Category Archives: Adulthood

How To Do It

How did you do it? By finding out how.

You know more now.

You would know how to do that sort of thing.

So would you if you did not act like a king.

What do you mean, I am a human being.

You must be humble and admit you don’t know, ask questions, that is the way to go.

Is that what you did, kid?

Yes, until I was blue in the face.

The human race is a disgrace.

Have you learned anything today?

I learned your way.

If I don’t apply, ask why.

Because you are a fool.

Did you learn nothing at school?

How to play the fool.

You learned well, you could have fooled me.

When will you and I agree?

Knowledge is hard earned and learned.

Do not despise the wise.

They were like you, me too.

There are a lot like you.

Waiting for someone to tell them what to do.

Tich Ennis

21st July, 2018


You And I

We are born and then we die.

The stuff of life comes in between.

Maybe an ice cream.

Coffee in a café now and then.

Some are boys and some are men.

Some complain when they’re left out.

What have they to shout about?

Sometimes some come together in bliss.

A kiss.

Then friendship, company and talk.

Some enjoy a hike or walk.

Our stories are all different but start and end the same.

Are you glad you came?

Life may not be without trial.

To say otherwise would be denial.

Are you born to cry or smile?

To get to school I walked a mile.

What price happiness and when?

Now and then.

I lay down my pen.

That’s life, make of it what you may.

Between sunrise and sunset is the day.

Is this okay?

Tich Ennis

18th July, 2018


Its no good if it isn’t new young people say, do you?

They are new, will they be old, that depends on them if truth be told.

What they eat and what they drink, their brain will last if they think.

Do you kill yourself with kindness, even I should smoke less.

Being young is something you grow out of given time, do you see yourself in this rhyme?

Does your mirror lie, do I?

I am old, I watch you passing by.

Build your past, it will not last.

Live now, anyhow.

Tich Ennis

12th July, 2018


When you go out and don’t come back I wonder did you die.

We are that age, you and I.

You come back late or early with some reason, some excuse.

I can’t depend on you, what’s the use?

So I wait and wonder and then sometime you appear.

Back here.

I’m pretty used to you by now, I cannot change you anyhow.

If life turned out differently you could be behind a plough.

Or attempting to herd an errant sow.

I suppose you’ll turn up later with lots of talk.

Did you enjoy your walk?

Tich Ennis

4th July, 2018

My History

My history is a mystery to those who do not know.

If I tell you now you can say I told you so.

I was a fisherman, a journalist.

What about the girls I kissed?

I worked in a TV shop but not for long.

A stockbroker’s office, but I got things wrong.

I worked with a laser and I marked metal.

That’s enough for now, I’ll put on the kettle.

Tich Ennis

21st June, 2018


A girl walks out across the world one step at a time.

Through the sunlight and the shade, everything looks fine.

To her destination, is that work or play?

A smile upon her face, I say good day.

She is in no hurry but she is getting there.

With her dog and bag and purse, she seems to have no care.

A smile upon her face for me and a smile on mine.

We may pass some words today or another time.

Tich Ennis

20th June, 2018