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Tavern of the Damned

A tavern built on misdeeds and insurrection,
House of rascals, whisky and imperfection
A hideaway for rebels and racketeers,
Where drinks are served to outlaws and mutineers,
Where the pianist plays for pirates and privateers,
Where the wicked and the wayward can be served,
And are respected however undeserved.

It’s a rag-tag bunch of outlaws and anarchists,
A cavalcade of rough revolutionists,
So come on in my dear insurrectionist,
Welcome to our lawless little band,
Welcome to the Tavern of the Damned.

Come and join our banished battalion,
Join our cause, oh revered rapscallion,
So calling out to nature’s abominations,
We’ve got bourbon, bombshells and indignation,
Come and wait for imminent and sure damnation,
No matter what your deviance may be,
Come and join the drunken reverie.

It’s a monument to lost souls and deviants,
A shrine to every small disobedience,
A riotous, cathartic experience,
Where radicals are safe from reprimand,
Welcome to the Tavern of the Damned.

Welcome back, my worshipped renegade,
To the place where freedom’s sweet as lemonade,
Where skanks and outlaws, sing so intoxicated,
The anthem of the unkempt and agitated,
The mantra of the evil and of the hated,
Laughing as they sing their merry tune,
Unified by their impending doom.

It’s a testament to chaos and anarchy,
A haven for the worst of humanity,
A house of lawlessness and profanity,
Welcome to our lawless little band,
Welcome to the Tavern of the Damned.


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  1. Hi SS.
    I don’t visit this site as often as I used to, but it’s nice to see something by you.
    Looks like you took some time working this one out. Nice rhymes even if they are tongue twisting.
    There were places such as this throughout history where the lawless and suspect would probably gather.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed! yes, i did spend a very long time saving up words for this poem. The tongue twisting effect was sort of what i was going for. I wanted to convey a sense of jovial chaos, with a mutinous undertone.

  2. Clever, witty, entertaining and so well written! I love the rhymes, the rhythm, and the flow. It’s fantastic!

    • Thank you so much! I was worried the rhythm was too chaotic for people to follow, so it’s nice to know it came across while you were reading! Glad you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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