Hugh Mitchell

Rookie - 279 Points (Coventry, England)

Strong Beer Blues - Poem by Hugh Mitchell

Last night by way of celebration, I
drank three Trappists and now I'm asking why.
That toothpaste on my haemorrhoids - ah why?
A bad mistake! It really stung, oh my!
I brushed my teeth with KY jelly - I
just got confused, and that is also why
I slept in shoes and trousers, by-the-by.

And now the morning's here - weakly I lie.
Through leather tongue and velvet teeth I sigh.
The price I've paid for short-term fun is high.
My head's a throbbing bomb with flashpoint nigh.
All noise is agony - now I know why
those brewing monks stay silent till they die.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Strong Beer Blues by Hugh Mitchell

  • (2/15/2007 2:24:00 PM)


    Having just scanned the probable mix of the brew you imbibed I can understand your physical state - it also suggests the constitution of the Brewers is up there with the alcoholic content of the beer! Damn clever poem Sir. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 15, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]