Monthly Archives: June 2017

You Know

You know when something is good, you don’t have to be told.

What you are told may be fool’s gold.

And often is, showbiz.

What suits you suits you, that’s that.

You may like a dog or cat.

Or not, or a bird singing in a tree.

You are me.

Do you understand?

That’s grand.

You are unique, everyone’s a freak.

On some things almost everyone agrees.

We need peace in times like these.

Tich Ennis

30th June, 2017

Depend

You can’t depend on the weather in Ireland or anything else at all.

Hear politicians talking, they might as well be talking to the wall.

They make no sense at all.

Ireland is rather small.

Does it punch above its weight in anything or is it fate?

We’re not bad at talking, when will we start walking?

We wrote some books, we sang some songs, we tried to right some wrongs.

Occasionally, once or twice, we get it right.

We emigrate, take flight.

Beannacht De libh, good night.

Alright.

Another wonderful day, as Beckett said.

Cheer up, you could be dead.

Tich Ennis

30th June, 2017

 

Toddler

Bemused, confused, I toddle on.

Who knows right from wrong?

Excuse my look of consternation.

I overhear your conversation.

So, some are older even than me.

Some younger too, I toddle on.

With whom shall I agree?

Someone, somewhere set me free.

Am I a slave until my grave?

Fortune favours the brave.

Each step I take nearer to my maker I make.

Should I put him right on a thing or two or is that me or is it you?

What’s a guy to do?

Ask you?

When all else fails observe jet trails.

Birds fly in the blue.

They know what to do.

Tich Ennis

30th June, 2017

Atomic Sense

Titania, titanium, are atom scientists very dumb?

An atom is after all very, very small.

It almost isn’t there at all.

You bring us heat and light and then some.

Don’t blow us to Kingdom Come.

Tich Ennis

30th June, 2017

Daniel Day Lewis

I live in the same world as you.

Are you an actor too?

Some words have been true.

It means meaning what you say.

Not just saying have a nice day.

The word just is used to justify.

It means it’s a lie.

It means you don’t care what you say, I do.

I gave up acting, did you?

Acting is only acting when its true.

When its real.

You are not on stage, are you?

Tich Ennis

25th June, 2017

Blood

My life’s blood spills out upon a page.

Will I die in peace or rage?

Get over it, it could be worse, cheer up, Irish people say.

Yeah, right, I say in my last words, who will write them down except this clown?

Oh, sorry, I wrote a line that does not rhyme.

Someday I may.

Blood, they say, is thicker than water, I know which I like to drink.

Hello there, my pen has not run out of ink.

Tich Ennis

25th June, 2017

Mine

Do I undermine myself by being funny?

By the way, I have no money.

Almost no one knows I’m here.

I drink, but am not addicted to beer.

I am to cigarettes, but that’s a different matter.

I don’t eat a lot, I’m not getting fatter.

The world, and the way it is, is not about me.

I know that, do you agree?

I would like to teach the blind to see.

Tich Ennis

25th June, 2017