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Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Tuesday Nov 25, 2008 4:21 pm

pub on a corner

pub on a corner
against the smooth footpath
still and tall
backyard old bath
stagnant water
smoking waitress dressed in black
out back looking at
stray sick cats and bag ladies
and cars that don't go
cornered

slice lemons and limes
shove 'em into Coronas
this place is going upmarket...

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Tuesday Nov 25, 2008 5:08 pm

drunk fool

dithering morons
insightful fools
lit up walk-ways
down dirty streets
off-duty cops
off-looking girls
local pub, local locals
glowing night
roaring laughter
pathetic banter
downing beer / piss
hissing barmaid
poison vomit
angry bouncer
angry cabbie
lost keys
smashed-in door
paranoid dreams
morning after

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Tuesday Nov 25, 2008 5:13 pm

beer theory

beer theory, the theory of everything
how our universe is but a small bubble within a much
lager grandiose of beer froth
underpinned by an (essentially) infinite, bottomless
malty sea of pure beer
beer theory
f--- the theory, give me a beer
chimay will do nicely

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Tuesday Nov 25, 2008 5:16 pm

pub girls

pub girls like to drink
like to drink beer

pub girls do the pub crawl
and claw at your shoulder

then dance away on tables later
their bare feet wet from spilt beer

westie chicks and inner-city girls with bob hairdos
all dance together on bar tables

eyes all fixed from every idiot dreamer married or not
moving, alternating, between the thigh, the lips, the breasts

but pub girls go home together in groups of three or four and leave us
full of beer, but empty, walking home alone, five past four

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Tuesday Nov 25, 2008 5:22 pm

pubs and places

pubs and places
mazes of taps and handles and kegs and bar waitresses
dressed in black always dressed in black
of counters and stools packed with bellys
all their time swallowing smoking talking
all her time stacking unwashed glasses
washed plates and cutlery
all the consumption of grog in this town and that
amazed those alive and all those dead soon forgotten
chocking on own vomit and car crashes and overdoses
replaced by others awaiting the same fate
bottomless hell and bottomless coffee at early-morn cafe
for the morning after and another stella day ahead

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Tuesday Nov 25, 2008 5:26 pm

girls in the pub

girls in the pub
gather in chatter
their words in water
floating around, half-drowned in music
deaf to the ears while perfume smears the bar in
pink and red coloured patterns

make her way to the bar and order
three stollies and a stout
and her friends grab them from her
lollie-scramble of a tray
and spray their glances at you in short bursts of flurting abuse
bruised, i throw my last dart and settle back to my lager
and imagine things i know i probably shouldn't

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Tuesday Nov 25, 2008 5:30 pm

Sydney

Sydney ya bastard of a city
kings cross to the rocks rotten
swollen with greed
grace and jones
breeding your malls your fields out West
bondi bastards surfing the waves
all the menus filled with
loser chefs in loser cafes
sand at your feet, in your eye
girls on tap at Oxford Tavern
Sydney i hate you
bastard, prick of a place
sod off to broken hill then

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Wednesday Nov 26, 2008 10:23 am

canberra bars

canberra bars
the warming affect of
cool climate wine
glass in hand and girls in eyes
servants and waitresses and government spies
fifteen dollar cocktail lists
mostly gin
while others drive 'round
i'm sitting under the closed circuit in
canberra bars

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Wednesday Nov 26, 2008 10:32 am

in the beer garden

in the beer garden
overgrown
my growing concern is
the age old game
every beer that's downed
is another half-hour gone
ev'ry girl i see is
much younger than me
wander to the bar
buy myself more time
drink more slowly
but the sun is going down

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby ryan » Wednesday Nov 26, 2008 5:54 pm

more please.
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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Thursday Nov 27, 2008 6:14 am

drunk in broken hill

drunkin rampage thru
the town
tall dark lad lacking muscle to
beat the whites shitless
dust streets full of cops at dusk
music muted, cries and moans
cramped, camped out in the doorways together
another chemist
a bank or a butcher's shop
a window waiting to be broken
chop your head off if you come near me
sniff the petrol smell the party atmosphere
it's mostly the grog that keeps us here

