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Flying Lemming

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An Idiot


I'd love to be an idiot,
And never have a care.
About the crap that's in the sea,
Or poison in the air.

I want to be an idiot,
And never be afraid.
Of the snipers deadly gun,
Or muggers slicing blade.

I long to be an idiot,
And live in my own world.
Where violence doesn't raise its head,
And no abuse is hurled.

I beg to be an idiot,
Not waiting by the phone.
And even when I'm by myself,
I'd never feel alone.

I wish to be an idiot,
A dim and dozy dope.
Whatever things went wrong with life,
I'd never give up hope.

Yes, if I was an idiot,
Hatred, hurt and pain.
Would never ever bother me
And I'd be born again.

But, if I was an idiot,
And missed out all the strife.
I'd miss out all the other things,
That make up every life.

The heartfelt words, the warmth, the love,
The closeness and all that.
I don't want to be an idiot,
I think I'll stay a PRAT

Submitted: Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Edited: Sunday, July 31, 2011

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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/5/2014 12:05:00 AM)

    Flying Lemming is from England, and I don't know anyone from England who has no love for cricket. Sir Don Bradman, may be described by craps and snipers as an idiot batsman who played unbooked and ugly shots, but it doesn't make any difference to that great batsman. He was great, he is great and he will remain great.
    I really liked this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (5/8/2012 4:49:00 AM)

    Your poem is about the end justifying the means. However, the last two verses sum things up, and has justified the entire poem. Really enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • James B. Earley (9/8/2008 11:35:00 AM)

    It's about experiencing life's joys and sorrows...and the intellect....to know....the difference! (Report) Reply

  • Julie Neises (7/11/2008 4:48:00 PM)

    With the world heading where it is, I don't know whether being ignorant would be less painful or not. Great job! (Report) Reply

  • Con Nie (5/27/2008 6:07:00 AM)

    Sometimes I think some idiots might be running things and those of us that are not idiots need to keep speaking up to them. Loved your poem. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

  • Greenwolfe 1962 (3/24/2008 5:30:00 PM)

    This is only the first I have read of yours but
    if its an indication of others in your collection.
    I'll be back many times. I really enjoy reading
    a writer who knows what he's doing. Your
    work is wonderful!

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Don Mcwilliams (3/4/2008 8:33:00 PM)

    It would ratchet down the stress of daily life. Very amusing, FL. Thanks for sharing it.

    Don (Report) Reply

  • Colin J... (9/2/2007 12:09:00 PM)

    ' And even when I'm by myself,
    I'd never feel alone.'

    I have always felt like this...
    Lovely poem, will read all your others...
    Colin J... (Report) Reply

  • Random Crap (9/1/2007 4:58:00 PM)

    This is a really well written poem. It really makes me think about being an idiot myself.... (Report) Reply

  • Frankie Stones (8/21/2007 4:21:00 PM)

    This is a great poem and i wish i could write like this. i love it. its actually made me smile which i haven't done in a long time. in fact i really love this poem i thing its one of my favourites (Report) Reply

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