Friday, February 06, 2009

Three Pub Sonnets 2

The noise subsides, the chatter settles like
The Guinness on the bar. Loud speakers rattle
Optics. Says Jim, into the booming mic,
Welcome to the quiz. Ten teams will battle
For the prize – a jug of ale and five
Crisp ten pound notes. Ready? Okay, let’s go!
What is the capital of Uruguay?
Frustrated groans – and cheers from those who know.
An argument erupts. Who won the darts
In 1980? John Lowe did, Dad shouts.
Gran whispers Eric Bristow. Says Dad – Don’t start!
You’re pants at sport! Gran sulks into her stout.
And when the quiz is won by “Right Says Fred”
Gran, proved right, decants the stout upon Dad’s head.

2 comments:

wastedpapiers said...

Lovely images straight out of 60's sit-coms spring to mind after reading this. It aint arf 'ot Mum!
Cor, its the vicar- quick hide in the pantry!

Jonathan said...

The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo...