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Time To Get Up (Contradiction Exercise)

by radavies1uk 

Posted: 24 April 2006
Word Count: 137
Summary: I'm not sure if an arguing monologue counts as contradiction.

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Time to get up,
move on out the flat.
Go to get stuff done.

I wonít move.
Itís beyond me,
Iím staying here all day.

Come on Bob,
get up you lazy git.
You have things to get done.

No, Iím staying here,
I canít be arsed,
I have better things to do.

Like what?
Youíd only watch TV.
All day sat there like a big fat lump.

So what?
Iíve earned it,
leave me alone.

I canít mate,
Iím in here with you,
wherever you go.

Well then Iím not listening to you.
You get on my wick,
always telling me what to, and not to do.

Its all good advice,
you should listen to me sometimes,
you never do.

I know I donít,
but thatís my choice.
Now leave me be,
Iíve sleeping to do.

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paul53 [for I am he] at 18:52 on 24 April 2006  Report this post
I think you noted a valid point here - that the greatest contradictions are those inner turmoils. A well-realised piece.
I canít be arsed
Is this the new motto for the Twenty-First Century, I often wonder?

DJC at 20:38 on 24 April 2006  Report this post
Bob - how often have I felt like this? The song of us all, I feel. I enjoyed reading this!


Nell at 07:19 on 25 April 2006  Report this post
Hi Bob,

This made me smile. The only thing that jarred a bit was the repetition of a few words: move, done, you, do - you could look at those, perhaps trim a little. Nice one!


joanie at 15:20 on 25 April 2006  Report this post
Hi Bob. I know the feeling but I am usually the opposite! My final verse would have to be in the vein of "Stop tempting me - I have to get on!"

I like the idea of an arguing monologue.


Xenny at 12:01 on 29 April 2006  Report this post
Heehee, it's great. It made me smile. Now get up off your arse and do something :p

radavies1uk at 12:15 on 29 April 2006  Report this post
Hey all :)

Thanks, This is a pretty regular feeling for me :) Trynna figure out how to change that last verse of a morning is the tricky bit I think :)


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