Category Archives: Advice

My Dead Brother

Me: What did you think when you died and found there is an afterlife after all?

He: I was pleasantly surprised.

Me: I’m glad you’re there, I thought you might be a figment of my imagination.

He: I am.

Me: Have you met Plato and Aristotle and people like that? Have they a lot to say for themselves?

He: They said it already.

Me: You said meaning is a construct people try to put on things. What does that mean?

He: You’re too clever by half.

Me: Compare me with Einstein.

He: He’s only trotting after you.

Me: You said you always knew you would have to die sometime.

He: I was right.

Me: You said I am a machine. Am I artificially intelligent?

He: Not very.

Me: Helena said the good thing about dying is you don’t have to learn any new gadgets. The world is afflicted with gadgetomania.

He: You can have too much of a good thing.

Me: A poet said these words, half in love with easeful death. Also, intimations of mortality. You had those. How are your faculties?

He: Alive and kicking.

Me: Who said, all I know is I know nothing? The one who drank hemlock.

He: Ask God or Google. Google is quicker.

Me: You’re dead right. Rest in pieces.

He: The only letters I have after my name are R.I.P.

Me: Rip van Winkle. Is this enough to be going on with?

He: More than enough. See you shortly.

Me: I’m in no hurry.

He: You never were. What’s new?

 

Tich Ennis

21st June, 2018

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The World

The world is rather overwhelming, don’t let it get you down.

Always remember the old saying, a frown is a smile turned upside down.

Yes, its massive run by madmen with missiles and big guns.

You are only you, you have one Moon and not two Suns.

Persist, persist and travel on.

The man with the missile will be gone.

The Moon and Sun last on.

Tich Ennis

15th June, 2018

Puzzle

Keep trying the pieces of a puzzle and eventually they fit.

Finally, a perfect picture when you get the last bit.

Frame it and hang it on the wall, some do.

Others don’t, the idea may not appeal to you.

Edge pieces are easy, corners easiest of all.

Patience gets you there, that’s life, in time a tree grows tall.

Tich Ennis

4th June, 2018

Objective

To be objective about yourself is not easy, so ask others.

Leave out mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers.

Ask the queen, the pope, choose your own guru.

Don’t ask you.

If you want to embark on a course of self improvement ask others what about you most needs to be improved.

Will their answer leave you unmoved?

I myself bought a guitar.

So far I have not got far.

It remains in its case.

Is that a smile on your face?

Tich Ennis

4th June, 2018