My Bike, it Only Has Five Gears
I used to think that life was like Holland Flat Dull And suspiciously bereft of those Ludicrous windmills that people keep going on about And just when you're getting somewhere interesting You realise you're in Belgium I used to think that life was like that Not long ago I looked in the mirror And I saw a glimpse of my grandfather And also my nephew in my own face This was somewhat disconcerting The mirror was behind a bar in a pub at the time And I was checking to see if there were any blackcurrant J2Os And I thought to myself Well here I am then Living life And in a moment I'm going to sit down with my friends Anne and Mark and Steven And I'm not even going to remember this little episode I'm having right now As I write this The clock is ticking And the world is turning And my heart is beating And everything seems replete with rhythm Even this part of the poem And pretty soon I'll forget even writing this This This word here Theis very word This one Now In a way We're all heading for Belgium And more of us are not going to see any of the windmills But we might as well live life So that's it That's my advice Just to live It's literally The least you can do Coming far from your land Coming far from your land Coming far from your land Coming far from your land Coming far from your land Coming far from your land Coming far from your land Coming far from your land Coming far from your land It's fine till you meet them all I'm Coming far from your land Going to rise from my time It's fine to stand on your ground now Pull up a chair Philip Larkin Help yourself to some cheese and onion hula hoops Stop frowning I won't hurt you Tell me Philip Larkin Is it true you couldn't work out how to use the self service machine at Tescos Or that you lost your glasses while jumping on an inflatable bouncy castle Help yourself to a fondant fancy Oh Philip Larkin You look so glum when I suggested we go clubbing And then when we got there You shocked everyone by asking for a cup of tea at the bar That reminds me Shall I put the kettle on How did it go last night by the way Taking on the Americans in an impromptu tug of war You and WH Auden and Christopher Isherwood versus the beats Kerouac Ginsburg Burroughs Trounced you say You let go of the rope to pick up a 50p coin And Alan Bennet called you a knob He's got a point Is it true Philip Larkin That you stayed up late last night To watch Wrestle Mania Would you like a jam tart Philip Larkin' Would you Would you Would you really really Is it true that when you met Princess Anne You sneezed all over her I'm sorry I didn't know you were allergic to horses Is it also true that you put stones on the railway lines To see what happened when the fast train came through But you got arrested by the transport police Is it also true that you fancy Suh Suh Suh Sarah Palin Well we all must meet again sometime This was nice You You've got a bit of something just Just there That's it No no To the left No Never mind Tribal land Tribal lands are the past Your ancestors are fine Tribal lands are the past Your ancestors are fine Anthropology has told you the truth As it told you many many times The true history of your nature Nature Tribal times are the past combined They're yours They're ours They're fine But history is a lie And we know it's true Anthropology told you Delay delay the time where we Played with the children of the tribesmen Of the tribesmen Of the tribesmen Delay her time where we played With the children Of the tribesmen Delay the time where we Played with the children Of the tribesmen Of the tribesmen Delay the time when we played with the children Of the tribesmen Of the tribesmen It's a modern world A modern world Delay delay delay Your companion Blessings beside Many loves Many tribes Before in your The beige falls in the canyon Lit up to the sky We live below With the children We keep them safe From those high walls We're trapped inside My bike it's only got five gears I'm a child I'm eight There's a canyon In my world I'm riding my bike It's only got five gears But I can go fast as I want Fast as I want
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