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Lucky escape

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Lucky escape

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I stood in the door way of this cinema town
A punch to my head and a fall to the ground

Staggered back up to my feet in a flash
A black tooth sheep herder stared back in a dash

Dressed like a tramp in wellington heel
The manure had a stench and litle appeal

I moved down the hill as another punch came out
Some traveller girls screamed and did shout

I turned in a temper a boot to his frame   
Crumpled below but nothing would tame

Got up once again and I asked for the law  
Came at me and dived I pucnhed his red jaw  
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Then head locked this idiot and dragged him to toilet
A public amenity I just tried to foil it

Round by the sink and taps hit his head
and dragged him back out as the blood ran quite red

Then he cried solefully and said dont you know
A bag on his side he decided to show.

I said I knew not and you should not then fight
Medical care your mind had no sight

So finally said he may never be let
Drink in my Ma's bar in future he bet

Many years later this stranger was caught 
Playing with sheep and a case it was sought   

True story.

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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 12:44:00 PM
    Well done Ian, thank you for sharing it with me. - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 10:58:00 AM
    Ian.. sounds like luck to me.. some don't have that luck when punched to the ground... Some true stories are the oddest of all.. enjoyed thank you for sharing...pd