Rustbelt Happy Hour Blues

BeerThat barroom didn’t like us
Not it’s cheap vinyl floor
Or tacky poor trashy decor
It’s worn wooden stools creaked
As we bellied up brewskis bought
Shots of well whiskey burnt down
Old time jukebox crystal clear
Country crooners and doo wop
Mean mugging motherfuckers
Staring like statues of old Greece
Blue collar heroes broken down rusty
Drunks still bitter over lost wages
Still expecting a glory days parade
Springsteen songs alive and well
True blue losers of Reaganomics
Trickle down like a pissed leg
Wasted votes on wasted dreams
Smokestack prison fucked
Beer soaked union hall hoodlums
Local alcoholic day drinkers united
Post 843
Cleveland Ohio
Paid cash backed out boldly
We ain’t earned a seat in that place
We sadly never will

Jeremy Ritch
Jeremy Ritch is a published writer and poet currently traveling the U.S. working on his next book. Jeremy has had many interesting life experiences and you can hear about some of them on Episode 3 of The Farsighted Podcast. You can get your hands on Jeremy's collections of poetry at his Lulu store. If you prefer you books digitally, Sidewalk Stories and Other Poems is available for Kindle at a discount price. The long and the short of it is that Jeremy likes to write and we all like to read what he writes.
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