Category Archives: War

Whisper

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

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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

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

One Day

If I said something totally one sided some of you would agree.

That’s not me.

You see.

Or rather, don’t.

Because you won’t.

It wouldn’t suit you.

So they shoot you.

The opposite point of view.

How like you.

I am on both sides and all sides at once.

Call me a dunce.

Maybe no side at all.

Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall.

One day I may make it clear.

When I have your ear.

What you already know.

I told you so.

Should I spell it out?

Say get the Hell out?

You’re good at that, damn good I say.

I’ll try another way.

One day you may have enough of acting tough.

Run out of lies and alibis.

When that day comes I’m here.

Join me in a beer.

Good cheer!

Tich Ennis

2nd December, 2017