Posted by: Gregoryno6 | December 25, 2009

For those who came in late…

Relax. I just arrived here myself.

And now, with apologies to Miss Dusty Springfield…


There’s a recipe for biscuits
There’s a shirt I’d like to find
Einstein was rather clever
Were those three mice really blind?
Little nuisances and niggles
That accumulate each day
Never had a proper girlfriend
Mother’s scared I might be gay
Like a deck that’s lost its aces
Suppositions will unwind
Contradictions and compulsions
Have been specially designed
To impede the flow of logic
Down the backstreets of my mind

If I think therefore I am
But if I am why can’t I think
I’m a captive in a nightmare
Where spaghetti sings like ink
Where the penguins of Calcutta
Wed the kings of Camelot
All the signs ask Am I here yet?
But the map’s a Rorschach blot
It’s a marathon for legless men
A joke beyond unkind
Misperceptions and delusions
Have been cunningly combined
They provide the perfect entree
To the roadkill of my mind

Something’s missing in this puzzle
Find the last piece I can not
All my useless cogitations
Are just running on the spot
Was a time I faced the questions
With the answers in my hand
Then the bastards sprouted wings
And left me chin deep in the sand
In a labyrinth of mirrors
You’ll agree that hope has fled
When the looking glasses mock you
With the back of your own head
Trust the cosmic sense of humour
To abuse me for its joy
God’s a misbehaving brat
And I’m his favourite broken toy

It’s a prison in the shadow
Of a star that’s misaligned
As I struggle with a purpose
That’s remote and ill-defined
Fine print missed but contract signed
It’s a paradoxic bind
At the dead end of my mind



  1. I think this is lovely! Happy New Year and I’m looking forward to watching your blog evolve. =)

    • I’ve got a whole theme park full of red delights for you…

  2. Love it…I love your creative expression. I look forward to checking in.

  3. Thanks so much Lexie. Now that you’ve broken the ice, I hope to see many more comments from RB folk. (Yes, you lot, that WAS a hint. You were never so bloody shy before this. What’s come over you?)

    This is going to be a special blog. Where else could you find the Wardells rubbing shoulders with The Worst of Perth? And won’t it be fun when someone aims for the first but opens the link to the second?

    I hope the new arrival is sleeping well and not giving his mother too much stress.

  4. Well today I’m at loss for 2 many words. I hope things go great here in 2010, My friend, Best of luck finding that new found friend. Word of advice don’t let your mother find her first..lolol –Holly

    • Holly, it’s good to hear from you. I hope the new year brings you some goodness as well.

    • As for mother – well, she tried finding me a few ‘friends’ way back when… I think she accepted that I was a career single when she said ‘You know, I would like grandchildren one day,’ and I said, ‘Go to the Phillipines and buy them.’

      • You have got to be kidding me??? no way.. hahaha No things are still a mess and I have just about had it.

  5. haha I can’t believe you know about dusty springfield !

    i like that writing!

  6. The first two verses were written in 2007. They were fairly easy but then I hit a wall and couldn’t figure out how to finish it. It was only November last year when I found the answer and then I wrote the second half in just a couple of nights.
    Perhaps it’s only me but the second half seems more despairing than the first.
    Why would I not know about Dusty Springfield?

  7. […] While I’m gone, I humbly suggest you roam the archives. Start here, or maybe here. Or maybe even here. […]

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