The Day The Tin Foil Hats Broke – Revealing the truth.


I thought it was time for another outing for this poem I wrote a while back πŸ™‚Β 




It was something that I’d come to dread

That every thought within my head

would burst from my mouth, as it spoke,

the day the tin foil hats broke.


My Uncle said “What is it son?”

For I had turned quite pale and wan,

my face was screwed up really tight

while my thoughts were picked up by satellite.


“My tin foil hat has broken!” I cried

My Uncle just looked smug and sighed

“Well, Nephew I wouldn’t worry a jot,

with your brain, it’s not going to reveal a lot”.


I had a longing for something that

would keep my thoughts under my hat

My tangled mind, tortured and petty

had spilled its contents like boiling spaghetti.


A tangled jungle of vine and fern,

revealed that I had failed to learn,

my head was empty of meaningful things

but I knew by heart the Lord of the Rings.


Like a boiled egg, my mind was bare

without any useful facts in there,

My Uncle said “Now you have a mission

“you should become a politician”


But still I worried, how could that fly?

When I couldn’t ever tell a lie.

but thankfully, and rather shocking,

a new foil hat was in my Christmas Stocking.


This poem was written for A Guy Called Blokes Challenge, see here:

What’s My Story Then #3

I have also included the following word prompts:

Today’s prompt: nephew, fern, spaghetti








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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

33 thoughts on “The Day The Tin Foil Hats Broke – Revealing the truth.”

  1. You are clever at putting all these prompts into a story. This is such a humorous and well written story. Well done Kristian.

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  2. Funny! Especially like the thoughts spilling out like boiling spaghetti. I might have said, “like limp spaghetti — but maybe that’s too graphic. πŸ˜‰
    Your uncle was hardly supportive in your dilemma. You need to read his mind once.

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  3. It made me smile, and also brought a memory of a news report back in the early 80s of a very nutty religious group which wore foil on their heads to stop the CIA beaming gamma rays at them to stop their prayers. πŸ™‚

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    1. Glad you liked it. Yes, I remember a few stories about foil hats growing up, and more recently, Futurama used the concept in one of their episodes. I can’t claim it was an original idea, but the words are all my own. πŸ™‚

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