Category Archives: Comic verse

Stay

I wrote a poem, it was no good, I did not put it up.

Someone might say shut up.

I mean up on my blog for falling off a log.

I sometimes include things people say like nothing would surprise you today.

I have not gone away.

I’m here to stay.

Its always a fight to get things right.

Goodnight.

Tich Ennis

23rd July, 2018

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Birthplace

Land of my birth what are you worth?

In pounds shillings and pence, have sense.

Foreigners choose to come here to live, why?

Is it a good place to die?

If you come looking for logic you came to the wrong place.

We are from another planet, outer space.

We are great at complaining, that’s a complaint.

Am I a foreigner, I ain’t.

Saint Patrick was a foreign saint.

Pubs used to be expensive, now you couldn’t give them away.

Are drink driving laws here to stay?

If young people ran things would everything be better or are they too busy boozing, or choosing?

Why doesn’t someone do something, who, me?

Wait and see.

If talking was a cure we’d all be well.

Make your own Heaven or Hell.

I’m stuck here anyway, I’m lazy.

Land of the crazy.

When someone says jump do you ask how high?

You are not I.

I did not choose my place of birth, I had no choice.

Land of James Joyce.

Why do Irish people emigrate?

Can’t they stand each other or at least tolerate?

The wind is so blowy I can’t write my poem, it turns over the page.

Yet I don’t feel rage.

Nothing’s ever perfect here.

I take solace in beer.

I drink therefore I am.

Do you want bread with your jam?

Shaw the Irish writer said a patriot is a person who thinks a country is the best in the world because he was born in it, funny but true.

I’ve met the type, have you?

They bore me to death, things are good because they’re good, not because of where they’re from.

There are good things about Ireland, don’t get me wrong.

Music, horses, pubs, talk, scenery to name a few or three.

Least of all me.

Can we agree?

I should have got a haircut today but that will have to wait ‘til Monday now.

Some say poets should have long hair anyhow.

En passant means in passing in French, so I speak.

When will I get through to you, the middle of next week?

Read between the lines, not all the time.

Talking too much is an Irish crime.

The Irish romanticise their history, don’t you?

I’ve got news for you, romance is not true.

Tich Ennis

7th July, 2018

Great Truths

You think you’re talking about others but you’re talking about yourself and your perception of the universe.

It could be worse.

Is the self a curse?

If I ask you will you tell me what to do?

Or only speak about you?

I for one believe in the Sun oh yes and the Moon.

Will enlightenment come soon?

Well yes, the Sun will rise another day.

That is all I have to say.

On this fantastic day.

Tich Ennis

7th July, 2018

Mall

The churches are deserted, the shopping malls are too.

Virtual reality has taken over, its caught on like the ‘flu.

A good machine is better than a bad person I heard someone say.

I prefer flesh and blood, reality every day.

Young people don’t talk to each other, they’re all on the phone, leaving each other alone.

They can’t write a letter, they can’t even talk.

With a few exceptions who learned more than how to walk.

The flight from reality and other people is all around and getting worse.

People are a blessing, not a curse.

End of verse.

Tich Ennis

19th June, 2018

Word

The written word, the spoken word, one is seen, the other heard.

In one ear and out the other go words in the air.

The written word shall last until the end of time, when true and fair.

Who shall speak the word written down, perhaps a funny circus clown.

Immortal word speak to me.

Sing a song of the free.

The best is yet to be.

A cup of tea.

Tich Ennis

19th June, 2018

Information

 

At what height does a pony become a horse? Fifteen hands.

This is known in many lands.

The nineteen forties was the time of big bands.

Straight laced, straight faced.

A fact is a lie and a half.

Don’t laugh.

Tich Ennis

30th April, 2018