Thursday, 3 December 2015

Thanks For The Basics




I've mentioned Mrs Simpson, my English teacher before. She's the one who put me off poetry for many a year.  But she could be funny.  'In my day' she once told us. 'We wanted a man to look like a man.  You young girls  seem to like weedy effeminate types - like Rod Stewart!!'  Lord knows what she would have thought of this bloke's hair.

I'd been thinking just how lucky we are in this country that there is clean air and water and imagining the plight of those who don't have these basics for their kids when this song came to me.  Even though the lyrics don't quite relate to my pondering they're quite beautiful.

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