We're told that we face our demise through this world over-heating,

That we're even in danger of departing this life because of over-eating.

And the faceless hoodie with the scythe will certainly come creeping

If we are ever tempted to indulge ourselves in over-sleeping.

We're told...and fair is fair - this can't have involved much thinking

That we will surely find oblivion if we go in for over-drinking.

We're told (now hadn't you better give up doing all that knitting!)

That we can even fade away if we fall prey to over-sitting.

We're told that it's wisest to avoid those hours of PC-logging

And instead, get up - head for the door and go out for some jogging.

But I wonder if that may prevent us falling into our welcome bed

And our haste instead bring on a case of premature "drop down dead".

We're told at every turn that flora and fauna will disappear,

(If you haven't heard that yet, you very soon will - no fear!).

We're told that north, south, east and west, the world's in a dire mess,

No worry - if you're the worrying sort, you'll probably go first through stress.

We're told to expect (prophetically correct) the emergence of extremes

So...it's hello to ongoing nightmare scares - and goodbye to sweet dreams





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M.C. Newberry

Tue 15th Dec 2015 16:07

JG - glad u enjoyed it. It's always a pleasure to provide
JC - it was tempting to include the weed but it's so well
known as a modern "no-no" and I decided to let it be...
even tho' it was hard to resist (like fags themselves :->).

J Graham

Tue 15th Dec 2015 10:58

I enjoyed reading this.

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John Coopey

Mon 14th Dec 2015 20:39

I'd best start smoking, .

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 14th Dec 2015 20:20

Harry - I was about to log off after reading the "news"
section on WOL when your reply popped up.
I'm glad my wry take on the modern predilection for keeping
us in a high state of fear and alarm merely elicited the :-)
response from you - one of the old school who can doubtless recall more optimistic times when "smile through
adversity" was the order of the day.
Merry Christmas!!

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 14th Dec 2015 20:09

Well, thanks very much M.C..I`d just been congratulating myself on being spared being stabbed by that guy on the tele tonight when I read this and find that I`m not safe after all.

I think I`ll have some chocolate and go for a walk (Oh, I forgot)

Like I said...thanks very much :)

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