Three AM

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Re: Three AM

Postby MagsJ » Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:17 pm

derleydoo wrote:One can quite easily picture a classroom, one hundred years hence, where there is resounding laughter amongst the pupils when discussing Our current state of planetary affairs. You are familiar with the expression - 'one day we'll laugh about this'.

I don’t remember any laughter in history class, when learning about wars and civil unrest.. apart from stating what a waste of many lives all that fighting, is.

Perhaps such laughter over such things, is all that is wrong with the world.

I won't contest the rest of your post, it would be a waste of my time, as you have already stated, You are sure. :lol:

An extreme scenario of what many themselves do, but yet demonise others for simply breathing..I hope I made my point.
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I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:35 pm

MagsJ wrote:I hope I made my point.


No, not as far as I am concerned. You 'came in' throwing insults about - casting aspersions - making all manner of accusations - actually, they weren't accusations - they were statements - things you were 'sure' of!

I asked you for clarification. How did I offend?

You offered no explanations - just more rudeness and insults.

Only you know why.
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Re: Three AM

Postby MagsJ » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:29 am

derleydoo wrote:I asked you for clarification. How did I offend?

You offered no explanations -

I did.

You have chosen to not acknowledge it..
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:41 am

MagsJ wrote:
derleydoo wrote:I asked you for clarification. How did I offend?

You offered no explanations -

I did.

You have chosen to not acknowledge it..


You must forgive me, MagsJ. Sometimes, I am very very stupid; other times, I am extremely ignorant. Would it be too much to ask you to repeat your explanation. I promise to acknowledge - and, if necessary, correct my folly.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Three AM

Postby MagsJ » Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:13 am

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Such a funny guy.. not.

I stated my position in my first post.. which you already responded to, with more derision.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:31 am

Thank you for your response, Miss Understanding. :)

MagsJ wrote:_
Such a funny guy.. not.

I stated my position in my first post.. which you already responded to, with more derision.


Oh well, I tried. And having been admonished, why on earth would I attempt humour?

MagsJ wrote:_
I don’t find the current state of planetary affairs a laughing matter..
..faux news or otherwise.

What's for dinner? :-k


MagsJ, it's not wise for you to post when you are tired...

Fatigue makes you grumpy - it impairs your vision.
Where there is protest you only see derision.
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Re: Three AM

Postby MagsJ » Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:34 am

derleydoo wrote:What's for dinner? :-k


MagsJ, it's not wise for you to post when you are tired...

Fatigue makes you grumpy - it impairs your vision.
Where there is protest you only see derision.

No! it’s the world and all the sub-par players in it that creates unnecessary conflicts, but not of interest.

Fatigue actually makes people passive, not aggressive, or even passive-aggressive.. but nice try trying to play the ole straw-man card, in your attempt to clutch at straws.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:42 am

MagsJ wrote:
derleydoo wrote:What's for dinner? :-k


MagsJ, it's not wise for you to post when you are tired...

Fatigue makes you grumpy - it impairs your vision.
Where there is protest you only see derision.

No! it’s the world and all the sub-par players in it that creates unnecessary conflicts, but not of interest.

Fatigue actually makes people passive, not aggressive, or even passive-aggressive.. but nice try trying to play the ole straw-man card, in your attempt to clutch at straws.


MagsJ, I am not clutching at straws. There was never an attempt to create a straw man. Laughing at death and destruction is not in my nature - for you to suggest otherwise is just plain wrong. You have misconstrued my words.

If someone says something that upsets you, it is as well to question their motives, rather than start casting insults immediately.

"What did you mean when you said?"
"That laughing emoji, do you honestly find that kind of thing funny?"

That kind of thing. It tends to help avoid conflict. Conflict has a habit of leading to death and destruction..... and hunger..... and hunger occasionally leads to starvation, which very often leads to death. No laughing matter.
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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:56 am

https://youtu.be/w0v_pu6miJ8

I sent an email containing the above video ('The River Dance') to my nine years old grandson. I thought he would appreciate the beauty. I have just seen his response!

"lol, i don't really think it's me!

Next time I come round don't expect me to do that dance!"

He included one or two laughing emojis. It made laugh, and, for a fleeting moment the woes of the world were no more.

Should anyone feel the need for an hour's respite, may I suggest you feast your eyes and ears on the following: From 1995

https://youtu.be/R9KkbU4yStM
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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:46 am

Thank you for posting this. https://youtu.be/w0v_pu6miJ8 It awakened something inside.

In all fairness, I didn't post it for your benefit.

Oh. You're weird.

You're not going to get an argument from me, fella. You sleep well.

I will. Goodnight.

Words. Mere words.

I beg your pardon?

Words. They cause so much trouble.

As much as Cannons and tanks and guns and bombs and explosives and...

