Category Archives: Simplicity


Beware of men with long hair and also of the bald.

In fact beware of everyone no matter what they’re called.

You may think this is extreme well maybe yes, so what?

Remember every innocent man has not yet been caught.

Retire into a far off cave and brick yourself in.

Everyone except you does nothing except sin.

If this is how you feel, alright, I’ll miss you though, goodnight.

Isn’t it amazing everyone else is always wrong and you are always right?

Tich Ennis

3rd December, 2018

Faithful Follower

You are not my only one, not you.

There are others too.

There are billions under the Sun.

Not all follow me, not everyone.

No, some few.

Including you.

Slowly they build up, slowly I gain.

Is life a pain?

It is and it isn’t, don’t you know.

When I reach the last line then I’ll go.

We have reached December, remember.

I saw Santa yesterday with a kid on his knee.

He looked innocent, that child to me.

Just one thing, should Santa wear glasses, I don’t think so.

Faithful Follower, do you know?

Tich Ennis

3rd December, 2018

Another Sunday

It comes around again. Will I go out for coffee? What then?

I have read part of the paper and listened to the news, and views.

I don’t know if I’m any wiser, if I had a wife I might surprise her.

The day is not over, there will be more paper and more radio.

When the world ends will I be the first to know?

If I’m going out for coffee I better go.

I read about a guy who’s started singing at the age of 61, that gave me pause for thought.

I made a CD, not many bought.

I am 77, starting on a career.

You might hear of me next year.

Okay coffee, here I come.

I think, ergo sum.

Tich Ennis

2nd December, 2018


I have nothing to do so I speak to you.

What else should I do?

If I did everything for you you would be at a loose end.

So, make do and mend.

I am not your slave nor are you mine.

If we understand that everything is fine.

I twiddle my thumbs occasionally and watch the world go by.

We share certain characteristics, you and I.

Why are you obsessed with the new?

I am old, you will be too.

This poem is new.

Will it do?

Tich Ennis

1st December, 2018

Buying Books

I buy books, then don’t read them.

Do I need them?

I more or less know what they’re going to say, I agree with them anyway.

If everybody else would take on board what I ignored, then what?

It would be a different world, thanks a lot.

That book I bought the other day, will I give it away unread?

The person I give it to can tell me what she said.

Hannah Arendt is dead.

Read history to stop it happening again.

You’re in trouble then.

But when?

Tich Ennis

1st December, 2018

The Nice Guys

I and my brother are to form a pop group called The Nice Guys, isn’t that a good name?

It’s a fantastic name said James, all the same.

Now all we need is an act.

That’s a fact.

If I mumble and stutter will people think I’m a nutter?

They could be right, who knows, show business shows.

Or we could open and shut our mouths saying nothing at all, why not?

We’ll give it everything we’ve got.

Here come The Nice Guys, stand back, don’t faint.

Is it the end of the world, it ain’t.

Tich Ennis

30th November, 2018


I have nothing to say today but I say it anyway.

How did my day go, I got some things done.

Still more to do, when will there be none?

I got some cigarettes on tick, that’s the trick.

And milk too for me and you know who.

I may ring someone about a problem, I rang before.

He’s busy, encore, encore.

By the way why are some poets so bloody one track minded, full of doom and gloom?

A rainbow has many colours, decorate your room.

Tich Ennis

29th November, 2018


I thought I might say something, but no.

Maybe I will, and then go.

I don’t know.

Just for the sake of something to do, I speak to you.

Me too.

Something is better than nothing Shakespeare said.

Or someone else who’s dead.

That’s what I think he said.

For what its worth, I spoke.

No joke.

Okay, pig in a poke.

I’ll smoke.

Tich Ennis

28th November, 2018