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People Watching

It’s a Saturday night; all the lads are on the beer
Posing in their best clothes – look out ladies we are here
They swiftly down a pint then another three or four
Soon they are getting wobbly and falling to the floor

They stumble to the disco cos they are on the pull
Eying up the ladies, but their chat up lines are dull
The music is so loud you can’t hear a word they say
One thinks he’s hit the jackpot and he may get a lay

Now on ‘whiskey chasers’ getting egged on by their mates
Getting pretty paralytic – will anyone get dates
The girls aren’t impressed and tell them to go away
The lads will have to seek their date another day

They all stumble to the door and head for a greasy kebab
Desperately trying not to vomit when they are in the taxi cab
Home now at last to rest their throbbing aching head
Thank goodness its now Sunday they can spend all day in bed.

Jan Allison
8th April 2014

Went out to watch some live music a few weeks back .....
people watching – what a fascinating pastime!



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  1. Date: 4/10/2014 8:36:00 AM

    I agree, I spend many hours people watching. This was very entertaining. Some guys don't have a clue.
  1. Date: 4/10/2014 12:47:00 AM

    Well written Jan. Enjoyed the melodrama personification this poem gave... Verlena
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 4:56:00 PM

    People watching can be a very entertaining sport no matter where you are! You describe a chaotic scene that is repeated over and over and over... us silly humans eh!!! LOL Like your style Miss Jan... big big hugs, Jake XOXOX
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 10:38:00 AM

    You might have said hello instead of just watching me , lol Loved it Jan
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 12:53:00 AM

    Hi Jan, I'm the new kid in town, but making friends fast. Luv this poem. Unfortunately it is all too familiar--but amusing as well. And how skillfully you craft your verse with the all too rare couplet. It's a device I often use, so I really appreciate it. Drop by anytime, :) mel
  1. Date: 4/8/2014 4:32:00 PM

    Yes, we humans are a sight to see – and watch, and I do my share most every day in a small secluded park in my town. And I've seen some gems, as we say here. I have several poems written on certain regulars. My poem "The Lady with the Open Book" is one such. I purposely avoid the beach nearby because it has become a Sodom and Gemorrah with the young people. Enjoyed your write. C.L.
  1. Date: 4/8/2014 3:34:00 PM

    Watching people should serve as an eye-opener....not to repeat the stupidities that they commit, and becoming a laughing stock!! good humurous write Jan :)
  1. Date: 4/8/2014 1:07:00 PM

    People watching is an event in itself. I volunteer at the Amphitheater in the concessions and have a great time watching everyone.
  1. Date: 4/8/2014 12:51:00 PM

    Nothing more disgusting than a drunk lothario. Men will never learn. good stuff. Love, daver