Your Mind And The World
Katoomba, New South Wales
Doctor, Doctor, I’m losing my hair
I had it last night but now it’s not there
Someone has cast me a curse diabolical
They’ve given me lurgy in every last follicle
Sorry if I seem so high histrionic
But I urgently need a restorative tonic
Even dynamic lifter like you put on the lawn,
I’m getting quite desperate now it’s all gorn.
The Doctor put his stethoscope between my eyes.
He said ‘It’s all psychosomatic, you realise.
This saving the world lark is stuffing your head.
You’d better take up Brazilian drumming instead,
Tell the world to go and stuff itself
Relax, have a laugh and regain your health.
With a new shirt you’ll look so cool and dapper.
Might as well mate, the world’s going to the crapper.
Let’s have a quick whisky and drink to the future
The world’s going alright, just don’t let it root yer
Your own happiness is all down to you
Forget your hair – you’ll save on shampoo.’
Bio: Tom Coley is a sculptor and the author of Laughter Tears Peace, a tale which wanders between tragedy, the sublime and the ridiculous available at http://www.Laughter-Tears-Peace-Tom-Coley-ebook/dp/B00KQLRQQY/