Another old poem. This is number 1 in my files of many poems (and so was written a little while back). I still feel it... and this week more than ever! Repeat after me: people fly all the time and it's fine, people fly all the time and it's fine...
B is for believing (1997)
I do not believe I can fly In fact I do not really believe planes can fly It's a hoax In a Total Recall vein Belief so often wasted
I do believe there is more to life Than a well laid-out house With items from Ikea Being individual everywhere That shopping is bad for you And you're probably safer with tranquillisers
I believe private cars in cities should be Scrapped On the whole That if those of us who can Don't walk more Our legs will wilt away And walking whilst shopping For anything other than essentials Doesn't count
I believe there are some people We'd be better off assassinating But it's a bad habit to get into Like shopping Addictive But with less plastic bags
I believe there is good and bad taste Good and bad art Good and bad ideas That I am almost always right But that this certainly doesn't make me a happier Or more prosperous individual
I believe that in fact 9 times out of 10 Not caring what is right or wrong Is the key to success Just identifying a gap in the market So people will want to have you Buy you Display you in their individual home This is what to aim for But when achieved it cannot be described As achievement
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
More about the song
You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.