Monday, June 22, 2015

Boy, Do I Need Some Rest!--By Alan McAlpine Douglas--United Kingdom

Boy, Do I Need Some Rest!

Beyond the clouds what can I see ?
Not much, or anyway, not much to impress me.

Beyond the clouds a ball of mud,
widely covered by severe flood.

Beyond the clouds some parts called land,
on which scurry things who style themselves man.

Beyond the clouds an unnatural realm;
seems quite confused, who’s at the helm ?

Beyond the clouds much hustle, bustle,
such effort used, far too much fustle.

Beyond the clouds - ow, my aching head
too much ambrosia, thought I’d wake up dead.

Beyond the clouds, ah, memory’s comes to me,
supposed to be a joke ! Never again, a 6-day spree ....

(As told to Alan McAlpine Douglas)

Alan McAlpine Douglas, father to 5 and grandfather to 3, has been writing poetry since 1993. His idiosyncratic voice has produced thousands of poems in this time, and he finds it quite hard to stay serious, even when he means to. He also enjoys writing spoofs, using well-known poems or songs like Clementine or In the Ghetto as his models.


  1. I enjoyed this fun write Alan. Are you having a lot of rain in your part of the world? We are already into our tropical summer. Aloha, Connie

  2. Alan,
    Rainy days, sure help the cows and the animals graze ... but rain on me is sure not fun, I can't wait until rain season is done! A great write!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  3. Lots of fun here. The type of poem that puts a smile on your face. Thank you for sharing, Alan. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. This is a wonderful poem. I really enjoyed reading this intriguing write here this evening. You have delighted me to no end with this awesome piece, Great work.