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Dermot

Dermot Report 18 Mar 2020 09:27

I'm first at last.

I used to be behind before and previously I was always after but I've been early of late. :-S

JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 18 Mar 2020 11:58

No lie-in this morning Dermot? :-D

Dermot

Dermot Report 19 Mar 2020 07:15

I hope I get to Heaven before the Devil knows I'm dead.

JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 19 Mar 2020 07:44

Well, that's an oldie but a goodie every time, Dermot, one of my better-liked quotes.

Dermot

Dermot Report 20 Mar 2020 07:13

Meandering superstore queues.

David

David Report 20 Mar 2020 07:48


Man's inhumanity to man has caused the deaths of countless millions.

Allan

Allan Report 20 Mar 2020 07:59

Les Barker - Chronology


no, this is the very last line.

I didn't know I was doing it, I did it unthinking for years.
It isn't until you look back, from a distance, a pattern appears.
I did everything in chronological order, you don't see at the time, you're immersed.
But all of the things I did later in life were done after the things I did first.

It's all in chronological order. It's frustrating, I got really vexed.
I'd like to do something sooner, or later, but everything comes out as next.
I'd like to do the next thing I do before something that's already done.
Or maybe finish a job a week before it's begun.

Then I'd be free as a bird. Then I'd be free of the curse.
And this didn't finish the verse, if this line didn't come third.
There! I broke the bonds of time, I shall treasure that brief second when
for one moment my then stood alongside your now and my now was long gone with your then.

I used to do things in chronological order, but that's not the case anymore.
Before just came after after, after before before.
Each moment was set by convention, a link in a chain hereby broken.
You can now hear each word that I say, but in they're not order the spoken.

Eight o'clock, eleven, five, four nine, one. My mind is constrained by no border.
Seven o'clock, six, ten, three, twelve, two. I count the hours in alphabetical order.
Make April the start of your year, and Wednesdays the end of your weeks.
Listen when you want to hear, don't wait 'till somebody speaks.

Don't live your life strictly in sequence, don't march to the chime of time's bell.
Don't wait 'till today to take action, make yesterday the day you rebel!
Life's fuller when time is fragmented, when the sequence of history varies.
It's easy to face Armageddon when it's followed by a week in the Canaries.

No more Chronological order, I move round my day by design
This is not the last line of the poem

Dermot

Dermot Report 21 Mar 2020 17:14

Posh words often mean little or nothing.

Dermot

Dermot Report 22 Mar 2020 07:04

Church services on Webcam.

That's as near as I will get to my fellow parishioners for a while. I hope Heaven is not on lockdown.

Dermot

Dermot Report 23 Mar 2020 07:37

'The 1932 German general election turned out to be the last free elections there for nearly two decades'.

(The Philadelphia Trumpet).

Dermot

Dermot Report 24 Mar 2020 07:02

Life in a hospice: ‘Everything is done. The plot is bought’.

Dermot

Dermot Report 25 Mar 2020 07:46

I'm beginning to appreciate life every day.

The alternative is a dead end.

Dermot

Dermot Report 26 Mar 2020 06:55

Trump's peace plans.

David

David Report 26 Mar 2020 08:55


When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose.

Bob Dylan

Dermot

Dermot Report 27 Mar 2020 07:02

Lockdown living - make the most of isolation.

David

David Report 27 Mar 2020 13:22


Why is abbreviation such a long word ?

Dermot

Dermot Report 28 Mar 2020 06:45

Ná bíodh víreas oraibh.

Dermot

Dermot Report 29 Mar 2020 08:18

It usually takes me half an hour at least, twice a year, to adjust all my clocks. ;-)

David

David Report 29 Mar 2020 09:41



If the fates decree you're going to lose give them a damn good fight.

Dermot

Dermot Report 30 Mar 2020 07:57

'When books are written about this, remind me not to read any of them'. (Matthew Pritchett).