Fact or Friction?

Fact or Fiction by Phil Burns

Fact or Fiction by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant usually distinguish
Between what is fact and what is fiction
To his expected surprise
He tells truthful lies
He is a straightforward but backward contradiction

He leads a stop start existence
Because he likes to just go with the flow
He watches stalactites climb
Time before time
And returns immediately after he knows he must go

He always watches television with his eyes closed
He listens with his toes in his ears
He delights in the sound
Of silence rising down
And can’t believe his eyes are seeing what he hears

He never reflects upon mirrors
He won’t answer the door if the bell chimes
There is no suggestion
He misunderstands the question
He is incapable of making bad rhymes

He only writes because he has trouble reading
He feels a chill when the sun is too hot
He finds it dark in daylight
He isn’t as bright as the night
But he remembers everything he ever forgot

He has vividly hued colour blindness
He turns green whenever he’s feeling blue
The only doubt
He is sure about
Is that every day he is still missing you

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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20 Responses to Fact or Friction?

  1. nightlake says:

    This is my favourite, ‘He isn’t as bright as the night..’ Interesting, refreshing read and an apt art work by Phil

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  2. Penny L Howe says:

    Truthful lies, well there’s an interesting statement! 🙂 xoxo

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  3. Anja says:

    Love this line “He has vividly hued colour blindness”. I hope AnElephant is feeling better today! 🙂

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  4. RoSy says:

    You have a great talent for writing!
    I got a few good chuckles out of this one.
    I always enjoy your humor & rhymes 🙂

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  5. colonialist says:

    There was a dumb man to shout hooray
    And a blind one, to see fair play
    An old dead donkey came galloping by,
    Gave them all a kick in the eye
    Kicked them over an inside wall
    Into a dry ditch, which drowned them all.

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  6. kaycers says:

    Alastair, did you write that! It literally made me lol! I love the creativity!

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  7. kaycers says:

    What a joyful creation! I wish I were so clever as you! ❤

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  8. Someone’s feeling blue/green?

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  9. Alastair says:

    One sunny day
    In the middle of the night
    Two dead men
    Got up to fight
    Back to back
    They faced each other
    Draw their swords
    And shot each other

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