False Faces

A Happy Sideboard

I found this article today, not that there was anything particularly deep in it – it’s the part of the BBC that’s aimed at younger consumers – but because this started to become a prompt for future poems about a month ago, when I started noting down the faces/images I perceive.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/57751620

I’ve got a wonderful flowery duvet cover packed full of interesting faces or shapes including a canine pirate, an opera singer and a blood red rabbit on a broomstick heading straight for the void. But for now, it’s a work in progress.

This morning I saw a beautiful panther in the bathroom tiles, a reflection of the top layer of the open wash basket.

And of course, I can always rely on the sideboard drawers to cheer me up!

If you have any of your own, I would be delighted to hear.

Lockdown Living – Today’s Poem April 26th

Oh yes. Thank you, thank you, thank you for today’s prompt.

In the range of things I excel at it’s being bloody miserable and writing parodies.

Choose a song that irritates you, red rag to a bull!

I can’t stand Happy

So here it is………sing along now

Grumpy

Annoying smugfest is about to start

How the heck did this thing top the chart?

I’m fully grounded in reality

By all means go but don’t bother me

Tut! (Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if you feel that you’ve heard it all before

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if you’re sick of cold callers at your door

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if your team lost to Burnley yesterday

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if your in laws are coming here to stay

My pet hate is when folks start telling me

Smile! you’ll feel much better can’t you see?

My face just falls like this so go away

Clear off and ruin someone else’s day

Get lost!

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if your neighbour uses power tools every day

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if your aircraft is subject to delay

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if your road’s closed for a local marathon

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if the wine’s reduced, and therefore its all gone!

Yeah, gets my goat

There’s plenty gets my goat

Intolerance so high, get my goat

There’s plenty gets my goat, it’s true

Get my goat, there’s plenty

Get my goat

Intolerance so high, get my goat

There’s plenty gets my goat it’s true

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if you can’t make out the next reCAPTCHA cue

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if you are stuck in Heathrow’s passport queue

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if the moles have loved digging through your lawn

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if the Mail’s front page is all crumpled and torn

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if Ken Bruce is away on holiday

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along when the honours list overlooks Brian May

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if your favourite sauce becomes ‘new recipe’

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if Greg Wallace is still on the TV

Yeah, get my goat (Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy, grumpy)

There’s plenty (Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy, grumpy)

Get my goat (Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy, grumpy)

Still gets my goat (Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy, grumpy)

There’s plenty (Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy, grumpy)

Get my goat, it’s true

Moan along if a fly lands in your breakfast brew

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if you get a small stone inside your shoe

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if the match is moved back for BT Sport (sigh,sigh,sigh)

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if spectators yell out on Centre Court

Moan along if somebody takes up your parking spot

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if the only jam jar is apricot

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if your work stages compulsory fun (yay)

(Because I’m Grumpy)

Moan along if the bus pulls out even though you’ve run

Go away

Ralph 26/4/21