And i think to myself.



Police are appealing for witnesses’ after an 82 year old

Stepped into the path of an ambulance shortly after eleven

This morning.


My feet stink because of these old trainers

And I can see my breath because I’m afraid to switch on

The heating.


In Mexico, a dozen heads have been found dumped in a



I’m out of bin-liners and washing-up liquid.


Last weeks triple rollover has finally been claimed,

The £14million prize was believed to have been won

By a retired builder in Surrey.


I’ve told everyone to forget about me this Christmas

Because I can’t afford to think about them.


It’s going to be dull with occasional drizzle.


It’s almost 4 years to the day that Sam died.

She was pregnant with twins. My mate Steve

Was the father. He moved to Plymouth.


And now,

A classic from the delightful Louis Armstrong…



◄ Limp

Talk about lucky. ►


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kealan coady

Mon 12th Dec 2011 11:27

really well worked, its hard not to compare seperate social genres, especially coming up to to the 25th of december. you may be cold but at least ur head is still part of ur neck, then again, the weather is sweet in mexico.

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Laura Taylor

Mon 12th Dec 2011 09:58

Same as Jane - I thought the juxapositions of the events mirroring how these things happen to us in the 'real world'. Nice write.

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jane wilcock

Sun 11th Dec 2011 20:15

This is a well thought out piece about the clashes of existence, I enjoyed reading this, very thoughtful. thanks

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 11th Dec 2011 18:01

Hi Mike, ('What a wonderful world')is it irony or cynicism or the awfulness that many are subject to (especially at this time of year) or perhaps a mixture of all? The mundanity (I hate the spell checker on this site) of existence is well represented here. Tommy

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