The Paranoia Poetry Club Revisited
Got my Dictionary of Quotations,
The Greek Myths of Robert Graves,
Plutarch for beginners’
How The Ancient World Behaves;
Back at the Paranoia Poetry Club,
Local Intellectual Branch
And that collection of books
Might just give me a chance
Of understanding the words and
What on earth they’re talking about
Because the first time I went
I understood precisely nowt.
Must spoke with cultured voices,
Some rambled and some muttered,
Word following word following word
Crammed and packed and cluttered.
But all spoken with confidence
About what they felt mattered
And, my ignorance being exposed,
I sat both deflated and shattered
I’ve got the book of Popular Philosophy
The Book of Modern Scientific thought
Gambling on the hope and presumtion
That wisdom can be bought.
Copyright © Terry Ireland | Year Posted 2022
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