Monthly Archives: June 2016

Mostly Rubbish

Is everything mostly rubbish, or is it just me?

I’m not the only one to say that, you see.

What everyone knows is wrong.

That could be my song.

Someone else said that, I don’t know who.

Maybe you?

Eighty per cent of what is called art is not art.

I quote, don’t break my heart.

That is true in this and every age.

Poets are filled with impotent rage.

The good stuff lasts, don’t worry.

Death, don’t hurry.

Tich Ennis

30th June, 2016


Don’t pretend to be more stupid than you are.

If you do you won’t go far.

Don’t pretend to know what you don’t know.

Don’t say I told you so.

Don’t leave things over forever.

When will you start, never?

If you want to be annoying, go ahead.

You might get a bullet in the head.

Basically, don’t be a fool.

You met those at school.

Don’t put people down.

Be yourself, you clown.

This is hard hitting, but true.

Be you.

Don’t try to do two things at once.

You can’t, you dunce.

Parts of this advice are to myself, I need it badly.

Sometimes I act madly.

Don’t hog the conversation.

Do you address the nation?

Mull over these words.  They may apply.

Oh my.

Tich Ennis

25th June, 2016


Who is the guy who says its easy and then does not know how?

Who is the guy who says he knows but won’t tell you anyhow?

Who is the guy who thinks he knows and is better than you?

Who is the guy who does not know how and what to do?

Me, I suppose, in the last case, I should ask one who knows.

Find the right guy, or right book, learning always shows.

Do what you can then ask someone to do what you cannot.

Find what and who you’re looking for then you have found the lot.

Tich Ennis

27th June, 2016


I am very forgiving of my faults,

say stop to a slave, he halts.

I am a slave to nicotine,

some complain of my hygiene.

Both personal and domestic, bad habits.

As a boy I kept rabbits.

I sometimes use strong language, but not so often now.

Stronger than just holy cow!

I like a joke when funny, possibly quite blue.

Apart from that and those I am as good as you.

Tich Ennis

25th June, 2016

Down To Earth

I am a retired gentleman.  I was a gentleman but I stopped being one.  I have come down to Earth.

I write, I sing, I make movies.  They’re all here, here there and everywhere.  On YouTube and my blog.  I am a reformed and reforming character.  Quite a character.

I change old to new.  Rhymes, yarns, scripts, pieces, notes and personal were called poems, stories, plays, essays, letters and messages.  Out with the old, in with the new.

I love simplicity.  Less is more.  I do my own thing, mine is yours.  Listen, read, see.  Enjoy yourself.  I do.  Why not you?

Past, present and future are here.  The new is made from the old.  I am old, I have stories.  I have a story to tell, I tell it.  Pull up a chair and sit down.

You haven’t heard the half of it.  Sure we’re only starting.  The night isn’t half over.

Dawn is coming.  Wait for it.  Read on.  Listen up and listen good!

It’s all for you.  Come on in, you’re very welcome.  Make yourself at home.  Need I say more?  If I don’t stop I’ll never start.  Fiddlers, play!

Let joy commence.

Who cares for commonsense?

Get off the fence.

What was is past tense.

Eternity immense.

Tich Ennis

29th June, 2016

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