Over Reaching

Strong means great.
Awesome means fantastic.
Legend means accomplished.
Standards have certainly risen since I was good.

When I Grow Up

Your grades are appalling
His mother announced.
When you sit your exams
All hope will be trounced.
Louder and louder her voice it became
Both eyes bulging, looking insane.
One thing he knew
That she did not
He’d be a panhandler
And cared not a jot.

Start Again

What happens when you realise
The life you’ve lived ‘til now
Was not the one you thought you knew
But something else somehow.


Franklin J HoneyRock was an idiot.
A total idiot.
He knew it and accepted it. We all have to be something, he reasoned.
Plus, the world needs idiots and if you're going to be an idiot you might as well be the best one you can be.
He was a good idiot.
But he wasn't a fool. No Sir, you could never call him a fool.
Fools are total idiots.
They're twice as foolish as half-wits.
Not morons, because morons don't exist. That's just a cruel expression derived by dickheads so they can keep retards in their place.
Not that Franklin bought into the labeling game.
He just concentrated on being an idiot.
Plain and simple.

What Happened?

The moments happened and he didn't realise they were the best moments.
Not until later.
Only when he looked back.
But watch now - because the great moments are happening now.


How are you?
Now that’d be tellin’.
Where are you going?
Who wants to know?
Are you happy? 
Don’t be so stupid.
Do I look it?
Yea, I suppose so.
Are you busy?
It’s ticking over.
Are you working?
A bit here and there.
Do you worry about feeling lonely?
Nah, I don’t really care.
Do you have a family?
I do, the best in the world.
Do you love them madly?
I love my kids and my girl.
Sounds like you’ve got it sorted.
I suppose it does indeed.
Do you ever want more?
Well, I don’t believe in greed.
Is it greedy to ask for extra?
I was raised to enjoy what you get.
Don’t you enjoy extra money?
I’ve liked every coin I’ve met.
Then why not seek out surplus?
And put away for that rainy day?
It’s tempting fate at its finest.
What could happen?
I’d prefer not to say.
Husband, father, brother.
Provider and wage earner.
Cousin, son and uncle.
My roles are well defined.
I take each one with care
Making sure to treat it well.
I saw what happened to my father.
He didn’t. No more to tell.