...They follow words.
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Re: Morony

Postby derleydoo » Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:00 am

Come in, come in. Please, sit down. I would like you to take a look at this... did you write this?

I did indeed.

Well I have to tell you, you're a moron.

I'm not a moron, you're a moron.

And why am I a moron?

Tell me, did you write this?

Yes, I wrote that.

Well then, you're a moron. Excuse me, where are you going?

I can't listen to you any longer. I'm going to pay a visit to the local library, they allow you to use the internet. I am going to pay a visit to a philosophy forum... Phil-os-o-phy. It's the love of wisdom, moron. You wouldn't understand.

Ner ner ner ner ner.

Moron.

You wanna try reading a book while you're there, you Imbecile.

You're insane.

Moron. Make sure you wear a mask.

Do you think I'm stupid, moron.
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More on Morony.

Postby derleydoo » Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:48 am

Later that same day. Messing around in the kitchen with my wife, I referred to her - in a light-hearted fashion - I don't recall the start of the statement, but it concluded with me calling my wife a moron. I have called my wife many names throughout our 42 years of marriage - not once have I ever described her as a moron.
The following day - again, light-heartedly - I used the word again. It just came out, there was no conscious decision to use the word.
Although we were laughing, I felt compelled to try and explain the sequence of events. Judge not, etc,

Unsuccessfully, of course.

No matter. Enjoy the Christmas Spirit.

And please accept my apologies! Lesson learned! You do and say just as you please! I've no idea what I was thinking! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Happy Christmas and a big thank you to all contributors at ILP.
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Re: Three AM

Postby MagsJ » Sat Dec 25, 2021 4:39 pm

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Merry Christmas Derley, to you and and yours.. O:)

:occasion-partyblower: :occasion-santa: :occasion-snowman: :occasion-xmas:
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:33 pm

MagsJ wrote:_
Merry Christmas Derley, to you and and yours.. O:)

:occasion-partyblower: :occasion-santa: :occasion-snowman: :occasion-xmas:


Thank you! :)




Merry Christmas Mags, to you and and yours.. O:)

:occasion-partyblower: :occasion-santa: :occasion-snowman: :occasion-xmas:

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United Kingdom 2022

Postby derleydoo » Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:37 am

Decisions, decisions! What would you advise?

Heat or Eat?
Hypothermia or malnourishment/starvation?

Best to let Mister Johnson decide.

"He gets all the big decisions right."

Mister Johnson?

I'm not available for comment at the moment. Actually, I didn't say, I'm not available for comment at the moment. I'm not here. And if I had've been here, I would not have said, I'm not available for comment at the moment. I am somewhere else at the moment. And until someone tells me otherwise, I will not be here. It would be wrong of me to comment about where I am or where I may have been. I can thoroughly recommend Peppa Pig World. Forgive me. Forgive me. Forgive me. I'll be with you in a moment. Obviously, not here. Look there, a flying pig.
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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:37 am

Those under the age of 50 will not recall John Major. Heard him recently - he was bemoaning the standard of Boris Johnson's premiership... his untruthful ways in particular. Found the attached, it was typed out on my old amstrad. Thought I would title it - retrospectively: More whine Edwina.
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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:50 pm

For whom it may concern.

The donkey told the tiger, "The grass is blue."
The tiger replied, "No, the grass is green ."
The discussion became heated, and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion.
As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started screaming: ′′Your Highness, isn't it true that the grass is blue?"
The lion replied: "If you believe it is true, the grass is blue."
The donkey rushed forward and continued: ′′The tiger disagrees with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him."
The king then declared: ′′The tiger will be punished with 3 days of silence."
The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and repeating ′′The grass is blue, the grass is blue..."
The tiger asked the lion, "Your Majesty, why have you punished me, after all, the grass is green?"
The lion replied, ′′You've known and seen the grass is green."
The tiger asked, ′′So why do you punish me?"
The lion replied, "That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is degrading for a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with an ass, and on top of that, you came and bothered me with that question just to validate something you already knew was true!"
The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn't care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability to understand. Others who are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t.
When IGNORANCE SCREAMS, intelligence moves on.

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Re: Three AM

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:10 am

derleydoo wrote:For whom it may concern.

The donkey told the tiger, "The grass is blue."
The tiger replied, "No, the grass is green ."
The discussion became heated, and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion.
As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started screaming: ′′Your Highness, isn't it true that the grass is blue?"
The lion replied: "If you believe it is true, the grass is blue."
The donkey rushed forward and continued: ′′The tiger disagrees with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him."
The king then declared: ′′The tiger will be punished with 3 days of silence."
The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and repeating ′′The grass is blue, the grass is blue..."
The tiger asked the lion, "Your Majesty, why have you punished me, after all, the grass is green?"
The lion replied, ′′You've known and seen the grass is green."
The tiger asked, ′′So why do you punish me?"
The lion replied, "That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is degrading for a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with an ass, and on top of that, you came and bothered me with that question just to validate something you already knew was true!"
The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn't care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability to understand. Others who are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t.
When IGNORANCE SCREAMS, intelligence moves on.

