Category Archives: Masters of Confusion

Usually

There’s usually more to things than meets the eye.

You may find that out before you die.

If not then.

Or when?

Remember the four year old boy drowned on a beach in Greece?

In designer clothes, poor, give my head peace.

The news is in the business of sensation, disneyfied, to shock the nation.

It happens here in Ireland too, don’t rush to judgement, would you like someone to do that to you?

A dead drug addict on the street outside the Dail, is that the whole story, not at all.

More or less believe nothing that you hear or see, its not that simple, read history.

The news is not news but views.

That sells papers, shock, outrage.

Turn the page.

Calm down, its not that bad.

The world is mad.

As presented to you, on radio and TV too.

The internet is the latest place for lies.

Does it fool the wise?

I said usually not inevitably always, trust your judgement, not some journalist.

In some cases speed is required, don’t ask me everything, I’m tired.

Like crossing the street or when your house goes on fire.

Once more I say may your judgement be good.

Don’t mistake trees for the wood.

Tich Ennis

5th December, 2017

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Straw Man

They clutch at straws because they are ignored.

When war comes you won’t be bored.

God preserve us from people who say they know it all.

I suppose I might as well be talking to the wall.

The great white hope or black may be a dope.

Leaving you hanging on a rope.

Who, just who, are the people who kill each other?

They kill father mother sister brother.

Anger is not the answer.

Don’t choose a chancer.

Who wants cancer?

They may be right for the wrong reason.

Is love out of season?

Tich Ennis

27th November, 2017

Clown

I wonder should I say hello or should I say goodbye?

I wonder should I laugh or should I cry?

I wonder should I live or should I die?

As long as I keep wondering at least I am not dead.

When young my mother called me to get out of bed.

Sleepwalk or talk?

Do I talk in my sleep? How would I know?

I could ask a girl I used to know.

Some guy said I made sense when I was drunk, I should write it down.

Would I listen to a clown?

Tich Ennis

27th November, 2017

Rude Words

Rude words are concerned with bodily functions and parts and God’s name, the things we’re not to meant to say, why not?

It’s more or less all we’ve got.

Under your clothes you are completely naked, nude.

Is that rude?

Rude means common, what’s wrong with that, so is air.

Thank God it’s not rare.

Its there.

So we live and also why.

Maybe you’ll get sense before you die.

Tich Ennis

27th November, 2017

Cyber Warfare

Does cyber warfare work both ways, do we do it too?

I ask you.

Can you believe a word you hear, is Putin whispering in your ear or maybe Donald Trump?

Thanks for the tea, one lump.

Who are the good guys, who the bad, the question drives me mad.

There are no good guys said a soldier in some one or other war.

We pretend we are, that’s what lies are for.

So now you troll, so now you hate, hoping to destabilise each other’s state.

More fool you if you believe the people who deceive.

Take it with a grain of salt, what was Disney’s first name, Walt.

Its never anybody’s fault.

Not mine or ours, or so they say.

They want it all to be their way.

Well, okay, happy ending.

Bridges need mending.

Tich Ennis

26th November, 2017

Clean Air

Current thinking is that times will change.

Opinions are not facts, a vet cures mange.

The mood of the times may be responsible for many crimes.

Does it matter if you change your mind, no doubt you do it all the time.

Assuming you have a mind of course, can you pick a winning horse?

I know you say there is no right or wrong, do Abba sing or scream a song?

So you say what suits you until someone shoots you.

With your dying breath you say all things must pass.

“May I be buried under imitation grass”.

So when they shot you they were neither right nor wrong nor good nor bad.

Believe what you like even if its mad.

Alright, you’re dead, you’re neither here nor there.

What else is new? Poison in the air.

Should I come out and say it straight?

You deserve your fate.

Tich Ennis

15th November, 2017

Screaming Headlines

Oh God is it the end of the world right now?

I’m not ready anyhow.

You mean like that’s it?

Time to quit?

I have things to do, I don’t know about you.

If I believed what you say I’d call it a day.

Heck, its not that bad.

One of us is mad.

Is it your job to make us worry?

Be in a hurry?

Pull the other one, its got bells on it.

I’m not ready to quit.

That’s it.

Tich Ennis

11th November, 2017