They Call It Sadness


R- I'm not knocking madness just sadness!

S- People do pay a lot of money to be fucked -up.....disco's in the 70s?

R- This is not some narcotic Painter !

S- How does one learn the trick of how to fuck-up people? Be..

R-.....................................................................fucked-up or fuck-up? That is the question !

S- Women have had to use 'information' for centuries !

R- Yeah, yeah! Let it all out ! Have a little cry ! I've got to tell you, nowhere have women excelled more than in the cottage industry of their lounge rooms !

S- Aren't the old cliches that good?!

S- But you've got a bigger problem on your hands : Men always don't find-out the truth !

R- Don't men sometimes, always talk shit !?

S- What? Now the 'shirl shit'?

R- Men are just so predictable !

S- I'm much obliged for you showing me my destiny ! Thank you and thank your crystal ball !

R- That';s how the West was won !

S- The Cold War ?

R- What the hell is the 'Cold War' ?

S- You're shitting me ! Right?

S- Did you learn to do that in school? Was your curriculum based upon the learned concepts of ignorance and stupidity?

R- No! I took sciences ! But I did take a class in 'human cerebral atrophy'! I still can't remember what that was about?

R- But I see it! How was a draft dodger at 5 years old?

S- It did cross the far reaches of my mind

R- If you've been 'in trouble' they think twice about drafting you.

S- At 5 years old?

R- Don't worry! I started at 5 and stopped at 16. Do I have to spell it out for you? Okay, I've got to spell it out for you :My parents knew a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy etc

S- Oh, white collar criminals ! White suburban trash 'borrowing white suburban cash !'

R- White suburbia rules the waves ! It's just that M and D lifted a surf board and forgot to return it!

S- But not tsunami's right?

R- No bank robberies, no heist's,just the odd con.. or two

S- What stopped their trail of destruction?

R- The appearance of Jane-Claire.

S- Now I have it ! Tsunami's only happen in peace time !

R- Peace down time breeds upon suspicion !

S- I could not have put your domestic wreck of a family better!

S- Oh I see,you want a contest here!

R- Doc Johnson taught me everything I know !

S- Well he's a little tied up with a general election right now ! No one to hold your hand?

R- This won't be a contest, it will be a treading on your nerves!

S- Says the girl who can't spell 'curikulem'!

R-I'm a cut above you 'Paint slobberer !'

S- War is like a cut-man in your corner who makes your cuts and bruises even worse and not better !

R- War is a holiday from peace

S- War is only limited by human infinite need to destroy

R- War is the first resort, losing a war is the last resort

S- Today losing is not an option, today, winning is not an option !

R- Let's finish before we start

S- VAR is superfluous in a game where it's all won or lost in midfield

R- Double barrel surnames are all the rage in football !

S- Double barrel surnames always take time to work !

R................................................................and spell !

S-.....................................................................not from posh but from tough !

R- At the end of the day morning is spelt backwards and forwards !

S- How many forwards can boast a double ?

R- Social change goes on without us noticing

S- Good fortune takes time to wrestle with the crock of social rock !

R- Any time like yesterday would be good !

S- Smoke and mirrors before you die, but give it up after you die

R- Dream about someone else dying rather than yourself playing the lead role, that way you'll die peacefully.....and smugly

S- There is a cosmetic arms face and legs ..

R-..................................................future proofed by men's expectations !

S- Marmite !

R- Disco !

S- Food times !

S- Save for the boogey !.

R- Damage is reversible if it happens to someone else

S- A spy on life is lost except when he's under his own surveillance

R- Vanity shirks arrogance by trading it for pride

S- Good fortune is a long haul

R- The worst thing that can happen to you is success !

S...Alright ! Enough of the insults ! Making jargon and riddles shouldn't get so personal, but clearly you haven't read the rules !

R- What can I say? I'm an Arsenal supporter !

S- What? I thought you were a Spurs woman?

R- Here today gone tomorrow !

S- Don't join, lie and greed-up the place?

R- We'll all burn in fire Stephen !

S- Speak for yourself ! I mean to use a hot-tub !

R- I was going to say'all those wrinkles!', but you already have your fair share don't you?!

S- Wrinkles ? They don't get in the way !

R- Used them yet ?

S- I've had some time to think about this... but any answer isn't worth the effort ! You know how it is !?

R- 'Taking ones time' is a global phenomenon !

S- Let's wait and see on that one...

R- ......................................I'm running out of this decade here Painter !

S- Live and let live !

R- Open range !

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