Monthly Archives: December 2017

Judges

Are the judges in Ireland also corrupt, are they on the make?

If it was their own daughter what stance would they take?

We all know they’re highly paid, they’ve got it made.

Why are their sentences so low and their awards so high?

Do they say to themselves there but for the grace of God go I?

It appears they back the system to the hilt.

How much would they fine Mr. Vanderbilt?

Or any other ordinary everyday millionaire.

The question is, do they care?

Tich Ennis

31st December, 2017

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Poems in Arklow 2

Here is the link to my Vimeo video named above:

Orbit

It seems odd that poems often revert to source.

You may have noticed this, of course.

Back where they came from, they began.

This may be the poet’s plan.

Walk in a circle as the Earth around the Sun.

Back where you came from, where you begun.

You may say orbits are elliptical, of course.

That is if you studied in a bourse.

Look it up in a book if you must before you return to dust.

Or, as I now say, source.

Tich Ennis

27th December, 2017

Anonymous Letter

I am who you don’t know but I know you.

I saw you through the keyhole too.

Be not afraid, I shall not spill the beans.

Do it yourself by all means.

Headlines in the paper inches high.

People will know your name before you die.

In the meantime carry on.

I’m watching you, I’m here, I’m gone.

Tich Ennis

27th December, 2017

Text

While texting a message he fell down the stairs.

The man without cares.

He didn’t care what he was doing.

If I said that about you would you be suing?

If you tell the truth about people they hate you.

If you told your wife would she mate you?

Be careful who and when you text.

You could be next.

Tich Ennis

26th December, 2017

Sarcastic Teachers

Me: When I was fifteen a teacher was explaining the meaning of the word latent, unrealised, as in talents.   You boys all have latent talents, he said. Your talents are all latent. He smiled to himself. No one said anything.

I could have stood up and said on behalf of my colleagues may I object in the strongest possible terms to your condescending tone.   Then I could have let loose with a string of bad language.   That would be the strongest possible terms, wouldn’t it?

He: I suppose it would be.

Me: Teachers have a name for being sarcastic.

He: It goes with the territory.

Me: Teachers have a new audience every year to tell their jokes to and perfect their put downs and sarcastic remarks on.

She: That’s not the way its supposed to be.

Me: Since when have things been they way they’re supposed to be?

Tich Ennis

26th December, 2017

 

Skull Two

I like saying things that mean two things at once.

Some hate it and treat me as a dunce.

Two for the price of one as I once said.

You may get the joke before you’re dead.

Why has a skull a grin on its face?

Maybe a joke is not out of place.

Must I explain clearly as to a fool or child?

Some don’t want to know at school, they drive their teacher wild.

The skull smiled.

Tich Ennis

26th December, 2017