.910. The Fish Bar Poem by David Threadgold

.910. The Fish Bar

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When I walked into a fish bar
I fancied fish and fries
But when I got inside the bar
I couldn’t believe my eyes

The bar was full of many fish
I didn’t know what to think
Some were going to the bar
To get another drink

In the corner at a table
Sat a pair of Minky whales
Before them silver buckets
Both drinking large pail ales

Another fish came to the bar
A very large brown trout
He slammed his tankard on the top
And said another stout

The prawns sat sipping cocktails
Whilst the haddock had a smoke
Turbot’s had enough to drink
So finished off with coke

The mackerel had a lager
A squid just swam in beer
Eel swallowed all his olives
And made him feel quite queer

All the cod and whiting
With plaice sat drinking Pimm’s
Till a pilchard said it’s Friday
So they started singing hymns

An octopus was barman
With a hand on every pump
He gave a shrimp tequila
With a worm that made him jump

The salmon all drank shandy
From a bowl each had a straw
Beside a drunken manta ray
Now laid out on the floor

When I stepped up to the counter
I dared not order supper
So sat between two monkfish
And had a nice hot cuppa

© 2008 David Threadgold
Rambling Riddles & Rhymes

Dai Bach 13 September 2008

David, wonderful piece of humour. Enjoyed this with a passion.10 Dai

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Tj Becker 16 November 2008

Fantastic poem, wonderful flow and imagination. Reading it brings the medicine of humor.Great job

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Bob Blackwell 25 October 2008

David, this truly superb, your imagination is amazing. Bob

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Reshma Ramesh 20 October 2008

superb.............hats off to your imagination.............

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Tim Woodhouse 19 October 2008

I could imagine this working exceptionally well as a performance piece, possibly recited by a primary school group at a children's concert, as well as being a thoroughly enjoyable read. Many thanks, Tim Woodhouse

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Pamela Lutwyche 18 October 2008

I enjoyed your poem. It’s very funny

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