The Secret of Spontaneous Combustion

The Secret of Spontaneous Combustion

“…and all that remained was a pile of ash, by a burnt pair of shoes on the ground…”

Young Sam was watching the news on TV,
“…man bursts into flames unexpectedly…”
the picture showed flames leap from his belly,
spontaneous combustion – on telly!

“And all that remained was a pile of ash,
by a burnt pair of shoes on the ground,
and a dangerous question we never should ask,
with an answer should never be found.”

That dangerous question nevertheless,
“Why do we spontaneously combust?”
Got Sam hard thinking to hazard a guess,
is it something we eat, do or touch?
something we drink?
something we think?
something we all can do?
something so magical,
something so tragical,
is it made-up or true?

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Goodnight to remember

"...before you went to bed, before I caught the train..."

“…before you went to bed, before I caught the train…”

One night…
Before you went to bed, before I caught the train
You slipped inside my hopeless head
And switched me on again

That night…
Before you went to bed, before I caught the train
You stoked the embers so long dead
Rekindling the flame

Last night…
Before you went to bed, before I caught the train
I needed every word you said
To numb the rising pain

I dream…
Before you went to bed, before I caught that train
I tell you how much I love you
Before you catch your plane

Tonight…
Before you go to bed, don’t dwell upon your pain
Just know how much you are adored
By one whose life you saved

 

Yapparister – June 2013