My mother used to call naughty children ,little Turks And now I know Boris Johnson I see why, though he is not little
She said she was in the Doldrums but never revealed the address Any guidance
She said she wished she was dead many times Did she want me to kill her or was she tormenting me or both
[ please write on both sides of the paper at once]
She never said she loved me but three babies in three years was tough.I could not suck her milk easily so I was at risk and she never felt able to forgive me. I was s thin the students thought I was younger than them.I wore children’s blouses at 25 and got half fare on the bus [ not deliberately] At last I have put weight on and they tell me I am at risk again. It’s my thyroid gland. I thought my doctor was strangling me when he stood behind me and put his hands round my throat after checking my lungs I assumed he was feeling the gland.Don’t you think he should have told me? Though killing me in the Surgery was not really an option.He is a very quiet man.
Before the referendum Before I rang 999 When I didn’t know how near the end you were
Before Nigel Farage Jo Cox The lies of Michael Gove Before Boris Johnson’s genes left Turkey
Before Leonard Cohen sang,save the last waltz for me Before I heard Suzanne Before you haemmoraged the bathroom into wine Before you consecrated the bread Before you were dead
Before by a journalist we were led Before children said,fuck everything Before Cohen died Dylan got the Nobel Prize
Before aspirations were merely for another shag and a new denim hat Before marriage was for licking each others’ groins What poems fell dead And the snow fled Before the hatred of slow reading came and glued itself to our minds Then we had the hottest September In December And the ice cap floated down the globe Observed by toads
When you were still alive And the lawn was unmowed
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being an optimist is keeping one’s head pointed towards the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many moments when my faith in humanity was surely tested, but I would not and could not […]
Doctor,I think I have got dire beasties. I’m not a vet. Is laughter infectious? Yes, self isolate immediately Can you take a joke? It depends where I am going You can’t take it with you. I’ll have to send it on my horse.
Have you made a will? Yes, he’s 46 this year I don’t know how you got a degree. I bought one like everybody else
You are a very special person Thank you. You are the least intelligent person I know And how many do you know? One. Is that a tautology? Don’t ask me,i’m stupider than thou. Who is Thou? No, how art thou. Why bring Art into it? Is it bad? What,art? Plato thought so But he’s dead
I am happy to be in the one third of Britains who are not depressed by Lockdown.I’m depressed by politics and the men who seem to be unsuitable as leaders Are we afraid of the unknown, afraid we can’t have foreign holidays or jusr fed up with summer being spoiled? Afraid of Trump winning.. that would depress God. I think working people have the right to be afraid, especially people on low wages already Who would have thought that we voted democratically ‘ahahahaha to leave the EU with a little help from Russia yet we are distressed we can’t holiday in Spain or Greece Why don’t people join up the dots? We can never have it all….. make your own fun and joy Can you see? Can you hear? Can you walk? Have you got a family who care and some friends? Do you own a car? Why not take up new interests.Lots of YouTube videos are lessons in Art,sewing, philosophy etc And if you have a good job please help charities like the Samaritans who need money if 2/3 of us are depressed
This requires that we honestly examine our attachments. What are yours? Money, power, pleasure, prestige? Dig deeper: Just maybe, they are your opinions. The Buddha himself named this attachment and its terrible effects more than 2,400 years ago in the Aṭṭhakavagga Sutta, when he is believed to have said, “Those attached to perception and views roam the world offending people.” More recently, the Vietnamese Buddhist sage Thích Nhất Hạnh wrote in his book Being Peace, “Humankind suffers very much from attachment to views.”
As the election season heats up, many Americans are attached to their opinions—especially their political ones—as if they were their life’s savings; they obsess over their beliefs like lonely misers, and lash out angrily when they are threatened. This is the source of much suffering, for the politically obsessed and everyone else.
Deja mew…. the cat’s upset already Deja new…. a logical impossibility Deja you….I met you before Deja true… an axiom Deja due……..your payment is late Deja slew… he was dead before I shot him, sir. Deja new…second hand Deja blue….. inborn sadness Deja vile….original sin Deja bile————-I had indigestion earlier Deja smile……I won’t laugh again Deja flew……I love you no more/I have gone Deja dew—————-will it drop off? Deja who…..I know you but not your name Deja new………old Deja phew….. that was hard