:)


K: I hear and understand, oh great one...
to the best of my abilities, I will attempt to obey this..

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Now if only I could get the other "members of the collection of truth"
to put me on ignore, life would be good..

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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:27 pm

Peter Kropotkin wrote:
For whom it may concern.

The donkey told the tiger, "The grass is blue."
The tiger replied, "No, the grass is green ."
The discussion became heated, and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion.
As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started screaming: ′′Your Highness, isn't it true that the grass is blue?"
The lion replied: "If you believe it is true, the grass is blue."
The donkey rushed forward and continued: ′′The tiger disagrees with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him."
The king then declared: ′′The tiger will be punished with 3 days of silence."
The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and repeating ′′The grass is blue, the grass is blue..."
The tiger asked the lion, "Your Majesty, why have you punished me, after all, the grass is green?"
The lion replied, ′′You've known and seen the grass is green."
The tiger asked, ′′So why do you punish me?"
The lion replied, "That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is degrading for a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with an ass, and on top of that, you came and bothered me with that question just to validate something you already knew was true!"
The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn't care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability to understand. Others who are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t.
When IGNORANCE SCREAMS, intelligence moves on.

Kropotkin

:)

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Re: Three AM

Postby Sculptor » Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:14 pm

derleydoo wrote:Those under the age of 50 will not recall John Major. Heard him recently - he was bemoaning the standard of Boris Johnson's premiership... his untruthful ways in particular. Found the attached, it was typed out on my old amstrad. Thought I would title it - retrospectively: More whine Edwina.


Major the only other PM I know that prorogued Parliament.
You might think - pot calling kettle black and Major was a dick but Johnson it bigger and more flaccid.

Johnson is the Jabba of flaccidity.

Maybe there is a poem around that construction to be done?
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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:44 pm

Sculptor wrote:Major the only other PM I know that prorogued Parliament.
You might think - pot calling kettle black and Major was a dick but Johnson it bigger and more flaccid.

Johnson is the Jabba of flaccidity.

Maybe there is a poem around that construction to be done?


Thanks for your input, Sculptor. No poem, however I did unearth the following from 1993. It may be wasted on this forum's predominantly youthful American audience. I am sure you will recall one or two of the names!

I used to write to a chap who was in prison. I tried to entertain.

I believe I may have been trying to capture Mister Major's assertive nature. Also, back in the day, there was a degree of sycophancy amongst parliamentarians! Thankfully, that has all gone. If memory serves, Major sacked Lamont in order to save his own skin. Thankfully, that no longer happens.

The fourth page* (should anyone get that far) one could easily swap Stalin for Putin. Also, back in the day, the Tory Party had something less than a caring nature. Thankfully...

Here goes. Please overlook the poor quality. Only allowed 3 attachments. *Bit messy - page four to follow. GW!

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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:47 pm

Continued. Three pages in previous post.

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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:46 pm

My favourite anti-capitalism story.

First heard it in 1986. Served as something of an eye-opener for this political ignoramus. It was part of a programme first aired on Channel 4 in the UK. I would imagine it is because of informative programmes such as the attached that the government are now seeking to "sell off" Channel 4. Or it may well be because the Channel recently embarrassed Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries. One or two politicians have big egos and can occasionally behave in a vindictive fashion! :)

"I’m going to start with a story which was told by the American cartoonist Al Capp. The story’s about a creature called the Shmoo. The Shmoo was 10 inches high, something like a pair in shape, and a beautiful creamy white in color. It had no arms, tiny feet, and big whiskers under its nose. The Shmoo had only one desire: to serve the needs of human beings. And it was well equipped to do so. It’s skin could be made into any kind of fabric. Its flesh was edible. Its dead body could go brick hard, and be used for building, and its whiskers — well its whiskers — had more uses than you can imagine. If you looked at a Shmoo with real hunger in your eye, it dropped dead in rapture because you wanted it, after first cooking itself into your favorite flavor. Well, since they multiplied rapidly, there were plenty of schmoos for everybody, and they even looked good in the environment. Almost everyone approved of the schmoos. But some people weren’t keen on them. The rich capitalists hated the Shmoos. Since Shmoos provided everything people needed, nobody had to work for capitalists anymore because nobody had to make the wages to buy the things capitalists sold. And so as the Shmoos spread across the face of America, the capitalists began to lose their position and their power. And this made them take drastic action. They got the government to tell the people that the Shmoo was un-American. The Shmoo was causing chaos, undermining the social order, people weren’t turning up for work, and they weren’t going to the department stores to buy anything. Well, the government propaganda, convinced the people, and the President ordered the FBI to gather the Shmoos and gunned them down. Then things went back to normal. But a country lad called Li’l Abner managed to save one female and one male Shmoo. He carried them off to a distant valley where he hoped they’d be safe. “Folks ain’t yet ready for the Shmoo,” Li’l Abner said. But Li’l Abner was wrong. Folks were ready for the Shmoo. It was only the capitalists that weren’t. The capitalists didn’t like the Shmoo because it gave people independence. And when people don’t depend on them for work and for goods, capitalists lose their privileged place".

