Wednesday, December 14, 2005

If you haven't got anything worth saying, etc...

It has got to that stage of the year
Where tedium's sunk in, I fear.
When I read in the papers
Of politicos' capers
I think "sod it, I fancy a beer".

So I slag off our our crap government
(Although it does not pay the rent).
It's getting quite boring -
Some readers are snoring -
But still, they can go and get bent.

But it's true I have not much to say
On the hottest of topics today
So I've resorted to poem
(Though my verse is not flowin'
In an especially brilliant way).

Yet to write of non-ordinary rendition
In the hope of some Blairite contrition
I cannot be arsed,
Though these people are parsed
And flown off without their permission.

When it comes to world tarriff reform
I am likewise made quickly forlorn
Political economy
Is too far beyond me
I wish it had never been born.

So why write of globilisation
When I know more about this nation?
With its cricket and pubs
And hooded-top thugs
That rob us with so much elation?

But even there, with the old NHS
On my interest it fails to impress:
The doctors and nurses
Are muttering curses
That the government still fails to address

And as for the city of Brussells
Where I first flexed my blog-writing muscles,
It's all dull as hell -
And confusing as well -
And prompts too many comment-box tussles.

So what should I write about, then,
When I raise my (metaphorical) pen?
For now I don't know,
So I'll take it more slow,
And I'll see you again as and when.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Colman said...

I diagnose an advanced case of blogger fatigue, curse of solo bloggers everywhere. The advantage of group blogs is that when one or two people are laid down with it stuff still gets done.

Go have a few beers, enjoy some wedded bliss and ignore the rantings of the Internet for a few weeks. You'll feel much better.

And ignore the bloody whiners.

12/14/2005 05:18:00 pm  
Anonymous Chris Applegate said...

Haha! Welcome to the club!

12/14/2005 07:44:00 pm  
Blogger doctorvee said...

I suppose that's another one going on hiatus then. Pschht. Good poem though.

12/14/2005 08:01:00 pm  
Blogger CuriousHamster said...

Meh. The snorers are but a tiny minority, I'd say. Don't let the bastards etc..

12/14/2005 10:00:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Not due to the comment - but it came just as I was thinking almost the exact same thing of my own accord. And how long the little break will last is hard to say. I've just found myself concentrating too much on finding things to blog about, not enough on finding things WORTH blogging about - and from time to time I've found it getting in the way of proper work. Prime example - putting off freelance work for weeks despite managing to write constantly for the blog over the same period...

I'll probably spot something tomorrow that sends me off on one. If not, there'll be the occasional thing here between now and the new year, I'd imagine, with normal service resuming in January.

12/14/2005 11:10:00 pm  
Anonymous Bryan said...

Is this all my fault?

12/15/2005 12:59:00 am  
Blogger Gary said...

Could you do the poem in haiku?

12/15/2005 12:48:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

News is boring me
Therefore I will not blog much
For a little bit

12/15/2005 01:04:00 pm  

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