Invitation to a wedding evening do

Just arrived home from a night out

at my wife's niece's wedding

Can't go to bed straightaway

as I'm a bit pissed up

and need a cup of tea to sober up


Hardly knew anyone there

so ended up talking bollocks

to just about everyone

and you know the funny thing was

they all found it interesting

and yet I could pass them in the street tomorrow

and they wouldn't know me from Adam


◄ Godless Day AD 2129



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John Andrew Nield

Sat 18th May 2019 22:56

So refreshingly real, Martin. Loved it!

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Brian Maryon

Tue 14th May 2019 15:27

Good observations Martin.

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Martin Peacock

Tue 14th May 2019 10:10

You say you 'knocked it out quickly' but sometimes that's how it happens. No doubt it was writing itself in the recesses of your grey matter even as you were there, or on your way home. That's not to say it is trivial; on the contrary, an apparently 'off-the-cuff, anecdotal poem like this captures something of the essence of our lives - a kind of snapshot of our fragmenting society, where people know fewer and fewer of their neighbours and associates. I recently went to my cousin's 60th birthday and I experienced exactly this: 95% of the people there I didn't know, and a whole lot of nothing spoken between a crowd of near-strangers.

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Brian Maryon

Mon 13th May 2019 10:05

Thank you Jennifer, Keith and Ray for showing interest in this. Undeserved really as I knocked it out quickly whilst worse for wear after one of 'those' nights out.

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Sun 12th May 2019 22:24

Funny and familiar territory Brian. What a charade, and we are trapped . I like to stand apart in that situation, and usually stay sober.


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keith jeffries

Sun 12th May 2019 08:59


This poem speaks volumes about human relationships especially within families. I cannot begin to tell you how many such events I have attended and was usually the first to leave (pissed)

Thank you for this


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