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1am Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: Ade Crossen Ade Crossen's Thoughtful Choice

1am Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: Ade Crossen

Ade Crossen's Thoughtful Choice

by LamontPaul, Founder & Publisher
first published: October, 2021

approximate reading time: minutes

Ade Crossen - Thoughtful Choice


I thought I'd write a poem about choice
But scientists said I had no choice about that thought
I thought, I thought, that it would be a nice thing to do
But the scientists said whom are you referring to? 

So I thought, I thought, that “I”, which is only a thought
Which I was completely misled on by the way
Would open a document and start writing about choice
But the scientists said it wasn't even my voice.

By the time I got to the third verse I thought, I thought
“This is completely mental!”
To which half the scientists seemed to concur  
But the rest started arguing that the term was too obscure 

'Thank God for philosophers' I thought, I thought
They'll clear this mess up, to which they had a retort:
If you are genes and the reaction to what has gone
Then whatever you are is a forgone conclusion 

The scientists said “Hey, what about random?”
The philosophers shouted back 
“A decaying isotope may have an infinitely long non-repeating pattern”

So I thought, I thought a thought to write this poem
In a unique way in only which I can
But the philosophers and scientists have convinced me
That it was probably written by the universe when it began.

Ade Crossen


Something you should know:
Adrian Crossen is middle aged. He likes to do creative things like art, music and poetry (when he isn’t helping a company sell things for a pound or being lazy).


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1am: Ade Crossen - Thoughtful Choice »»
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3am: Dave Pitt - Spiderman Brendan »»
4am: Jimmy Andrex - Festival of Brexit »»
5am: Brendan Hawthorne - We Are Here »»
6am: Ahmed Magare - We Cannot Walk Alone »»
7am: Emma Purshouse - Mermaid on the Number 3 »»
8am: Rue Collinge - That Year »»
9am: Deborah Alma - Mother of Pearl »»
10am: Steve Pottinger - Fatima »»
11am: Jay Lewis - Betrayal 1991 »»
12pm: Hollie McNish - Honestly »»
1pm: Emma Purshouse - Five Minutes on a Midland Train »»
2pm: Rebecca Stanhope - Take Your Hands Off Me »»
3pm: Michael Pederson - Here in a Glasgow Tenement - Not Asleep, Not Awake Either »»
4pm: Glyn Phillips - Doorways »»
5pm: PixieVic - Curious Choices »»
6pm Christian Present - Poeme »»
7pm John Robinson - My Reply To You »»
8pm David Benjamin Blower - 47 »»
9pm Emma Purshouse - Feeling Low? »»
10pm Steve Pottinger - Jam today: Mrs Veronica Blake’s manifesto for a brighter future »»
11pm Jay Lewis - The Starling 1976 »»

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Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."

Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV

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