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Thursday Nov 27, 2008 6:18 am

pub life

footpath
door
floor
bar
waitress
pour
beer
hand
lips
wet
flow
throat
sit
down
tell
joke
bar
waitress
pour
beer
hand
lips
wet
flow
throat
play
pool
bar
waitress
pour
beer
hand
lips
wet
flow
throat
go
to
toilet
bar
waitress
pour
beer
hand
lips
wet
flow
throat
select
song
from
jukebox
bar
waitress
pour
beer
hand
lips
wet
flow
throat
place
bet
on
"diaz"
bar
waitress
pour
beer
hand
lips
wet
flow
throat
floor
door
footpath

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Thursday Nov 27, 2008 6:25 am

the beer scavenger

the beer scavenger
wanders the last wee party hours
looks for the near-empties
looks at the girl half-pissed half-asleep on half the sofa
drinks the last 10 drops from the bottle on the lamp table beside her
rolls an empty keg onto the lawn
tilts it and attempts to retrieve the nothingness left
calls out several names of people hours-gone
then floats around making odd sounds
changes the record from phil collins to split enz
finds half a glass of vodka and orange from a discarded cask
knows later today, midday
the head will explode with pain and, well,
that's later, f--- later
the beer scavenger...

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Thursday Nov 27, 2008 6:27 am

puber

puber cannot be sober
puber is small and furry
puber goes for walks and pisses against every power-pole
waits at crossings until the traffic overflows
malts constantly
hops like a roo
cannot tolerate taxis
likes a good bath in browny substances
prefers doctors to vets
will curl up and sleep against a pale fence...

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Thursday Nov 27, 2008 6:32 am

drunk monkeys

drunk monkeys stole my beer
tore off to Toledo wearing speedos
left the LA girls by the swimming pool alone to ponder
the meaning of hair

drunk monkeys reached Vegas and saw
a light show for Darwin
a parade of girls with shaved armpits
a Brazilian trapeze artist in a floating circus

i was standing there with a net
i couldn't catch her as she fell
i was there to catch those monkeys, take their money
buy two dozen Millers and some records of Bob

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby ryan » Thursday Nov 27, 2008 10:22 am

Northerly at Night
{for my father}

A warm gale
is making the house creak.
I think of you half dozing
in your half lit hospital bed,
the whole night streaming south
around you

This weather
is a land hurtling by,
striding out
with a huge dark rhythm.

I hope you can hear it
this vastness walking in the wind.

There is a life
ravelling and unravelling in the long gusts,
hauling at us as it swarms past.
Our hearts ribbon out
on its fierce, thawing current,
a river of air in which we could live forever.

There`s a dream of the roaring world
lifting us up in a kind of love.
I wish you a true sleep,
I wish you this dream.
Ross Gillett
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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Friday Nov 28, 2008 1:28 pm

beer is

beer is
piss
beer is
lager than life
beer is
a hissing mess of hops and barley and poorly disguised poison
beer is
mostly water
beer is
vomit
beer is
not budweiser db vb or any other watery crap
beer is
coopers and monteiths and stella
beer is
sorta feminine with male aftershave finish
beer is
proven to exist in a godless universe
beer is
the only thing in life on tap
beer is

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Friday Nov 28, 2008 1:29 pm

coopers sparkling ale

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australian owned
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fermented using a
unique method of
top fermentation
and natural bottle
conditioning
coopers are famous
for this process which
leaves a natural
residue of yeast during
maturation and gives a
cloudy appearance with
an enhanced flavour

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Friday Nov 28, 2008 1:32 pm

i drink to you a toast

drink to you a toast
fill my glass my mug this f---ing vase <burp>
ride around the town like
you own the f---ing joint
drive across my lawn my legs my <burp> chest
drink to you a toast
make it <burp> mean what is real what you want whatever feels better
live yourself a lunatic fringe existence
like some artist on a bender on the edge the end of a short grappling life
trampled under foot <burp> under thumb under the boots they love to stomp
but i drink you a toast for the end is nigh for all who draw breath
and God is gone like some drunken absent minded fool
<burp>

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Re: Beer Poetry

Postby lob » Friday Nov 28, 2008 1:39 pm

the meat raffle (part 1)

the meat raffle
was held at the local where else
in the smoke pit
where the punters kept fit
throwing darts or clenching fists
grinding teeth on steak sandwiches
standing to attention
as the baidmaid gave orders to drink
covered in sweat
swearing their way
between unknown aggressive faces

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