I Dreamt about the Porker the Planner and the Procrastinator

Why do we let our happiness
Depend upon another
In much the way a baby’s life
Depends upon its mother?

As the porker blames the hormones
Whilst scoffing a custard tart
The dreamer lives in the future
While the present is falling apart

The planner has it all laid out
So that nothing will be a surprise
The procrastinator is ruled by doubt
It could even be his demise

But it feels that in love or religion
Or even consumerist fetter
We think when we get to the next level up
Our lives are just gunna get better

As the porker scoffs the tart
The procrastinator waits
The planner scans the calendar
And ticks off all the dates

I guess the porker thinks that if
He does enough of scoffin’
He’ll get so bloody fat that he
Won’t fit in to a coffin

Procrastinator tries to speak
But just can’t find his voice
For deep inside he hopes that
Someone else will make his choice

Planner knows if all’s laid out
With no time to take a breath
(apart from ten on Tuesday week)
There’s never time for death

I guess that I’m mostly a dreamer
But not in a manner too zealous
For overindulgence in one of these types
Can make all the other ones jealous

The procrastinator gets no tart
The planner’s never late
The porker has a heart attack
We’re told that this is fate

The dreamer’s fate is hard to guess
His dreams may come true over time
If they come to fruition before he drops dead
They could take him to somewhere sublime

I’ve been to a number of funerals
Some sombre, some upbeat in tone
And I plan to attend many others
Before I have one of my own

I hope regrets aren’t there to haunt me
And they won’t if I’ve played my cards right
The way you perceive,not the roll of the dice
is the thing that turns dark into light

But when that grim reaper comes knocking
May I then be worn out and unsteady
And say “yes it’s time for the ashes and dust”
“Take my hand sir I think that I’m ready”

© Matthew Penfold 2009

I Dreamt about the Porker the Planner and the Procrastinator

Matt Penfold

Joined December 2008

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Not sure where this came from, I started out with a different Idea then it took on a life of its own. Still it does contain a little of my simplified philosophy :-)

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