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We're grouped together ready to party 
just standing around waiting for the coach.
Not a stag do exactly, just us men.
Before you ask, it wasn't fancy dress.
A football Friday night out for a drink,
one or two, possibly looking for sex. 
I certainly wasn't looking for sex, 
no women allowed in this lad’s party.
Tam who’s just arrived is getting a drink,
he’s our mate and first team footballing coach.
Back from a wedding rehearsal; full dress.
So he’ll be glad; being back amongst the men.
We arrive at a pub heaving with men;
just a handful of the opposite sex. 
God knows who came up with this **** address.
It isn’t lively enough to party.
We agree that we’ll get back on the coach,
however, Tam bought us all one more drink.

At the next pub I get the lads a drink,
‘Okay,’ I say to them, ‘It’s my round, men,’
and hand three pints of lager to the coach.
My thoughts absentmindedly turn to sex,
when I look towards a crowded hen party
and see a girl in a skimpy red dress.

‘Check out the girl, in the little red dress,’
I say to Liam, passing him his drink.
‘I’d love to get an invite to that party.’
‘Aye well, you, me, and the rest of the men;
thoaght you wurny interested in sex?’
he says, as we watch her approach the coach.
It’s half past two; the last round’s on the coach. 
He’s fondling the girl, his hands up her dress.
‘Jesus man, go outside if you want sex,’
I say, ‘It’s your round; last orders for drink.
I’ll be up there with the rest of the men.’
The bar closes; it’s the end of the party.

I board the coach with the rest of the men.
It was a good party, plenty to drink,
and Tam’s having sex wearing the red dress.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 4/5/2015 11:19:00 PM
John, Thank you for the sweet reply to my comment. Have yourself a Happy Easter Love LINDA
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Date: 11/29/2014 11:36:00 PM
JOHN, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile, others passed, when I first join the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poet's around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT"
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Date: 11/30/2014 12:06:00 AM
Hi Skat? Thanks for dropping by, I have been busy lately but am getting through some great writing on here, I like the twisted Mardi gras, my kind of poetry... ;-) It reminded me of a visit to New Orleans just after Katrina... looking forward to reading some more in the not too distant future, JP x
Date: 11/23/2014 5:09:00 AM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup, John - I choose your first great and well written poem - I like it :))) - Nice to meet you! - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- Be kind and keep PoetrySoup as a haven -(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you for posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/30/2014 12:02:00 AM
Hi Anne Lise, thanks for the kind words. I will be busy reading some of the great poetry on here for a while i think... JP x
Date: 11/21/2014 8:09:00 PM
Hi John,, this is a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 11/21/2014 11:59:00 PM
Thank you Linda, I too look forward to reading some more good poetry on here. John
Date: 11/21/2014 10:46:00 AM
Your story comes to naturally to you. Great write Welcome to PoetrySoup. Click on an avatar or name to go to anothers poems. Leave a comment and that person will have a permanent link back to your works... Keep writing.
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Date: 11/21/2014 4:17:00 PM
Thanks for the encouraging words Carol. Ill be looking forward to reading some inspirational poems.
Date: 11/21/2014 1:47:00 AM
On one hand I found the poem funny - on the other I found it sad - drink can cause so many issues which can have dire consequences - well penned:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/21/2014 4:19:00 PM
Hi Jan, thanks for reading 'Men' I think the drink issue is seen when the protagonist does indeed get interested in sex after only a few jars eh! All the best John