Category Archives: War

Complaints Department

To whom do I complain?

You give me a pain.

It might rain.

If I complain about the weather you say pull yourself together.

What about my missing sock?

My broken alarm clock?

You need a seismic shock.

I am not a pair of curtains, that’s for certain.

Do the caring professions care?

About their wallets and fresh air.

Do you favour free speech?

Is compassion beyond your reach?

Adam thought Eve was a peach.

Children are charming when they’re young.

Some are brats, I bite my tongue.

Is complaining any use?

Do not kill the golden goose.

I live in coffee bars, under the stars.

The God of war is called Mars.

Mars is a planet, so is Earth.

I end my poem for what its worth.

Tich Ennis

31st October, 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

Moving Target

The Devil is a moving target, he moves me to tears.

To think that he turned out like that after all these years.

Will he ever reform, say, well that is that?

There’s hope for all of us, even a black cat.

Speaking for myself I moan, I wail, I weep.

What have I to look forward to?

At last a good night’s sleep.

Tich Ennis

8th May, 2018

News Torture

The news is like Chinese water torture, drip drip of lies murder and slaughter.

Tears from a daughter.

War of words of misery.

I’ll have a cup of tea.

Tich Ennis

26th March, 2018

Still Voice

A still small voice said that is right the stronger voice said good night.

The still voice said do not shout the strong voice said I know what its all about.

The still voice said you use the word I if you do that we will die.

The strong voice said shut up you fool I was the bully at my school.

The still voice said you murder me the strong voice said I do it in the name of free.

The still voice said you fly a false flag a flag is after all a rag.

The strong voice said how dare you insult what is great I condemn you to your fate.

The still voice said you know you’re wrong the strong voice said get back in your box where you belong.

The strong voice said I rule the roost shut up still voice your goose is cooked.

The still voice said when will peace be the strong voice said I believe in me.

That’s the trouble don’t you see said the still voice silently.

Tich Ennis

13th January, 2018


Blow up the world and win the war, is that what war is for?

Or kill people to change their point of view, would that work on you?

Angry voices blow hot and cold, I am old.

I’ve heard it all before, I don’t want more.

Who am I to say killers go away?

Enjoy a sunny day.

Why have you forgotten how to smile?

Your efforts are not worthwhile.

No one likes the world you create or people filled with hate.

If we don’t love you we are wrong.

Why can’t we get along?

Live and let live is my song.

Your philosophy stinks.

I say what everybody thinks.

Including you.

Me too.

Tich Ennis

20th December, 2017

Fake News

Pope to canonise Paisley to make the unionists happy.

Bob Dylan said Abba are sappy.

Jerry Lee Lewis said I’m better than Elvis and I’m not dead.

Donald Trump says that’s not what I said.

Teresa May, the Virgin on the Rocks, says what she really thinks.

Arlene Foster stinks.

Tich Ennis

5th December, 2017