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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:30 pm

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Recently diagnosed with neurovascular disease. Time to offload some baggage! :)

Internal Struggle

In mitigation?
I have something on my mind.
I was told I should forget it
But you’ll understand I find…
It hard on occasions
Find it oh so very hard
Wonder where I’ll find the strength
To go that final yard
When I can say that I’ve forgotten
Say the pressure is no more
Sing Glory Hallelujah when I step outside the door.

Could you offer me some guidance?
Perhaps tell me what to do.
I’m in something of a quandary, I’m in something of a stew.

No naming – no shaming
But at some point he’ll agree
Speaking for my adversary,
He, who said to me –
Forget it!
What he didn’t realise – what he couldn’t see…
The fire he ignited
When he sometime said to me.

Jump through that hoop – hop upon this perch and wait
Run here, there, and everywhere –
Forget the dinner date.
Climb through this wringer, I’ve a mangle waiting next.
It’s a game, my little friend – is that your spirit getting vexed?
Be calm – be soothed
Please be gentle in your speech
That, I have to tell you, is way beyond my reach.
But I’ll try, and I’ll smile
And I’ll shrug my tears away
Before I rest my case, I’ll have one last thing to say!

To my dear friend, Tedder Ten
I have a question -
Or a statement.
Let’s as it comes to mind.
Whichever way it comes it doesn’t matter any more
The objective, here, today…
Is to forget.

So far, so very very good,
Not much mention of the past
Hardly a word about a fire, nor how long it has to last.
So far, God-willing, your secret’s safe with me
As it finished thirteen years ago you wouldn’t disagree
It’s all but been forgotten, by everyone but me
And, of course, of course, my advocate
The man who speaks for me.

In a recent courtroom drama, whilst I was standing trial
My advocate surprised me when he conjured up a file.
He removed a certain document and held it plain to see!
He showed it to the jury – then, showed it to me.

He said: “Tell me, lazy boy, is this your writing?
Was this letter written twenty years ago?
Would you care to tell us what it was that didn’t suit you?
It would help with your defence if you would kindly let us know."

Sir, I wrote the letter, though it’s nineteen years have passed
Every single one of them much tougher than the last.
But one tries not to complain
Do my best – forget the strain.
But on occasions such as this
When I feel someone is taking the piss
I have a mind to take the piss some more.

Whereupon, my advocate, stepped up before the judge.
Said, forgive the boy's exuberance, please let us bear no grudge.
The judge, though, hushed my advocate.
He suggested I should speak
So I spoke for seven days -
In legal terms, a week.

“One minute more,” the Judge decreed
Upon the seventh day.
“I think we have the picture,
So if you’ve nothing more to say.”

Sir, I said, my face quite red
Embarrassed to the core,
I would like to share a theory
Concerning holy war.

“If I may Your Honour,” my advocate stepped in.
“I must address the jury before my client would begin.”
“Must!?” the judge responded with a most disdainful tone.
“There is only one voice utters such, and that is mine alone.”
The judge then turned, addressing me,
Said, “let us hear some more.
You say you have a theory, concerning holy war?”

Sir, it’s just a theory,
And, yes, I’d like to share.
To keep it to myself,
I feel, is terribly unfair.

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Re: Three AM

Postby derleydoo » Wed May 11, 2022 1:22 am

I misread! It's cerebrovascular disease - not, neurovascular disease. Quite funny, when you think about it! #-o :lol:

I have a 'sleep-deprived EEG' planned for later this month.

I realise, of course, that you are all desperately worried for me (it goes without saying). 8-[ I would urge you not to be. You should be strong, and continue to go about your normal daily activities. Whenever you find yourself thinking of me, and my situation, you should try and push such negative thoughts to the back of your mind.

For the immediate future (now) it may be prudent to carry a packet of tissues about your person.

Above all, I would encourage you - please, try and be brave.

If you can't be brave, be philosophical. :-k

On three:
The sun'll come out tomorrow,
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there'll be sun
Just thinking about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow till there's none
When I'm stuck with a day that's gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say... oh!
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