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My Local

Come and share a drink and cheer,
I'll play your favourite song,
we may be strangers but we can talk
for we all need to belong.

We are all drifters after all just trying
to find a place,
we welcome loners, we try to catch,
those fallen from their grace.

The old boys take their same seats,
we call it the death row,
they listen to our banter,
with cheeried cheeks aglow.

Then one day you discover
 the drunk you thought a clown,
 he quotes the works of shakespeare,
he's not trussed in such a gown.

So welcome to my local,
come share a drink and cheer,
If you want some peace it is done
but when you need to talk, we're here. 

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  1. Date: 3/11/2009 9:46:00 AM
    Ann, you have made wonderful friends at you "local." Your great poem makes me wish I could share a drink with them. I love the reference to Shakespeare and the clown. Guess we shouldn't judge people based on first impressions. Well done! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 5:26:00 PM
    Hospitable setting. A lovely piece.

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 12:02:00 PM
    Sounds like a great place to be able to go to, knowing there is always a listening ear. Wonderful write. Love, Shar

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  1. Date: 3/7/2009 8:03:00 AM
    My heart and prayer is with and your love my friend.. you have a heart of gold, Chris.

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 7:13:00 AM
    This is a very good piece..I love the rhyming.. works is so good to read you again Ann..hope all is well.