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They call it my 'mental problem', which I find rather strange;
I know that I'm quite normal and I know I'll never change.
Ever since my childhood 'they' have been after me.
Demons, witches, goblins other people never see.
They leer at me in the mirror when I try to brush my hair;
They wait for me at midnight at the bottom of the stair.
They sit there in my coffee cup, laughing in the dregs;
They wait for me by the pathway and brush up against my legs.
One came up through the plug-hole when I had a bath last night.
One was hiding in my hamburger and I couldn't take a bite.
And I know why they've chosen me; they want to take me home;
I used to live in the woods, you know; I used to be a gnome.
But I'm locked in an institution and no-one will let me out,
No matter how I beat the walls and scream and yell and shout.
'They've come for me!' I tell them; and They give me a jab
And I have to return to 'normal', a life that's pale and drab.
I sit here, now, at the table; I feel safe, but quite depressed,
For I know they'll come, the hobgoblins, the demons and the rest.
They say they'll bring me dinner but I don't much want to eat;
I'm feeling rather drowsy, just lolling in my seat.
Oh yes! Oh no! They're here again! The salt-cellar! See that face!
The pointed chin! The leering eyes! It's all falling into place!
I'll never get away from them! They'll take me, in the end!
Bring me another needle
For that's my only friend.
I don't much care what the boffins decide.
(Do they dissemble? Has somebody lied?)
Global Warming's rights and wrongs,
Can go back in the box where each belongs.
If Mankind's responsible, that's too bad.
If he's not then we're being 'had'.
Are we heading for a hotter stage?
Are we on the way to a new Ice Age?
It matters not, in the wider scheme;
'Do something about it!' that's the theme!
Think of a world where all can live
Powered by something 'alternative'!
Think how clean, think how pleasant!
Think how great for the poorest peasant!
A world without smog! Please bring it on!
How great when all that filth has gone!
And so, regardless of 'who' and 'why'
I think that all of us should try
To harness that great big ball of fire
That can give all the power that we desire.
It's hanging about up there, right now,
So let's all concentrate on the 'how'!