Frenzy’s Flash Feature #2

17 Jan


Welcome To Frenzy’s Flash Feature!

Your fortnightly Poetry/Photo Combo with Greg Mackie

Poet, dreamer, self-confessed idiot. Addicted to chocolate and crisps, he regrets having cancelled his last two dental appointments. Attempts to write stuff.

We hope you enjoy this  ‘Frenzy’s Flash Feature’ entry. Greg will be be back with another great combination on Thursday 31st January 2013. 



Original Photograph by Greg Mackie


By Greg Mackie

Tourists intrepid,
From all around the globe,
Emerge from the subway,
Braving wind, rain and cold.
They’ve travelled thousands of miles,
By bus, train and plane,
And waited boldly in line,
Again and again.

They’ve ventured to see,
Those momuments that I,
Pass every single day,
Without batting an eye.
For this world is a wonder,
Its beauty so bright,
When seen that very first time,
Through camera sights.

Oh! To be like them,
And escape from this life!
To see it all again,
In a different light!
I need six months vacation,
A complete change of scene,
But not from this fine city,
From the jerk that is me.

9 Responses to “Frenzy’s Flash Feature #2”

  1. sarahmonagle January 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    beautiful, but so very sad

    • frenzyofflies January 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

      Thanks Sarah! 🙂 It’s easy to lose sight of the beauty that surrounds us, to take for granted even the most amazing things in life, and I’m acutely aware of being guilty of this… 😉

  2. Nisha January 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    A great tribute to the concept of Gratitude, Greg. Too many of us are guilty of taking things for granted. Seeing with fresh eyes, that which is commonplace, is a skill worth learning. 🙂

    • frenzyofflies January 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      Thanks Nisha! I’m trying to learn to see things afresh, and I’ve even started reading some long-ignored (by me, anyway…) masterpieces of literature, starting with… “The Turn of the Screw 😉

  3. M January 19, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    You are the polar opposite of an idiot or jerk. You are pure of heart – as you always have been, and always will be.

    • frenzyofflies January 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

      Thank you M, I truly appreciate that beautiful lie! ;)) And… ELO is one of my all-time favourite groups! Their album “Time”, is one of my Desert Island Discs, and this song is simply wonderful! 🙂

      • M January 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

        It’s honestly a beautiful truth 🙂

  4. frenzyofflies January 22, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Mmm…. M for Magical Mysterious Messages… 😉

    • M January 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      M for Merry Making! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

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