Serious Thinking

Serious Thinking

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen

Serious Thinking

So! Archemedes said to Aristotle

What's in that brown paper covered bottle?

You know we heroes aren't supposed to drink,

What on earth will the big guy think?

Oh shut up you self-righteous little shite

I have been awake half my life

Trying to recall

What Newton said about the apple's fall.

I don't even know if it matters

All I know is that I'm f*****g shattered.

All this revered hero stuff is s**t

And I've just about had enough of it.

I only want to have a drink

Now go away and let me think!

 

 

20th September 2002

 


© 2014 John Alexander McFadyen



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although it is not "brown-bagged" my cold beer tasted so much better after reading this. to hell with all this breakthrough bullshit and forward thinking, give it a rest and let me enjoy myself...i have been dying to express this in a write, so, thank you for removing the need from my agenda! i love this, and it is going to my library!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Oh i say cheers to this while raising my tumbler of Glenmorangie on the rocks high up in the air!! brilliant write...sometimes we all need to just switch off and enjoy!


Posted 2 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Years Ago

LMSO! Thank you Sereena
sereenaoutloud

2 Years Ago

hehehehhehe :))
Love it! Not breaking down heroes for juvenile empowerment, but to create genuine relatability. We don't stand on the shoulders of giants, but stand by them--elbow-to-elbow--propped up at the bar!

Posted 2 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Years Ago

Love your stance here Tom; go for it!
This is a really good write. I will think of this piece when I drink an ice cold beer tonight :) Thanks for the RR... loved this poem my friend :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Years Ago

Thank yo so much Aaaron. Enjoy that beer!
I can picture this conversation

Posted 2 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Years Ago

Thanks WM.
In the meantime old Newton is cooking up a barrel of those pesky apples for some cider for hair of the dog which Aristotle will be glad of.
Poor old Archimedes is screwed. lol
Great bit of craic John.

Posted 2 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Years Ago

Was just a mad moment one day lol. Cheers Anto!
Well shiver my timbers man! Seriously this is good! More seriously very clever Even more seriously impeccable is your Style! John. 475 views that is so huge!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

2 Years Ago

Tis an older one and only has 25 reviews though lol. I rarely notice those stats. Thanks Andrew.
Whoa, has a year gone by already? Still same old, same old eh? Had to read this one again and get a laff, your shyte is always brilliant...ha, cheers again John.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Ha, don't ask me any hard questions John, my head is bangin'! lol
John Alexander McFadyen

3 Years Ago

Well I kind of think its the wrong end my Lady!
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Go away and let me think! ;-)
This is great, paints a vivid picture of two greats as kind of ordinary guys shooting the sh**t. However, even though it's a new year, those damned errant apostrophes still plague me. hero's should be heroes, or am I reading that incorrectly?

Posted 3 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

3 Years Ago

Ha I thought I had nailed that a while back! Must have forgot to go do it. Done now thanks KLG
HA! Excellent.

Posted 4 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

4 Years Ago

Such fun to write, thank you kimmer!
Like the contrast between the subject and the style, with the f word and s word.
Maybe heroes would be better if the plural is meant.

Posted 4 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

4 Years Ago

It's been a long two days, not sure I get this but I always am happy to learn Leslie

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