Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Number's Up

In Memoriam
Patrick McGoohan
The Prisoner from The Prisoner

So farewell
Then, Patrick McGoohan.

'I am not a number
I am a free man!'
That was
Your catchphrase.
'Be seeing you!'
That was another.

My dad says
That it was not
A spy-fi series
But a post-Jungian
Metaphor for
Mid-life crisis.

If that's true
I guess you have
Finally escaped
From The Village.

Be seeing you!
Er, or not actually.

E.C. Richard (29)


Anonymous said...

Now I know where Andrew Marr got the idea for the car sequence at the beginning of his programme!!

Anonymous said...

And where the inspiration for Lost, Twin Peaks, and most of the more challenging TV shows of the last 20 years cams from!

Royston Robertson said...

A brilliant eulogy! Be seeing you.

Anonymous said...

I fell asleep in my flat in Islington and woke up in Thanet! Where did it all go wrong?