that they have.Great piece.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Patricia Gale (3/10/2006 10:31:00 PM)

    Thanks for the stroll through your eyes

    Patricia (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joy Vanderhelm (1/25/2006 5:51:00 PM)

    I odn't think the trolleys are overpriced. I've been there, in fact twice. I love the city at night. So many clubs, bars, and so much life, not only in the people but in the city itself. Also taken a stroll into the coffee-shops, mushroom bars and right on through the red light district. Not exactly safe for a girl, but it was a great adventure. The way you described the scene, it put right back on those narrow, cobbled streets. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 312 Points Adryan Rotica (11/11/2005 3:35:00 PM)

    I haven't been to Amsterdam....but, now I have! I enjoy your little tongue-'n cheek~! (Report) Reply

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