Talk to me not about life.
Speak to me of troubles, and dealing with the wife
Sing to me of happyness, Blips in our existance
Lie to me of the “nights in” with beautiful twin sisters
Whisper to me stories of knights both strong and brave
Shout aloud denouncements of the evil and of knaves
Laugh to me the comic, the relief from all the fights
Sigh to me the love-nest, and lonly winters nights.
Trill to me the tunes of birds, Howl the wolfpack’s song.
Scream to me eternal pain - the loss that makes you strong.
Declaim the newest tales of the hero’s big return!
Pronounce to me the spells that will cause the king to burn.
Tell me of the stories full of heros, lovers, strife!
But never introduce me to the hell of real life.
— Nicholas Avenell 13/04/2001