Category Archives: Being Ignored

The Poor And Injustice

The poor should not be crucified, why are they poor?

How long must injustice endure?

Don’t say its all their fault, life is a trial.

Would you help an old lady across a style?

I helped an old lady across a street and she prayed for me all the way over.

That was long ago, Very Lynn might have been singing the White Cliffs of Dover.

Some are beggars because of drugs, thrown out of house and home.

Others fell on hard times, some have a mobile phone.

The poor are the same as you and me but they have less money.

Being poor is not funny.

How would you like to die in a ditch?

It doesn’t often happen to the rich.

Tuppence hapenny looking down on twopence, gimme a break.

For God’s sake.

I certainly don’t want change at the point of a gun.

Guns are not fun.

Good luck everyone.

Tich Ennis

28th July, 2018


Mentioning God

The world is made by people, the Earth is made by God.

We call Ireland the ould sod.

The world has walls and wars and borders and barriers, man made.

The Earth has Sun and showers and daylight and shade.

God favours virtue, we don’t follow his advice.

When it comes to the point we choose vice.

Cheer up, it might not happen, it already has said some lad.

Oh well, what the Hell, who is sane and who is mad?

Apparently in this world God is a dirty word.

How far have we travelled from the sublime to the absurd?

Oh love, oh truth, oh common sense.

Who worships in thy name, who sits on the fence?

Far be it from me to say I’m any better.

I mean this poem to the last letter.

What have I achieved, to what do I aspire?

Something higher.

Tich Ennis

20th July, 2018


What can I say that has not been said, before I’m dead?

Nothing very much it seems.

I whisper to you in your dreams.

I am the world you’re wishing for, hopefully not bloodstained war.

I am hope and peace and love, above the battlefield a dove.

Someday you may come to me and I to you, the blind may see.

I believe, I am not one.

I am many, look, no gun.

The way of peace is brave and true.

I am ignored, are you?

Do what you must do.

Be as you must be.

Leave the rest to me.

Tich Ennis

5th 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

God’s Prayer

May people stop killing themselves with kindness and making themselves obese.

May Tich Ennis stop smoking and bring about world peace.

May common sense take over and cease from being rare.

May unjustly locked up prisoners be freed to breathe fresh air.

May a miracle happen and peace and love ensue.

May people believe and put in practice what is true.

I have other things to do.

Tich Ennis

15th June, 2018