An Update, And A Little Something.

First, for all those of you wondering if I fell off the Earth, the answer is “not quite”. Between multiple little things going on around the house, a low-level flu that keeps popping up at HIGHLY inconvenient times, and a little … shall we say, “airing out the cranium”, I haven’t been able to harass most of you anywhere near as such as I’d like to, nor post the drivel and semi-senile stories here on my little corner of the Net. But I promise I will be back, and soon – so enjoy not putting up with me while you can. 😉

And as a reward for staying loyal to me (or forgetting to unfollow me), I present you with a little ditty that’s been bouncing around the corners of the old brainpan. Note: despite the dark tone of this, I am not going into depression or anything like that. So enjoy, and I’ll see y’all round the Intertubes.


Where am I? I do not know.
I cannot find a way I go.
All there is, is my old foe.
The darkness that consumes the soul.

I look around, but all I see,
Is just so utterly strange to me.
I see not start nor final goal,
Just the darkness that consumes the soul.

Each day I try, oh so hard,
To keep my humour up as guard.
But the shield falls, and comes the blow
From the darkness that consumes the soul.

I hope, one day, the light to see,
To set my soul and spirit free,
Once and for all, to finally be
Free of the dark following me.

But until then, this I know.
I must continue onward, so.
Until I am free of the toll
Of the darkness that consumes the soul.

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36 Responses to An Update, And A Little Something.

  1. whiteladyinthehood says:

    Wow, that’s a great poem, John! (I hope you feel better)

    • I’m doing better, thanks. Now I just gotta take care of all the little things driving me crazy, like a basement wall that spontaneously started POURING water today. Joys. Once I’m through all the read notes in my Inbox, I’ll start terrorising people again. You’ve been warned. 😉

      • whiteladyinthehood says:

        Your house sounds like mine! There is always a spontaneous joy to fix! I turned on the microwave the other day and lost all power in the laundry room..and it wasn’t a fuse thingy! (just don’t work too hard, okay?)

  2. benzeknees says:

    So happy to hear you’re coming back soon!

  3. tom says:

    As a lover of misery (especially other people’s), I sounds like you got the flu shot that covered 15% of the strains this year. What were the odds that I would have been struck last Friday night. Hope you are feeling better, but it does have a habit of lingering on. Perhaps the designers of this year’s flu shot can het a Sequester layoff

    • I was a bad boy, didn’t get immunised. And yes, I’m sure my doc will give me a lot of grief for it. Ah well, some might say I didn’t need it – I’m already enough of a little prick….. 😉

  4. Tori's mom says:

    I miss putting up with you!!!

  5. He’s alive!!! Better watch out pal… Trying to unseed you as rants top commenter!!!!!

  6. unfetteredbs says:

    Loved the expressive poem. Glad to see you checking in 😉 Hang in there. There is a lot of light in your soul..I’ve seen it.

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    Well now … you’ve shaken the cobwebs from the keyboard and the cranial cavity to produce some interesting words! Bottom line —- take your time.

  8. twindaddy says:

    I like it! Well done!

  9. Took me so long to log in I almost forgot my comment! Having spent more than my share on the dark side or the moon, I really liked that poem….yours? Looking forward to you coming back to the fold, it’s uncomfortable to think someone managed to tear themselves away from cyber h. eroin. Just to make you welcome, here’s a 🙂

    • Yep, just about all the stuff I post here is mine – with the occasional famous (to me, at least) movie quote thrown in. Thanks for the good thoughts, I’ll be back up to my annoying self soon!

  10. Archon's Den says:

    I was gonna ask you to come out and play, but you’ve got growed-up stuff to do. Later!

    • Pah on the grown up stuff! I’m ready for a little playtime! So whaddaya suggest – reading up on possible triggers of nuclear holocausts, or refreshing my knowledge of Japanese WW2 artillery? (Hey, we all play in our own way….. 😉 )

  11. El Guapo says:

    Um…I mean… GREAT TO SEE YOU, JOHN!!!
    Great poem, and looking forward to your triumphant return to the sphere!

  12. Huffygirl says:

    Missed you JE. Hope you’re feeling back to your old self soon.

  13. Elyse says:

    Oops I’m late to this party, John. Glad you’re on the mend. This was quite a great way to resume!

    Looking forward to reading more of you.

  14. Thanks, Elyse. Working my way back into them Intertubes! 😀

  15. Most excellent. I was so excited to see you’re ‘around’ again!

  16. unfetteredbs says:

    knock knock? Just saying hellooooooo and checking in

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