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Why waste your time?

Is wasting time a crime?

Keep your brain in order.

Solve the Irish border.

There are many problems waiting to be solved.


Someday, maybe, perhaps.

A memory lapse.

What did I say?

Someday you may.

Another day.

Tich Ennis

4th November, 2018


Heartfelt Plea

This is my heartfelt plea.

What do you want from me?

Good humour, jokes, pigs in pokes.

I offer all these, may I mention fleas?

Big fleas have little fleas on their backs to bite ‘em, and so on, ad infinitum.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way what else have I to say?

I dislike horror camps and torture chambers, some are born to lie in mangers.

I like meeting strangers.

A stranger may become a friend, some drive you round the bend.

Does my serious side make you consider suicide?

Its not all doom and gloom, its fairly cold in this room.

What price fun and laughter, may I say happy ever after?

Okay, a cliché, if only I knew what to do.

To please you.

More of the same from whence I came.

Its early days yet, I want a winning bet.

I’ll get there yet.

You bet.

I am a rambling rover.

This poem’s over.

Tich Ennis

1st November, 2018


Poems don’t need to rhyme but they can all the same, sometime.

Once upon a time they used to scan.

Mine do, I’m your man.

Any old thing is not poetry, at least not to me.

I am a poet, you see.

I believe words mean what they say, if you don’t believe that, go away.

Since when has image meant more than reality, that does not make sense to me.

I enjoy a good cup of tea.

Give me a wild flower, take away the weed.

Is it for this I learned to read?

Tich Ennis

23rd October, 2018

Edge Of Life

I’m on the edge of life but not quite in.

Should I start before I begin?

What is my original sin?

The unexamined life is not worth living, should I start forgiving?

Why do people have to die, who, even I?

Will I come back as a housefly?

Don’t swat me, that would never do.

I could be you.

Explain everything to me, carefully.

Failing that I’ll wait and see.

Tich Ennis

20th October, 2018

Testing The Limits

I test the limits of your patience, your toleration.

Meanwhile I live in stagnation.

When young I tested drink and girls and rarely stopped to think.

I lived at the brink.

I rarely drove but sometimes drove people mad.

I miss my mum and dad.

Is God testing my endurance?

I have no life insurance.

Even our house is not insured.

Have I lived or just endured?

The limit of my life has not arrived.

So far I have survived.

Why do I speak so much of I?

I suppose I’ll stop when I die.

Time is my enemy and my friend.

The end.

Tich Ennis

19th October, 2018


Ought we judge from the perspective of our time or all time or at all?

What is your judgement on that question, a large question or, as you might say, small.

Is it better to have no judgement even whether your coffee is hot?

You may say that’s different, I do not.

A meal or a movie, can they be good or bad?

Is there a difference between sane and mad?

Or love and hate, but wait.

Do you believe in effect, do you believe in cause?

Do you believe in the law of gravity or in any laws?

That’s different, again you say.

So you make your judgement, good day.

Judgement exists in principle or not.

I thought I’d say that, I nearly forgot.

Who says nothing is good or bad, wake up from your sleep, give me a rest.

What is the purpose of a test?

To find what works best.

With judgement a bird builds a nest.

Tich Ennis

17th October, 2018

Intelligent Stuff

When I write intelligent stuff, stuff that makes people think, no one likes it, they blink.

Do a person’s thinking for them and they love you, make them think and they hate you said some American guy.

He took the words out of my mouth, I have a brain, this person, I.

Oh well couch potato if that is what you are.

Some day you may get your TV from a star.

Meet me in the bar.

Tich Ennis

17th October, 2018