My lugubrious peasant life

or…”Ode to a lovely field of mud.”

yonder pile of fetid mud,

so tender to the touch

contains the thatch remains

I must tend to very much.

I have no time for politics

no lengthy words or speech

my life is tied up with the mud

not in the words I’d preach.

Though I stand against the wicked sky

and stand against the rain

the filth remains my trusted friend

the place I will remain.

For I am just a man with plow

with furrowed face and ground

keeping busy on the Massa’s land

‘ere he come and mow me down.

with apologies again to those lovely white birds in the sky. I really don’t see them. I know they don’t really exist, because master has said they don’t exist. but…maybe I did hear one, yes, I am sure the ground shook….but there wasn’t a pilot, so…but it doesn’t exist, so I’ll just go back to my pile of mud and talk about the autonomous collective and who is in charge tomorrow….

About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from,,, and are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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2 Responses to My lugubrious peasant life

  1. queenlorene says:

    Love the Title… and the content could take an hour to de-construct. So few words, yet so much said.

  2. Pingback: Hilariously Funny: 2013 | thelostkerryman

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