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Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures
Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures

It’s not the great beer that draws us all here,
It’s not classy wine that tastes so damn fine,
It’s not flavoured gin, that was once mother’s ruin,
It’s not vintage brandy, the shorts, or the shandy,
It’s not fancy mixers, the whiskey, the spritzers,
It’s not cider, crisps, cocktails, scratchings or mocktails.

It’s the beautiful people, the laughter, the fun,
The music, the friendships, all rolled into one,
Discussions & banter, the humorous ranter,
It’s sharing a joke with the best village folk,
It’s having a natter, being teased by the gaffer,
It’s ambience missed, it’s where we got pissed!
The tables stand empty, the chairs sit alone,
Any chance of a bevy you can send down the phone?!

Oh ‘tis an emotional time of changes. We’re all missing special people & places terribly, with no idea when we’ll be able to share the same space again. It’s not easy.
I may have written this after drinking the odd glass of wine in our favourite, local watering hall, The Greyhound Inn, Llangunllo. Hope those that will miss meeting there, or at their own special place to get together, in the next little while, can relate..& hope it won’t be too long until we’ll all be raising a glass together, once more!

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9 thoughts on “Desperate Measures”

  1. JOY journal says:

    Be well and blessed, Debbie!

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you very much, Nora. I wish the same for you & yours, take care.

  2. Peter's pondering says:

    Stay healthy and safe, you two. Let’s hope that it is not too long before we can regain some semblance of normality.

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you so much, Peter! I do hope so, keep well & take care!

  3. SueW says:

    I loved your poem. It’s so nice to see you again, it’s been too long.Stay well, stay safe both of you 🙂

  4. Invisibly Me says:

    “It’s ambience missed, it’s where we got pissed!” 😂 Going to your pub will be something to look forward to, in the time ahead after this storm has been weathered. Tough times indeed and so, so bizarre. It’s heartbreaking to think of the scale of all of this but I can’t help but keep wondering whether it’s some strange nightmare to wake up from.

    Stay safe & well  ♥
    Caz xx

  5. Itching for Hitching says:

    Love it! Once upon a time drinking alone was a sin, now it’s encouraged.

  6. forresting365 says:

    Hey Debbie! I sure hope Y’all are well. Crazy, crazy times. And….wow! The Greyhound Inn looks fantastic! May this be in the world’s rear view mirror soon. Stay safe! Huge hugs to You and Cheers! 🤗❤️😊

  7. Ghulam Mohyudin says:

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