Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2009


by gary butcher

Fill my glass to the brim
am an optimist after all
keep the high spirits coming
put behind the hard days toil
barman fill all their glasses
hey its my call
just keep the good times coming
im here to have a ball
eat drink and be merry
nothing wrong with that cliche
ill even buy the drinks
with stick and cherry
just keep them full pints coming
lovely pints of foaminess
drink up and good health
and i wish you all the best
drink up my friends and join me
beer adds that little something
that little bit of zest
and if you ask me for another
in all friendliness
while theres still penny in my pocket
of course my answers

Added: 21.04.2009